Discover Benelux | Editor’s Note
Discover Benelux Issue 51, March 2018 Published 03.2018 ISSN 2054-7218 Published by Scan Group Print Liquid Graphic Ltd Executive Editor Thomas Winther Creative Director Mads E. Petersen Editor Anna Villeleger Copy-editor Karl Batterbee Graphic Designer Mercedes Moulia Contributors Amy Brooke Bas van Duren Cathy van Klaveren Eddi Fiegel Ella Put Frank van Lieshout Juliën L’Ortye
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4 | Issue 51 | March 2018
At last, spring is in the air and like me, you are probably ready to give your wardrobe a much-needed spring clean. This month, in addition to our regular fashion and design features, we bring you a guide to some of the Benelux’s most exciting brands in our ‘Made in the Netherlands’ special. You may have been following the recent shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris as part of ‘fashion week’ season, but here at Discover Benelux we wanted to profile our unique homegrown talent. After all, the very best style is one that is personal and transcendent of fashion. Head to page 26 for plenty of inspiration to update your look. Speaking of image updates, our March cover star Egbert-Jan Weeber told us about how he is ready for his own reinvention in our exclusive interview on page 48. With his classic good looks and on-screen charisma, 36-year-old Weeber has been a staple of the Dutch ‘rom-com’ scene for almost two decades now, although like the Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey’s famous ‘McConaissance’ a few years ago, Weeber is eager for more edgy roles. Get ready to see him as you have never seen him before in this summer’s medieval epic Redbad, where he plays the English-born monk Bonifatius, complete with a rather fetching ‘tonsure’ hairstyle. Elsewhere in the magazine we are also brimming with ideas to help you make the most of the longer and hopefully slightly warmer days. From a stylish city break in Brussels, to a weekend in the vibrant Flanders city of Genk, there is plenty to inspire throughout this month’s issue. Do not forget to check out our cultural calendar, where you will find art fairs, film festivals, carnival parades and much more - plenty to keep you entertained come rain or shine. Enjoy the March issue!
Anna Villeleger, Editor
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