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Covetable Gear for the New Season Discover a World of Labels An Interview with London’s Designer to the Stars Update your Wardrobe with Nine Effortless Basics Another Side of Natan Luc Tuymans gets suited in his Studio Weekend Knack’s Editor on Lifestyle in the Digital Age Turn Up your Glamour Dial Scents,Tips & Tricks for Fall Casual Solutions to Beat the Chill Contact

Dear Friends, As we began work on the 5th edition of Dressed Up magazine, I began thinking about the upcoming season, about the future. How fascinating it is to witness how fast the world turns around, and even more so the fashion world. Every six months designers from across the globe come together in Paris, Milan and New York to present their latest collections inspired by artistic, social, cultural and personal discovery. In the following pages we invite you to experience a taste of their passion, which today stands at an exciting crossroads of strict minimalism and a revival of luxurious statement dressing. We at Princess are proud to be able to guide you through our selection of the finest of these fashions, by offering you personal advice in our boutiques.

In between shooting our favourite looks of the season, we spoke with Natan’s Edouard Vermeulen, who has crafted a gown out of recycled fabrics from Burkina Faso; and British designer Matthew Williamson who shared his inspirations of modern art and exotic travel with us. Antwerp-based artist Luc Tuymans posed for us in his studio, and the Weekend Knack’s editor Trui Moerkerke offers an insightful perspective on modern lifestyles in a classy Q&A. As the temperature drops, take Dressed Up #5 as your guide for an action-packed winter - with inspiring reads and our style tips to take you from the ski slopes to the dance floor (and everywhere in between). I hope you enjoy our take on the season and our largest issue to date! Frédéric

P.S. An exciting release alongside this issue is the launch of the Renaissance smartphone application - the first of it’s kind in Belgium. Free to download, this pocket-sized technology will keep you posted on new designers, upcoming events and special opportunities in the Princess group’s exciting, newest boutique. Use the QR code on the left and enjoy!

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Emmanuelle Bastiaenssen

Kim Peers

PRINCESS loves HOGAN by KARL LAGERFELD The Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld collection features deluxe, futuristic outerwear in high-tech materials and leather with hand-finished details. The ultra-light down coats and windbreakers, zip-through jackets and body-warmers are marked by snappy, asymmetrical quilting, with irregular diagonals enhanced by silver zips. Gently fitted, or pulled in at the waist with drawstrings, they feature a multitude of pockets, detachable hoods and collars,and mittens. Available at PRINCESS & PRINCESS BLUE

The Luxury of Sound / MOLAMI Swedish label Molami launches an exclusive capsule collection of fashion headphones this Fall, taking technology to a stylish new level. Launching with three glamorous styles, the range of ‘Bight’, ‘Twine’ and ‘Pleat’, each bring an innovative and luxurious spin on portable sound, from the silk headband of ‘Twine’ to the opulence of stingray leather on the ‘Bight’ earplug and the ergonomic lines of ‘Pleat’, designed to frame the face. Each style is finished in 24k gold accents, with delicate fabric-bound cables. Exclusively at RENAISSANCE & SKETCH

A pampered iPad / Marc BY Marc Jacobs Tech In between sending fetish handcuffs down the Vuitton catwalk in Paris or stocking up his New York bookstore BookMarc, Mr. Marc Jacobs has found the time to launch a sassy range of technology accessories, bringing a cool dose of humour and his signature downtown cool to your digital devices. The Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Tech’ collection will wrap up your iPod, iPad or iPhone in lips, hearts, and cheeky logo quilting – with a luxe option in embossed leather featuring his signature brass ‘turnlock’ opening. Exclusively at all PRINCESS Boutiques 4

Faliero Sarti Established as an Italian wool mill in the 1940s, Faliero Sarti is renowned across the world for it’s exquisitely woven and knitted scarves. Following her family tradition, Monica Sarti has revitalised the house, inciting collaborations with international fashion houses like Vivienne Westwood and Ann Demeulemeester, as well as developing the Faliero Sarti collections with innovative techniques with wool, silk, linen and cashmere. A quiet revolution in modern luxury. Available at PRINCESS, RENAISSANCE & SKETCH

