MORE AW17 COLLECTIONS: MEN

MORE AW17 COLLECTIONS: MEN

13/10/2017
Brace the brisk winds and stay warm in style this season…STIJL Men’s AW17 collections have arrived:   HAIDER...
DISCOVER THE NEW AW17 COLLECTIONS

DISCOVER THE NEW AW17 COLLECTIONS

27/09/2017
Baby, it’s getting cold outside… But do not despair, the AW17 collections have arrived and we have more...
NEW IN STORE: Y-PROJECT

NEW IN STORE: Y-PROJECT

26/09/2017
The good, the bad and the ugly. A trio of labels that were once relied upon religiously. But at some...
Dries Van Noten becomes baron

Dries Van Noten becomes baron

19/07/2017
Today, king of tailoring Dries Van Noten was awarded the honorary title of baron. The world-renowned...
Installations by Gioia, Walter and Jacqueline

Installations by Gioia, Walter and Jacqueline

24/04/2017
Last Thursday, the highly-anticipated centre for Fashion And Design – MAD – finally opened its recycled...
When two artists meet

When two artists meet

17/04/2017
His obscenity is never obscene – Jean Genet A contemporary trend for fashion exhibitions has prompted...
Interview with Gioia Seghers

Interview with Gioia Seghers

19/03/2017
How did it all get started? I graduated from La Cambre in 2012 and my final collection was backed...
How the modern-day master reinvented the Flemish tapestry.

How the modern-day master reinvented the Flemish tapestry.

11/03/2017
Dries Van Noten’s menswear collection was a prelude to those hot summer nights we’re all aching...
Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

10/03/2017
Good fashion designers create garments that flatter, feel good and last a lifetime; great fashion...
Unlikely Muses: the city of Staphorst

Unlikely Muses: the city of Staphorst

09/03/2017
While the fashion industry is still struggling to publically pronounce a reply in face of recent political...
NEW collection summer 2017

NEW collection summer 2017

15/02/2017
Now in stores.
Coming soon

Coming soon

01/02/2017
The new collection will be available soon. Stay tuned!
Installations by Gioia, Walter and Jacqueline

Installations by Gioia, Walter and Jacqueline

24/04/2017

Last Thursday, the highly-anticipated centre for Fashion And Design – MAD – finally opened its recycled doors. A white pearl at the heart of Brussels, which will aim to support and nourish independent creation in the city. As the opening happened around the corner and across the road from the shops, it was the perfect occasion for STIJL to celebrate a few artists themselves.

Menswear designer Walter Van Beirendonck never shies away from the unexpected. This season, he decided to collaborate with artist Jacqueline Lecarme to create a series of statement necklaces. Fascinated by feminine accessories, Jacqueline transforms buttons, combs and broches into colourful animal sculptures. Her art pieces look like fairy-tale creatures that could have crawled right out of your grandmother’s dressing table. For Walter’s menswear collection she twisted the process, and used animal shapes to create bold and brightly-coloured jewellery. Through her work, Jacqueline seeks to enchant and “wake up the child that slumbers in each of us,” which makes her a perfect match for the Antwerp designer known for his playful and fantasy-rich approach to design.

A few hundred metres down the street, designer Gioia Seghers received carte blanche to create a window installation for STIJL women. With the help of graphic designer Adrien Domken, she created a white box out of white paper garlands, reminiscent of the white ribbons used in her latest collection. The Molenbeek-based designer stayed true to her signature of pure lines and perpetual mutation: “I wanted to use these long lines to create a movement in the space, placing them in a symmetrical order at the top, but keeping them loose at the bottom so they’d float around.”

Discover the artists’ work until 04/05 at STIJL.

Image: Bram Van Beek