Belgian Fashion Design
Move over Milan. Watch out Paris. Pay attention New York. Belgium has taken the fashion world by storm. Designers like Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk Van Saene, Marina Yee, and Walter Van Beirendonck are creating a new eclectic and imaginative approach to clothes. Some are playful, some anguished or iconociastic; others are minimalist yet luxurious; still others stylish and sensual. Their original and elegant creations have defined a whole new development in the look of today's fashion. This well-documented, richly illustrated, and beautifully designed treasure of a book presents sections devoted to the individual designers while exploring the links between Belgian and international fashion. Authors Luc Derycke and San Van de Veire look at the forces underlying the international acclaim of contemporary Belgian fashion design and expose the often hidden interactions that determine success in the fashion world.