NO SHRINKING VIOLET / ALEXANDER WANG New York’s wunderkind designer Alexander Wang has won the race for the ever-shrinking ‘it’ bag, tinting his signature ‘Diego’ bucket bag an inky midnight blue for Autumn Winter 2011-12. The luxuriously soft barrel-shaped design is adorned with a base of studs, for an everyday statement that is as hardwearing as it is hardcore street style. Exclusively at RENAISSANCE & SKETCH

Alice Gazouille This winter Alice Gazouille adopts a preppy ease with girly sweaters, oxford shirts and rockabilly marcels. It’s all about delicate materials, perfect fits and subtle details. From classy to cult, this winter Alice Gazouille seduces you with a sophisticated yet comfortable collection, casual chic with a preppy touch. Alice Gazouille is made for girls wild at heart, who don’t take themselves too seriously. After all, fashion should equal fun! Available at PRINCESS BLUE & SKETCH

PRINCESS presents MAX MARA For Autumn Winter 2011-12, Max Mara has christened Katie Holmes as their ‘Face of the Future’ - a prestigious prize given to an actress who is experiencing a turning point in her film career and contributions to the community at large, offered in collaboration with the non-profit organisation ‘Women in Film’. The star was spotted front row at Max Mara’s Milan show in March, where the iconic Italian house paraded svelte coats and tailoring in plaid fabrics, and shaggy alpaca knits referenced the British Highlands. Miss Holmes arrived in a signature Max Mara camel coat, shrugging it off to reveal a mocha satin jumpsuit beneath. Surely a winning match of high fashion and star power, as Holmes slips into her role as Jackie Kennedy in the new mini-series The Kennedys, airing this year. Available at PRINCESS

FTC CASHMERE FTC stands for “Fair Trade Cashmere”, a coveted cashmere knitwear line that promises superior quality with ethically sound processes. Since 2003, the Swiss-based duo Jutta and Andreas Knezovic have pioneered sustainable methods in cashmere production, opting against the culture of exploitation to realise joint projects with farmers and staff. The results of their mission are six knitted cashmere collections annually, and whether it’s beautifully soft pullovers, scarves, jackets, capes, accessories or hats the gentle feel and velvety smoothness combined with a social conscience make FTC first choice. Available at PRINCESS, PRINCESS BLUE, RENAISSANCE & SKETCH 8

X marks the spot / CLOSED CLOSED began as an Italian workwear brand in the 1970s, when it quickly captured the market with a new design approach to denim jeans. With research into military garments and postal worker’s uniforms, CLOSED developed the first 27-piece denim and launched their iconic ‘X’ pocket that is still a signature of their mens and womens ranges today. The brand was also recognised in the early years for their ‘stone-wash’ technique and continue to develop innovative dyeing techniques today – supporting a passion for authentic casual clothes with a worn-in comfort. Complimenting the CLOSED vision of innovation and creative youth, ‘The X’ campaign was launched in Fall Winter 2010, celebrating a group of ten pioneering young people in cities around the world. Every season CLOSED selects a fresh team of talent from across the creative arts and sciences, and invites them to share their travels and experiences. A GPS-tracked Leica camera and a linked blog let us follow these inspiring characters and their extraordinary lives - be they making art in Moscow or throwing parties in Milan, PR’ing in Paris or dancing ballet in Frankfurt. Available at PRINCESS BLUE & RENAISSANCE

The latest crop / TRUE NYC Channeling the downtown cool of New York City through the eyes of an Italian designer, True NYC has perfected the ‘peg-leg’ – creating cropped trousers and jeans in a slim, comfortable fit in softly washed fabrics like chambray, gabardine, velvet and denim. Available at PRINCESS & PRINCESS BLUE

