Belgian Style Awards Honour Walter Van Beirendonck

The Belgian Style Awards (BFA) and biannual convention, Style Talks, had been each held in Antwerp final week, with Walter Van Beirendonck profitable the BFA Jury Prize recognising a profession of excellence, Courrèges inventive director Nicolas de Felice taking residence the Designer of the Yr award and Meryll Rogge named Rising Expertise of the Yr.

On the fifth version of Style Talks, native and worldwide business leaders — together with designers Pieter Mulier, Jan-Jan Van Essche and Vanessa Bruno, Vestoj journal founder Anja Aronowsky Cronberg and Clare Press, presenter of sustainable style podcast, Wardrobe Disaster, who gave the opening speak just about from her base in Sydney — got here collectively to debate the way forward for the business.

“Change has to return from the business. Small teams are already main the best way. It’s the large teams that want to vary,” stated Vanessa Bruno, talking as a part of a roundtable dialogue focussed on overconsumption.

“I feel that the extra individuals find out about their garments, the place they arrive from and the way they’re made, the extra simply they are going to change their methods,” she added.

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