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Anthony Vaccarello’s ‘American dream’, Dries Van Noten just being Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann’s perfect drapings, the ever mysterious Martin Margiela, Raf Simons’ Dior madness… Belgium took over Paris Fashion Week once again. I’ve always been a fan of Belgian fashion. It has that avant-garde touch I like a lot. The Antwerp Six were setting the trend in the Eighties, but now new Belgian designers got good critics, the future is looking brighter than ever. No, we’re not ‘les petits Belges’ anymore!

Ann Demeulemeester Spring Summer 2015

Anthony Vaccarello Spring Summer 2015

Christian Dior Spring Summer 2015

Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2015

Maison Martin Margiela Spring Summer 2015

Veronique Branquinho Spring Summer 2015

Véronique Leroy Spring Summer 2015

Photos: Style.com

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Anthony Vaccarello’s rising star, Dries Van Noten just being Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann’s perfection, the ever mysterious Martin Margiela, Raf Simons’ Dior era, the upcoming Véronique Leroy… Belgium took over Paris Fashion Week. You can say that I’m proud to be a Belgian. I’ve always been a fan of Belgian fashion. It’s different every season and has an avant-garde touch. The Antwerp Six were setting the trend in the Eighties, but now new Belgian designers got good critics and Dior is in safe Belgian hands, the future is looking brighter than ever. No, we’re not ‘les petits Belges’ anymore!

Anthony Vaccarello Fall Winter 2014-15

Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2014-15

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2014-15

Christian Wijnants Fall Winter 2014-15

Haider Ackermann Fall Winter 2014-15

Maison Martin Margiela Fall Winter 2014-15

Veronique Branquinho Fall Winter 2014-15

Véronique Leroy Fall Winter 2014-15

Photos: Style.com

… you get Raf Simons for Kvadrat. Inspired by Raf’s Fall Winter 2014-15 menswear collection, the results are impeccably made fabrics, rich in color and texture, yet stylistically subtle. I give you a little preview:

Photos: Wallpaper.com

Before I go on with my Milan Fashion Week reviews, I want to give you my 10 favourite Parisian looks first. What a great Paris Fashion Week! Which one do you like the most?

Balenciaga Spring Summer 2014

Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2014

Hermès Spring Summer 2014

Kenzo Spring Summer 2014

Kris Van Assche Spring Summer 2014

Lanvin Spring Summer 2014

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2014

Raf Simons Spring Summer 2014

Valentino Spring Summer 2014

Viktor & Rolf Spring Summer 2014

Photos: Style.com

Paris Fashion Week is all about French fashion, but since we Belgians don’t have our own Fashion Week, Belgium is omni-présent in Paris. Ann Demeulemeester’s black and white madness, Anthony Vaccarello’s rising star, Dries Van Noten just being Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann’s perfection, the ever mysterious Martin Margiela, Raf Simons’ Dior mania… . Yes, Belgian fashion – well-known for it’s avant-garde touch – is on a roll. Small country, great talent. And I’m proud… proud to be a Belgian!

Ann Demeulemeester Fall Winter 2013-14

Anthony Vaccarello Fall Winter 2013-14

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2013-14

Christian Wijnants Fall Winter 2013-14

Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2013-14

Haider Ackermann Fall Winter 2013-14

Maison Martin Margiela Fall Winter 2013-14

Véronique Leroy Fall Winter 2013-14

Photos: Style.com

What are the biggest Spring Summer 2013 trends for men? Well, after watching almost every fashion show in Milan and Paris on NowFashion.com and Style.com, and attending several shows in Milan last June, I came to the following conclusion:

Bright colors

Neil Barrett Spring Summer 2013

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring Summer 2013

Head-to-toe white

Etro Spring Summer 2013

Mugler Spring Summer 2013

Desert storm

Bottega Veneta Spring Summer 2013

Missoni Spring Summer 2013

Prints!

Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2013

Givenchy Spring Summer 2013

The bomber jacket

Gucci Spring Summer 2013

Versace Spring Summer 2013

The shorts suit

Jil Sander Spring Summer 2013

Raf Simons Spring Summer 2013

Knitted polo shirts

Canali Spring Summer 2013

Trussardi Spring Summer 2013

Photos: Style.com

Ann Demeulemeester’s black and white madness, Anthony Vaccarello’s rising star, Dries Van Noten just being Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann’s perfection, the ever mysterious Martin Margiela, Raf Simons’ first Dior ready-to-wear collection, the upcoming Cédric Charlier and Véronique Leroy, Veronique Branquinho’s return… Belgium – a small nation, best known for waffles, chocolate and beer – took over Paris Fashion Week last month. Yes, I’m proud to be a Belgian! I’ve always been a fan of Belgian fashion. It’s different every season and has an avant-garde touch. The Antwerp Six were setting the trend in the Eighties, but now new Belgian designers got good critics and Dior is in safe Belgian hands, the future is looking brighter than ever. No, we’re not ‘les petits Belges’ anymore!

Ann Demeulemeester Spring Summer 2013

Anthony Vaccarello Spring Summer 2013

Cédric Charlier Spring Summer 2013

Christian Dior Spring Summer 2013

Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2013

Haider Ackermann Spring Summer 2013

Maison Martin Margiela Spring Summer 2013

Véronique Leroy Spring Summer 2013

Photos: Style.com