The tricky tailor / Ehud Amsterdam-based menswear designer Joseph Ehud brings a myriad of cultural contrasts to his smartly-tailored collection, having grown up in New Zealand and studied at London’s Central St Martins. Uniforms as cultural identifiers are the starting point for his elegant ready-to-wear wardrobe, which he now shows on the Paris runway. For Fall 2011, he punctuated a sober collection of monochrome suiting with punches of wine and vermillion reds, which were particularly dramatic in rubberized fabrics reminiscent of patent leather. Exclusively at RENAISSANCE

The couture cycle / Eva Zingoni After six years designing at Balenciaga, Eva Zingoni established her own label in 2008 to create sustainable couture, made in France from recycled materials. Today her limited edition pieces are cut from surplus materials from Parisian fashion houses, in unique fabrics with special finishes that evoke individual stories. Zingoni’s style leans towards clean lines, “egg” shapes and unstructured forms, which translates through an edgy feminine aesthetic in dresses, tunics, blouses and fluid jackets. Exclusively at RENAISSANCE & SKETCH

A woven whimsy / M Missoni Missoni holds its own amongst the archives of 20th century fashion, with their signature crocheted knitwear becoming an inimitable statement of luxurious Italian style. Since 1998, M Missoni have chanelled the bohemian spirit of the brand into easy-to-wear pieces that uphold the distinctive design heritage of the main line. For Autumn Winter 2011-12, M Missoni proposes a contrast of delicate, lacey crochet with chunky knitted cardigans and parkas in geometric tribal patterns. An earthy colour palette is popped with sulfur yellow and brick orange, with an unexpected touch of turquoise. Available at PRINCESS 10

Bike leathers / DROMe DROMe offer a glamorous dose of Italian leather for the cooler months, proposing wild texture and bold shapes for men and women. Long lines and high funnel necks create a sleek shape for women in fur and sleeveless leather styles, with wide collars or bikers in washed leathers for the boys. A rugged sense of elegance allows an easy transition from daytime to evening. Available at RENAISSANCE & SKETCH

Parisian rehash / AVHASHBY Ann ValÉrie Hash The designer Ann Valerie Hash is a celebrated fixture on the prét-à-porter and couture catwalks, known for her feminine creations that channel an inimitable Parisian chic. She now introduces AVHASHBY Ann Valerie Hash, a diffusion line that builds upon the original DNA of the brand with a gentle, accessible touch. The choice of fabrics focuses on jersey, cotton and chiffon while the colours remain symbolic of the brand and play with neutral tones. It’s uptown femininity with an urban, downtown spin. Available at RENAISSANCE & SKETCH

Bears, berries and BEEN / BEEN BY D’HEYGERE A been is a leg, but BEEN are leggings, by Antwerp academy graduate Stephanie d’Heygere - a young Belgian designer who is printing up a fruity storm across stretchy zipped leggings and bodies, gloves and skirts. This season she’s picked apple, raspberry and bark prints as well as a furry teddybear fabric, to brighten the gloomy winter days in shades of minty green, citrus yellow, neon berry and a honey brown. Available at RENAISSANCE & SKETCH

“I’m lucky enough that the high profile girls that I’m often associated with are actually close friends of mine who genuinely love wearing my clothes.” British designer Matthew Williamson has divined a unique aesthetic that has captured the bohemian spirit of women the world over, with his breathtakingly modern designs that exude a carefree, sensual energy. Dressed Up chats with Matthew about travel, the seasons, his inspirations and the creative process. For Fall Winter 11-12, you took inspiration from the mirrored

coats and gilets are panelled with lapin fur or quilted leather, and

landscape artworks of Francisco Infante-Arana. How did you

ostrich feathers

apply his large-scale ideas to your designs on the body?

themselves are graphic and kaleidoscopic taking influence from

divide areas of printed silk. The prints

the reflections in the installations, and the play of light and shadow. For me what I loved about Infante-Arana’s work is the opposing juxtaposition of textures: the stark geometric mirrors against

Many think of you as a summer designer, as your clothes are so vivid,

desolate natural landscapes. I played with the combination of

colourful and playful. Do you approach an autumn winter season

textures within garments throughout the collection: a Mongolian

differently? What would you say is your signature winter piece?

