Dear iDEALS, last week I spent four days in Brussels, as a member of this year's jury for LA CAMBRE MODE[S] graduating fashion students. The renowned school presented their design and stylist skills on the runway at
Les Halles in Schaarbeek/Schaerbeek, in a super crowded space full of positive energy and talent. The tension was high as all creations were part of the students’ exams.
The student's works were evaluated by a selected number of professionals and watched by a
large audience, international journalists and fashion fanatics. On one incident, a gentleman told me that there was no La Cambre presentation he missed so far and I can truly understand why. I would like to thank Caroline Mierop Tony Delcampe, Herve Yvrenogeau and especially Didier Varvaeren. Also all the jury members for 2013.
It was the second time I met young designer Anais Lalu, fourth and final year student of La Cambre in Brussels. Her work is just stunning as it is always inspired by a personal story. Her face though is what strikes me the most. It's one of those moments I wish I'd been a film director. I shot her portrait a few minutes before she presented her collection.
Dear iDEALS, I know I haven't been very loyal to you the past couple of days though I have a task to fulfill in Belgium. Since last Thursday I landed in beautiful Brussels, as a jury member for this year's La Cambre Mode(s) graduate students, along with Caroline Mierop , Tony Delcampe , Didier Varvaeren, Herve Yvrenogeau Jean-Pierre Blanc, Lutz Huelle, Solange Thiry, Filep
Motwary, Mustafa Sabbah, Carol Song, Elie Levy, David Ballu, Veerle
Windels, Inge Grognard, Laurent Folcher, Manuela Brini, Vivian Cheng,
Anthony Vaccarello, Sami Tillouche This morning we had the chance to see the works of the Masters students as well as the fashion show and tomorrow we will be giving our votes.