Fashion & vintage markets: autumn’s trendy outings and exhibition

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While Brussels is known for its trendy boutiques and numerous second-hand stores, the capital also offers a variety of fashionable outings that will make you want to dive straight into the latest trends. On the programme: temporary exhibitions that take you on a journey through the history of fashion, animated shop windows and vintage markets overflowing with retro pieces. As the runway shows for Fashion Week 2021 come to an end, fire up your fashion sensors, brush up on the basics and broaden your fashion culture with us.

AN UNMISSABLE CLASSIC: THE BRUSSELS VINTAGE MARKET

Brussels Vintage Market

For the past 10 years, the Brussels Vintage Market has been the beating heart of the capital's vintage scene. Every first Sunday of the month, the best in furnishings and second-hand clothes are on display under the watchful eye of the BVM designers. It's the ideal place for a spot of "smart shopping" in a festive and exquisitely retro atmosphere.

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👟 A variety of themes combining classic and street & sportwear editions to update your sneaker collection.

🎈 Local designers (vegan candles, fine macramé, upcycling) and the presence of talented fashion designers ready to offer you advice.

See U, every first Sunday of the month

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BRUSSELS TOUCH

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How do you define the Brussels 'touch' on the Belgian fashion scene? The Fashion & Lace Museum offers a deep dive into the know-how, creativity and the "je ne sais quoi" that defines Brussels fashion. The unique and innovative works of 33 designers are highlighted.

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👗 The opportunity to see incredible pieces such as Marine Serre's ruffled dress, Julien Dossena's gleaming chainmail sheath dress for Paco Rabanne, or one-size-fits-all garments by Balthazar Delepierre and Ester Manas.

Fashion and Lace Museum, until 15 May 2022

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SARAJEVO TO PARIS

Marleen Daniëls - Sarajevo to Paris Marleen Daniëls

Are you dreaming of being backstage and sitting in the front row? With her photographs, Marleen Daniëls accompanies you to the most beautiful fashion shows of the last decades (Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Stella McCartney and Dries Van Noten). With shimmering fabrics, wild catwalks and colourful runway shows, her snapshots capture the vibrant atmosphere of global fashion from the 1980s to the present day.

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📖 The publication and presentation, alongside the exhibition, of Marleen Daniëls' new book, Sarajevo to Paris. As you flip through its 813 pages, you discover a whole chapter of fashion's history, illustrated with sumptuous photos.

MAD Brussels, until 14 November

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FASHION ROOM 3 : COLOR BLACK #1

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Black is back! From Yves Saint Laurent's tuxedo for women and Gabrielle Chanel's little black dress to Yohji Yamamoto's avant-garde creations, black has always defined collections and wardrobes. Whether it's utterly chic, punk or monastic it is always timeless. Black is celebrated in the Fashion Room of the Fashion and Lace Museum!

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🌈 Through 15 iconic pieces, black is the first colour to be explored by the Fashion and Lace Museum. Indeed, Color Black #1 is the first in a series of exhibitions that will highlight all the colours... to be continued!

Fashion and Lace Museum, until 14 November

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RESORTECS X STUDIO WDN

Brussels start-up Resortecs, a former resident of the MAD workshops, is defined by its innovation, textile recycling and new technologies. This autumn, their research work and revolutionary sewing thread will be presented as part of a project co-designed with Studio WDN. To mark the occasion, the MAD's vitrine on rue du Rempart des Moines will come alive, with the clothes disassembling and reassembling themselves.

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By mixing finished garments, raw materials and a few references to the Brothers Grimm's tale, the three spinners of "Fils, les images filent" increase the potential of recycled clothing tenfold. An exhibition showing that the future of fashion can make sense.

MAD Brussels - Rue du Rempart des Moines, until 14 November

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