Founder, Ann Demeulemeester
One of the original ‘Antwerp Six’ designers, she has built a successful business around her gothic, bohemian-inspired collections.
Chief Executive, Poiret
The Belgian businesswoman has led Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann and is now spearheading of the revitalisation of Poiret.
Creative Director, Saint Laurent
With his eponymous label on hold, the designer is now tasked with continuing the commercial momentum of Kering’s blockbuster brand.
Former Designer, Honest By.
The Belgian designer was formerly art director at Hugo by Hugo Boss before launching a label based on total business transparency.
Designer & Founder, Diane von Furstenberg
The Belgian born American design icon married into the German princely House of Fürstenberghe and is known as the creator of the famous wrap dress.
Designer, Dries Van Noten
One of the ‘Antwerp Six,’ the third-generation designer has built a profitable fashion business, known for its intelligent prints, on his own terms.
Chief Executive, Neiman Marcus Group
The seasoned executive is working to overhaul the long-struggling luxury retail group by doubling down on in-store experience and shaking up its portfolio with a minority investment in reseller Fashionphile.
Creative Director, Diesel & Y/Project
A member of Paris’s avant-garde, Martens is spearheading a streetwear revolution in the city with his commercial-yet-conceptual brand.
With a stellar 10-year modelling career behind her, Odiele’s bravery in coming out as intersex in January 2017 brought the conversation into mainstream culture.
Makeup Artist, Image Freaks BV
The Belgian makeup artist is known for a startling view on beauty that controverts modern notions of glamour.
Artistic Director, Berluti
The designer’s integration of streetwear into the rigorous and established codes of Dior Homme have won over a new fan base for the brand.
Activist, Linda Loppa Factory
After more than a decade teaching designers like the ‘Antwerp Six’ at the city’s Royal Academy, she revived the curriculum at Polimoda, before transitioning to the realm of consulting.
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