AVDW: MADE IN ANTWERP!
Annick van de Weghe's designs all tell a unique story. Every single piece translates the art & luxury of handmade, limited pieces.
It's her love for beautiful ( often vintage) boho fabrics, discovered throughout her many travels, that creates effortless, collectors pieces.
Jackets, coats, sweaters with rich textures, colors and patterns , that can be passed on to the next generation without loosing their timeless, versatile flare.
Statement pieces that speak for themselves and that are easygoing at the same time.
Annick believes it's important to always feel good in your clothes no matter what the occasion. To always stay true to your own style or to put it in her own words: " If you have to force it, leave it !" .... effortless, just as we like it too!
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NOW!
Since it's hard to believe in good luck these days, here's a story of a Greek tradition. It's about a special gift: a good luck charm or so called 'Gouri' that people buy for themselves or give to others at the end of every year in order to bring a certain vibe to the New Year. Like wishing for a fresh start, show some love or re-assure that everything will work out just fine...
So... here's the question: What on Earth should a 2021 good luck charm look like?
Leave it to Katherina Psoma to come up with one solid advice:
'Delete all shit!' - an optimistic message about remembering and reconsidering what is really important and what is not on our path of life.
Looking like your Grandma's charm, this mood booster medaillon surely will add a sparkle!
GANNI SOFTWARE UPDATE
The timing couldn't have been more perfect: Ganni just launched its Software Collection.
Off-duty pieces ( sweaters, hoodies , joggers ) for the home, for the gym or even for the (home) office... why not?
Each piece is crafted from a 100% certified recycled EcoLife®yarn, designed for maximum chill with a minimal impact. EcoLife® yarns are made from 50% post-consumer recycled polyester, such as plastic bottles, and 50% pre-consumer recycled cotton created from end-of-line cotton used in the manufacturing process.
...timeless essentials, just what we all need now...right?
2nd EXISTENCE : UPCYCLED VINTAGE
There's a new kid in town! : 2nd Existence - up cycled, one of a kind, vintage straight from Japan! A brand we carry close to our hearts because of their unique approach to sustainability.
All items are up cycled, handpicked apparel from all around the globe. Items with a strong identity or from timeless fashion labels (e.g. Barbour, Carhartt, Burberry, Umbro sportswear,...)
On top of this, 2nd Existence joined the organization "1% for the Planet" as a corporate member, taking responsibility in protecting Pacha Mama by donating 1% of their annual sales through a combination of financial donations and non-monetary gifts like donations of goods.
...such a beautiful product with such an amazing (hi)story...wouldn't you agree...?
BARBOUR X ALEXA CHUNG / BARBOUR WHITE LABEL
For both collections the same goes: the Barbour archive re-imagined. Practical & stylish outerwear that is inspired by Barbour's waxed jackets throughout the decades ( dating back as early as 1910!) A tribute to classic and timeless British design.
The Alexa Chung collab is like a match made in outerwear heaven with eye for detail such as quilt, Gingham, patchwork...
Whereas the White Label ( men's = unisex ) collection was originally designed for the Japanese market and has a more minimalist approach.
Needless to say that both collections embody exactly what we love so much: minimal, timeless pieces that carry enough details to make them stand out: less is more without being a bore!
CLOSED X NIGEL CABOURN
We are beyond grateful to be one of the select retailers representing the exclusive capsule collection of Closed x Nigel Cabourn. We have been long time fans of fashion designer Nigel Cabourn's signature military inspired heritage looks. From striped knits & casual sweats to overalls & functional outerwear, we also believe this style blends perfectly with Closed's casual silhouettes and denim heritage. The capsule features a variety of utilitarian details with influences of maritime workwear, making it almost a unisex collection. Women’s styles contrast masculine elements with feminine details. The collection includes jackets with multi-colored textural panels, loose-fitted trousers, overalls,... we can't wait for it to be in store! - somewhere end of August
Denim for Days
If you know us a little bit, you know we love our jeans. Straight cut, flared, wide or baggy. Full length or cropped. Blue, black, washed or bright coloured. If it’s denim, we say yes and that obviously shows in our selection. Not only in our AW19 selection by the way, but every season.
And it doesn’t have to stop with trousers. We’re also big fans of denim shirts, jackets, shirts and jumpsuits. And talking about jumpsuits, Los Angeles based denim brand Agolde dropped a wide sleeve black one that is just out of this world. Denim lovers, run this way!
If you know ‘Paulette in ’t stad’, one of our favourite interior shops in Antwerp, you know owner Paulette shares our love of colour. After her studies she traveled around the world and came back very inspired by what she saw en route. Since she always loved interior treasure hunting, opening her own store only made sense.