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I approach the autumn winter season in exactly the same way as

progression so they make sense sitting together in store. I enjoy

summer as the key characteristics of my brand work equally well

working this way as it allows me to expand my visions whilst giving

in winter garments, my collections are rich in colour, print and

the customer a wider choice.

embellishment all year round! I would say my signature winter piece is a statement coat, the fur lined sequin parker is a favourite from this season!

The embellishment and craftsmanship that goes into many of your pieces evokes exotic destinations and rich interiors.

Your clothes breathe a fast-paced travelling lifestyle, deeply rooted

How do you translate this into your home? Do you have a favourite

in bohemian ethnic visuals. Do you travel a lot today? What is

period, architect or designer?

your favourite winter destination?

Fashion and interior are so closely linked, I always say if I wasn’t designing

I travel a lot for work commitments

clothes I would be an interior designer.

but I always try and take a week out

My home is very eclectic and reflective

around New Year to get some winter

of my personal style. It’s definitely

sun and reflect on the previous year.

globally influenced as many items

I often go to Cape Town and stay

have been picked up on my travels in

with my best friend who lives on

different countries. I don’t tend to stick

top of a mountain behind Hout Bay.

with one particular period or style

The nearby scenery is breathtaking

as I like to be experimental and the

and walks through the vineyards and

mix of contemporary and vintage, for

coastlines are revitalising and a perfect

example I have a beautiful carved

way to focus and plan the year ahead.

Rococo mirror set on a disco-mirrored tile fireplace in my living room.

As a creator who has been working with pattern and print for many

Outside of the fashion world, what

years, how has digital technology

provokes and inspires you? To

influenced your design process?

preserve your memories and your experiences do you collect them,

My team and I are still fairly tradi-

photograph them, or draw them?

tional in our design process; all designs are hand-drawn. I think it’s important for a brand like mine where

I’m continually inspired by nature and travel, I like to collect

fluidity and femininity are key that this is demonstrated in a pencil

souvenirs and artefacts from different places I visit and I never go

silhouette. Where technology has become very useful is when we are

anywhere without a camera or sketchpad!

placing prints: being able to drop a print into a silhouette and easily play around with the scale, placement and colours is hugely beneficial

You have always recognised the importance of celebrity and kept

and time-saving.

intimate company with a bevy of successful ladies. Do you ever design with a certain girl in mind?

With the commercial realities of the industry pushing designers to produce for resort and pre-collections, do you feel there is extra

Various girls have been called my ‘muses’ over the years, Jade Jagger

pressure on your creativity and design process? Does it excite

and Sienna Miller for example, but I don’t tend to design with a

you to be creating more and more, or do you prefer slow fashion?

particular girl in mind. I’m lucky enough that the high profile girls that I’m often associated with are actually close friends of mine who

Without a doubt the pressures on any design house have increased

genuinely love wearing my clothes.

dramatically with the production of 4 collections a year, yet the results have been commercially beneficial and worthwhile.

What’s next for the Matthew Williamson world? Do you have

Our pre-collections actually have higher volumes of sales than

any exciting new projects you can share with us?

the mainline as they have more time on the shop floor. Creatively speaking this allows the show collections to remain the most

I am pleased to be launching my second line ‘MW’ later this month.

progressive and influential in design terms, whilst following the

It will be the younger sister to my mainline, with all the signature style

pre-collections inspiration and developing it further as a natural

of my ready-to-wear but at lower price points!

