What Will We Call the Belgian Designers if There’s No More Belgium


What’s in a name? When it’s Belgian, and teamed with designer, it is easy shorthand for modern conceptual fashion. It conjures up references of the Antwerp Six (Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs, and Walter Van Beirendonck) who raised eyebrows in the eighties with their pioneering, offbeat looks. The country has been known for avant-garde fashion ever since, and up until now this has worked nicely. But what do we call those oh-so-cool Belgians if a time comes when their country, divided by politics, demands we call them by some other name?

via What Will We Call the Belgian Designers if There’s No More Belgium?: Vogue’s Daily Coverage of Fashion, Beauty, Parties and More.

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