Fashion in all its forms celebrated in October


 Brussels, a creative hub for fashion, puts the spotlight on Belgian designers in several flagship events which will punctuate the start to the season.

From the Brussels Fashion Days at the Ethno Tendance Fashion Week to the MAD fashion sales, Brussels will be putting on its finery to offer visitors a true overview of Belgian fashion.

These events devoted to fashion are a unique opportunity to come and meet the designers, to talk to them, explore their world and even, sometimes, to leave with one of their creations.


DS Brussels Fashion Days

This 6th edition will be unique, with a new energy, great challenges, new partners and a new exhibition venue right in the middle of the city, the Galerie Horta. All the regular activities will be gathered together. Four big shows will present the work of the biggest designers, but also the talents of tomorrow. Also on the programme : Fashion Talk, Fashion Drink, workshops, etc.

This year, the event will be playing host to Spanish fashion and its designers, with an exclusive appearance by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

Agatha Ruiz/Photo by Garts

Venue: Galerie Horta and Galerie Ravenstein

Dates: from 20 to 22 October 2017

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For its 6th edition, the Ethno Tendance Fashion Week Brussels will be moving into the Horta Gallery of the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR). A wonderful opportunity for stylists and designers of all kinds to share their know-how and experience and celebrate diversity in all its forms. On the podiums, mannequins of all kinds, “disabled”, oversize, senior, transgender, even suffering from vitiligo will be parading together. In short, ethical and multicultural fashion without borders will be showcased to celebrate tolerance and diversity.

Venue: Galerie Horta

Dates: from 27 to 29 October 2017

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Reflection by Jean-Paul Lespagnard

Jean-Paul Lespagnard/Photo by I Love Belgium

This extraordinary exhibition by Jean-Paul Lespagnard will take place at the Musée Mode et Dentelle [Fashion and Lace Museum]. Explore the influences of contemporary art works (Wim Delvoye, Jan Fabre, Mehdi-Georges Lalour), objects of popular culture (Delft pottery, the Mannekin-Pis), designer pieces from the Museum’s collections (Olivier Theyskens, Courrèges) on this designer’s work. A different way of looking at fashion and inspiration.

Immerse yourself in the bubbling brain of Jean-Paul Lespagnard. You will then have the chance to participate, by designing a virtual scarf that illustrates your own universe. Free on the first Sunday of the month. Guided tours limited to 12 people.

Venue: Musée Mode & Dentelle – rue de la Violette

Dates: from 21/10/2017 to 15/04/2018

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MAD Fashion Sales

Two days to get the key piece for your wardrobe. Belgian fashion designers are moving into the MAD to present their collections to the general public, at attractive prices.

Venue: MAD

Dates: 20 and 21 October

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