#FocusOnDesigners2017: @Marine Bourguignon
Thomas Dekens Portier
Thomas Portier took the name of his mother ( DEKENS ) for his collections. He developped an interest in fashion 4 years ago.
He have attended 2 different Fashion schools, won 2 fashion competitions and showcased on 4 catwalks .Some of his pieces are on sale in Brussel in the shop « VETU »
Thomas is currently studying psychology at the ULB and he uses psychology subjects to create his collections.
Thomas says that he a dark, masochistic style and is unafraid of disgracing. He has a lot of hobbys but fashion is in his mind everyday.
Jana Nedzvetskaya was born on 25.12.1967 in Vorkuta (Komi Republic), Russia. She is a Russian designer, the founder and the creative director of LO, JanaNedzvetskaya (JN), L Stalker brands in the world of fashion. For the first time in the world she presented a clothes collection on-line under water. In 1980 graduated from Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering (MISI), The Gerasimov Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) as a film director. Jana Nedzvetskaya’s clothes are worn by celebrities, many successful business ladies, female politicians and deputies.
2016 – “The Alphabet of ben Sirach. Lilith”, fashion film
Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival (2017, South Africa, Cape Town)
Girona Film Festival (2017, Spain, Girona)
Find her here: https://shop.misslo.com/
ZAADY unveiled its first ready-to-wear collection Under the sign of luxury and relaxation. On April 29th 2017 in Paris, France – ZAADY was officially launched and positioned against the tide of traditional brands. It cultivates its difference through its original concept that combines exclusivity and sobriety. Avant-gardist, ZAADY breaks the classic codes of luxury and revendicates an uninhibited fashion style for both men and women.
ZAADY: Unconventional Luxury
Its Belgian founder, Fabrice Mahi, designed it based on the values it defends for a demanding customer base who, like him, wishes to wear unique pieces with perfect lines and made from noble and comfortable materials.
Through its sportswear and couture collection, ZAADY is all about a lifestyle which allows the desire to live extraordinary and unique experiences.
ZAADY: A Know-How and Modernity
ZAADY reconciles the know-how of traditional tailors and timeless lines. Manufactured in European workshops, the brand inscribes its line in a contemporary and refined style. The brand uses noble materials such as leather, cotton and silk to design sober and elegant models that can be worn in any season.
The range of prices goes from 150 € for pants to 1500 € for a jacket.
In constant relationship with its clients, ZAADY offers them a personalized service: individual referrals, direct relationship with the creator and private appointments.
ZAADY: An exclusive method of distribution
Sold exclusively in its showroom and online, the collections are made in France, in limited and numbered series. They are reserved for clients who share the same values within a private circle.
Find them here: www.zaadycollections.com
Instagram : zaadycollection
Facebook : Zaady (@ZAADYcollections)
Maaike Van Den Abbeele
Ever since high school Maaike Van den Abbeele (°1990), the Dutch-Belgian designer had a passion for fashion. Her creations varied with prints, embroideries, silk and other classical materials with a big heart for traditional arts and crafts and an interest for new things. She
mainly tries to combine several materials and styles.
Van den Abbeele often processes elements of the classic men’s suit or uniform in her designs. In addition to art and architecture, Japan is one of her biggest sources of inspiration.
Van den Abbeele lost her heart to this Asian country after traveling twice. During the 26th edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam in January 2017 she showed her most recent collection “MA_JAPAN”. With this collection, she tells the story of Japanese working men, women and students spending their free time at arcade and gambling games, cafes, clubs, drinks, as well as the sex industry. The result? A stylish mix of uniformity and colorful Japanese streetwear.
In 2016 Van den Abbeele graduated cum laude at the KASK, highly renowned Fashion Institute in Ghent. During her fashion education she completed a four-month internship at the Belgian fashion company Black Balloon. Black Balloon is known in Belgium for their stylish
and fresh accessories and clothing. With her first collection “MA-ENLIGHTMENT” she won the award for promising fashion talent from ESKIMO, a Belgian family company specializing in designing and producing nightwear and underwear for all ages. For this booming brand
she developed a capsule collection launched in the summer of 2017.
For her newestcollection “MA_JAPAN” she received a second award for amazingness from BELMODO, a distinguished Belgian fashion magazine. After this, BELMODO worked with Van den Abbeele and published a series of her personal writings concerning her fashion adventures in Japan.
Since her first participation at Amsterdam Fashionweek in January 2017, Van den Abbeele started working on her newest collection “MA_ROOTS”. She presented this latest collection at the summer edition of Amsterdam Fashionweek (July 2017). This collection tells the story of Van den Abbeele’s roots (half Belgian, half Dutch).
More recently, Van den Abbeele has been working hard on the startup of her own company as a freelance designer. Van den Abbeele most recently featured as a new upcoming fashion talent in the September issue of MARIE CLAIRE, a highly appreciated fashion magazine. As
a young upcoming talent, she is making her way in the fashion industry, gaining more
experience and continuously accepting new challenges.
She is building her own brand and often cooperates with other creative talents, such as photographers, video artists, dancers,
…. She believes in a whole new future for the fashion industry, where the focus lies on sustainable lasting custom works and unique pieces rather than on fast fashion.