Update your wardrobe with these effortless basics to see you through winter and out the other side PhotographY Zeb Daemen MODEL KIM PEERS

The Perfect Skinny Jeans

Victoria Beckham Mrs. Beckham advocates three denim styles that every girl simply mustn’t live without: the skinny, the bootcut and the boyfriend. Surely her favourite of the lot, these skinny jeans have a mid-rise and long leg – perfect to tuck into your favourite winter boots. jeans and tank by Victoria Beckham


The Classic Bag Céline

Invest in a bag with a structured frame, to keep life streamlined. Céline’s crocembossed leather adds a daring touch of luxury to a functional, timeless shape. knit dress and bag by Céline


The Evening Gown

Armani Collezioni

An injection of floor-length theatrics never goes astray. Channel the starlets of the silver screen in a glamorous sweeping gown like this silk column from Armani Collezioni, highlighted with a deep neckline and fluid draping across the bust. gown by Armani Collezioni pumps by By Malène Birger


The Trench


Riding on a wave of new minimalism, iconic garments have returned to the forefront of style. Forget your bulky misconceptions and embrace a figure-hugging trenchcoat. trenchcoat and shirt by Burberry leather legging by Joseph boots by Hogan


The Cashmere Cardigan F.T.C. Cashmere A soft cashmere cardigan is a selfish pleasure. Indulge with a clear conscience thanks to Fair Trade Cashmere’s ethical production methods. Pair your cardi with a lingerie-inspired camisole, for a sensual mix of feminine fabrics. cardigan by F.T.C. Cashmere lingerie by Pleasure State

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Business or pleasure? A trim black blazer is a sophisticated solution for all occasions. Forego difficult detailing or embellishment for a sharp cut and refined cloth, such as Joseph’s sleek one-button style. blazer and legging by Joseph tee by If Six Was Nine


The Ankle Boot


An ankle length bootie has become a winter staple, as an equally perfect compliment to denim, sleek trousers or a bare leg.With a Cuban heel and leather tassel, Acne’s classic style is pumped with a dose of urban cowgirl cool. boot and jeans by Acne knit by Jil Sander Navy


The Little Black Dress Jil Sander Navy What a girl wants and what a girl needs. How often do stars collide? A little black dress is one of the basic rules of glamour and cannot be overlooked for practicality in all situations. Jil Sander’s sleeveless minidress can be layered for day and lifted with sparkling accessories for evening. minidress by Jil Sander Navy


The Peacoat MAX MARA

Celebrate a slimline silhouette with 他 proportions in a warm winter coat. Choose an elegant cut like this Max Mara peacoat for easy daytime layering or an elegant evening cover-up. coat by MaxMara trousers by Brunelli Cucinelli shirt by Mauro Grifoni

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Over the past three decades, the Belgian designer has crafted a vision of contemporary purity at the house of NATAN, enriched by his passion for design and the arts.


Extending his creative reach across all facets of the brand, Vermeulen continues to uphold their tradition of quality and timelessness, while pushing the company into the future. In a socially conscious move, the designer has just announced NATAN’s involvement in the ‘Good Planet’ project launching this October - for which he has designed and produced an evening dress from recycled plastic textiles woven in Burkina Faso.

How does it feel to be involved in the ‘Good Planet’ project for Africa? I was very excited to participate in what I believe is a project that will raise awareness. I really liked integrating our art, (the fashion), so often considered as a superficial world, in this huge project. Did this project influence your spirit for the season? Yes, the raw materials, very dark, very pure, almost imperfect and nearly primitive, inspired me deeply especially for lovely evening clothes. What are your inspirations for Autumn Winter 11-12? Probably a contrast of raw and noble materials, a combination of bright and more sober colours. Sometimes I like to play with clear-cut ideas, but then again I also enjoy playing with some unlikely combinations. What scent do you wear? Eau de toilette by LOEWE, a Spanish fragrance.