Adding some of her Simples cushions, a brand created by Paulette’s mom and a friend, into our own shop interior was an easy decision. Unique, handmade pieces often using bright prints and re-used fabrics, that’s everything we like. And guess what?! We sell them too!
Ready to party?
We are always excited about a good party and even more when it involves a fancy dress code! Long silk dresses, puffy sleeves, open backs, … Our imagination is going wild when it comes to evening gowns. Obviously, that shows in our AW19 selection.
Bright-coloured and over the top or toned-down, simple and stylish. Short sleeves, long sleeves and everything in between. With a beautiful cleavage or modest and Victorian. No matter what your style is, we got you covered.
And just so you know, we also have matching heels or, for those who like to show off their dance moves when it gets a little later, sneakers ;)
The sunniest season is coming to an end and although that makes us a little sad, we’re pretty sure that Maison Irem's colourful jewelry will extend that Summer feeling!
Designer Irem Sesigur was inspired by her Lycian roots and her travels around the world, when she created a collection full of layered chains, intricate coins and woven bracelets. Worn by itself or combined to make a statement, that’s all up to you. This colourful collection is all about expressing your individual self and that's exactly how we like it!
A Better Blue
We love fashion, we love sunshine and we love ice cream. No need to explain that. But we also love our planet and we are so happy to see lots of brands coming up with sustainable fashion solutions, like Closed.
The denim brand created ‘A Better Blue’, an eco-friendly denim line. Thanks to innovative dyeing and washing techniques, they use 50% less water, 25% less energy and 65% less chemicals. Every season more styles are added to the line. And for the AW19 collection, they also started using recycled cotton, elastane and tencel. Something we can only applaud!
We’ve had plenty of sunshine and high temperatures over the last few weeks, but these days Summer in Belgium is starting to look a lot like Fall. Obviously, we’re crossing our fingers for sunnier days to return, but for now August is a little colder and rainier than we would like it to be.
Luckily, we do have some awesome rain coats in our AW19 selection and this weather is the perfect excuse to start wearing them already! Just remember, there’s a silver lining to everything.
Originally just a small leather collection, but now, twelve years later, a complete brand with a wide range of styles. Let us introduce you to Nué Notes, the newest addition to our AW19 selection.
The Danish know how to do fashion and designer Anne-Dorthe Larsen is no exception to that rule. Her approach to styling is holistic - as she says so herself - clothing from the essential to the inspiring.
Expect perfect basics, designed to complete the wardrobe you already have, and simple designs in beautiful fabrics and colours. Nué Notes is only the starting point so feel free to add some personality. And ain’t that just how we like it best?
Sneakers for president
Sneakers are here to stay. Forever. And boy, aren't we thrilled about that! Obviously, we went for colour in our AW19 selection, just as you know us.
The Diadora Heritage Line is made for boutiques only and is all about excellent quality and materials. Real leather, getting more beautiful every time you wear it and adjusting to the shape of your feet. While last year we only went for the high top originals, this season we expanded our selection with some colour and fluo. New drop in store now!!
The sun is out, or should be, and our calendars are filled with communion parties and weddings. But what to wear? Pre collections to the rescue!
Starting this week we're getting new stuff in from, amongst others, Ganni, Baum und Pferdgarten and Stine Goya. Read as: floaty summer dresses, stylish jumpsuits and skirts you can transform from casual to chic by adding heels. We also have the prettiest blouses and because we wouldn't let you leave with no pants on, obviously some new trousers too. And that all in beautiful colours and prints, what did you expect?
If you're all about beautiful details and pure materials, make sure you check out our newest brand Jejia! We're crazy about the moderate and sober, but yet very underlined luxury feel to it. And so will you. The collection is made exclusively in Italy and almost all the fabrics and prints are created inhouse. Jejia stands for a relaxed approach to life, with strong roots and a clear, modern vision for women.
I guess it's pretty clear that we're excited!
If you like colour and love eye-catching, playful designs, like we do — you'll simply adore designer Mira Mikati. She’s putting the fun back into fashion with collections of carefree-meets-cool designs, timeless silhouettes, playful prints and a big dedication to the rainbow.
We’ll be frank ... right up our alley!
Mother of Pearl
It all started with an intention …
Two years ago Mother of Pearl took the plunge to see if they could make a collection which is 100% sustainable, organic, socially responsible, with low carbon emissions and minimum impact on the planet. All this without compromising on style and design, obviously. Quite the challenge, but guess what? They succeeded!