What kind of music have you been listening to in the studio recently? I like music as long as it’s melodious because I’m not interested in music when it makes noise for the case of making noise - in that case, I prefer the silence. I like lounge music, as it relaxes me. Soft background music inspires me and allows me to escape. Where is your ideal winter travel destination? Will you escape the cold or embrace it? When winter is here, in Brussels, if it’s harsh and melan-

cholic, I prefer to escape to a country that contrasts with this disheartening, gray, rainy and sad weather…In that case I prefer the sun. What I do really enjoy is travelling abroad to a cold and sunny place with beautiful snow-covered mountain peaks. Are there any new spots you’d like to recommend, to wine and dine in Belgium? I regularly have my breakfast or lunch at “Gaudron” at the Place Brugmann (Brussels). This is a part of my day I really enjoy, a moment where I find some time to disconnect. I love to dine at “Odette en ville” in the evenings. Your love of interior design is well documented, but what interests you in the worlds of theatre, film and dance? What stimulates your mind outside of fashion?  Every form of art interests me and attracts me - contemporary opera, painting, theatre, choreography, ballet, poetry, etc. However, I feel just as inspired by little every day things as I do by art. I never stop observing, feeling, smelling… I am constantly inspired by life itself, with moments of melancholy or euphoria and joy, anything can lead me to a desire to create.

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artist luc tuymans gets suited in his studio

photography alex salinas

styling emmanuelle bastiaenssen

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Trui Moerkerke As the WEEKEND Knack’s Editor in Chief since 2003, Trui Moerkerke has been a driving force in the Belgian press - preaching her lifestyle tips across the fields of fashion, beauty, art, travel, food and design. For Dressed Up, Trui discusses our ever-changing lifestyle in the digital age.

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How do you feel Knack Weekend has

Do you feel Belgium has embraced

Fast fashion seems to have had a large

evolved during your time as editor?

a more global lifestyle in the past

impact on the Belgian public, what

As a leading newsmagazine in lifestyle, Knack

decade, thanks to things like internet

are your thoughts on this throw-away

Weekend evolves constantly. We change and

and cheap air travel?

culture of mass produced garments?

adapt our layout and introduce new sections

Definitely! And don’t forget the fantastic

I think consumers start to rethink the concept

or formats on a regular basis. You simply

train connections. Paris is one hour and a

of a throw-away culture. People are more

cannot stand still. But on the other hand,

half away from Brussels, London two hours.

aware of the cost of this culture for the

there are some basics we never want to

You can go on the internet and in some

environment and for labour conditions.

change: combining well written and clever

clicks book a city trip and leave. On the

Even in an ever changing fashion world, you

journalism with top photography.

other hand, you don’t necessarily have to

see a growing emphasis on ‘investment pieces’:

Of course the digital arena changed a lot

travel. A computer screen gives you an

they cost more but you can wear them for

for us. Building our website was a fantastic

important window on the world. You can

years. But most fashionistas don’t mind to

adventure. As a weekly newsmagazine we

read foreign newspapers and magazines

combine designers with high street labels

sometimes got frustrated that we missed

online, watch TV-shows you wouldn’t see


some scoops, as daily newspapers can respond

otherwise and easily stay in touch with

so much faster. With we are able

people all over the world.

Personally have your style priorities

to give constant news updates.

At the same time, you can see that in this

and buying habits changed over the

global world, people start to take an interest in

years (in fashion and other areas of

Has technology changed the way

all things local. Not in a narrow nationalistic


you do business? Are you constantly

way, but a rediscovery of our cultural heritage.

This didn’t change fundamentally, I guess.

connected or do you fully separate

As a busy global citizen, sometimes we want

The biggest change is a lack of time to

your work and personal life?

to withdraw from the world and just stay

shop. :) Combining my job and a family life

Technology changed a lot in the way we

home. The big issue of climate change adds

with two young children takes a lot of my

work.Think digital photography, think email,

to this.Why fly in exotic fruits and vegetables,

time. Thank god for internet. I am not a big

think Google to name some. Facebook and

when you can cook from your own garden?

e-shopper for clothes, but I can prepare

Twitter, too, help to build a community

Why travel by plane, when you can visit such

my shopping trip while I am at home.

around our brand. And smart phones! I am

a nice places in your own back yard?

Having children also pushed me to wear

connected most of the time. I don’t see work

comfortable shoes, as I bring them to school

and personal life as opposed to each other.

What do you think are the driving

wearing sneakers and change into heels for

My job is a good part of my life, as is my

forces that are stimulating creative

the office. Growing older I also wear more

family. Staying connected gives me freedom

culture in Belgium today?

blue than black. It’s softer…

in the way I organise my work schedule.

What do you think is putting us under the global limelight in 2011?

Lastly, what’s your favourite element

Looking back on today’s society of

I think it is important that a society invests

of your job?

rapid consumerism, what do you

in culture, even in tough economic times.

Definitely not posing for pictures! There are

think will define this generation of

Government grants can stimulate a creative

a lot of nice elements. In this job you meet

Belgian culture?

culture, as does sponsoring. Newspapers and

interesting and creative people all the time,

Tough question! :) I don’t think you can

magazines also play a role, by writing about

and being able to write and make a magazine

define Belgian culture in one sentence.

different kinds of cultural activities, thus

about the nice things in life, how cool is that?

In some cases, you still can find some

giving a broad audience access to cultural life

I also like to work on new projects. I am so

references to a surreal tradition. If I think

in Belgium.

happy and proud we could introduce our

of what’s going on today in fashion, design,

The last few years, you also see some

Black Issue. It is a completely new concept

gastronomy etc. you see a strong combination

interesting independent initiatives. Take ‘De

on the Belgian market, and of course there

of original creativity and craftsmanship.

Invasie’ ( for example, a platform

are more new concepts to come.

for young creative people that created an extraordinary chance for young creatives to show and sell their work.

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TURN UP YOUR GLAMOUR DIAL Photography by Alex Salinas Model Alice Baton

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Giorgio Armani Beauty For Autumn Winter 2011-12, Giorgio Armani paraded plush








playing off the shine of crystallized evening dresses in Milan. It was these jacquard fabrics that became the starting point for his Beauty collection for the season, which Mr. Armani described as “a weave of fine silken threads subtly interwoven”. Three ‘Eye Quator’ shadow palettes are embossed with the grain of the fabrics and explore the colours of the season; from deep jade, violet and pearl grey (right) to Armani signatures like tobacco, greige and a soft blue grey. A limited edition ‘Night Violet’ mascara complements the wintery collection, with rich caviar tones and a violet accent for a dark allure.

Giorgio Armani Beauty’s national face designer Hassan Benabid offers tips for Fall :

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“A smokey eye is not a colour, it’s a technique”. Blend darker shades across the eyelashes on the moving lid and lighter tones to the edge of the eyelid, to create a subtle gradient of colour. Introducing products with a pearl finish to your beauty regime will offer a subtle lightness to your skin without excessive shine, reducing the appearance of ageing to lift pale winter skin. Applying a tiny dab of the Regenessence Eye Contour crème across the lips before applying your lipstick will extend your colour for hours longer.

Untitled + L’Eau by Maison Martin Margiela For the first scent from the legendary Maison Martin Margiela, they created a ‘green flash’ – an olfactory equivalent and translation of the blank canvas and cleansing visual signature ‘white’ of the house. Clean, fresh and astringent, it opens with notes of incense, bitter orange and box green, developing with time as the base notes settle into a deeper aroma of sweet jasmine and musky cedar. Launched this summer, Untitled L’Eau is a lighter option - an aromatic citrus with top notes of mandarin orange and amalfi lemon, settling into African orange flower and mint. Both perfumes are exquisitely packaged in glass flaçons hand-dipped in white paint – a personal touch that ensures this fragrance doubles as the perfect gift or a selfish pleasure. Available at Renaissance & Sketch USLU Airlines × Loco Dice The beauty buffs at USLU Airlines have just released the latest in their cult nailpolish collaboration ‘the colour of sound’ – pairing fresh tones with even fresher tunes from International DJs. ‘DUS – Düsseldorf ’ by Loco Dice is a punchy lilac named after the globe-hopping DJ’s hometown. Alongside the DJ collab, check out their crazy colours with designer Bernhard Willhelm. Available at Renaissance 44

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