HI AND WELCOME!
My name is Amarande,
Belgian with Italian roots, as long as I can remember,I always had an artistic fiber and the love to express my identity through clothing.
After studying Plastic Arts at l' E.r.g and Fashion Design in St-Luc, I immersed myself in professional life. It was Bernard Gavilan's "Customisez-moi" competitions, a key figure in vintage fashion in Brussels, that gave me the opportunity to explore what discarded clothes could offer, once taken back in hand, often completely deconstructed, resurrected in something completely different: dyed, embroidered, quilted, pleated...
Winner of the Delvaux Prize for my collection created for the 2013 edition of this contest,
I was welcomed into this honorable house
to follow very rewarding internship.
It was by working alongside another great Belgian designer,
Christophe Coppens, in his hat and fashion accessories workshop,
that I was able to consolidate my expertise and improve my skills
in several aspects of the design profession.
These experiences allowed me to refine my taste for detail and
to appreciate meticulous work,
however the ethical and aesthetic values
that I wanted to embrace in my career as a designer
- favoring as much as possible repurposed,
recycled materials, found on markets,
while supporting as many local or artisanal suppliers as possible
– have remained at the heart of my project.
Here, I want to share with you my passion for
colors, shapes, prints and materials,
to offer you fashion and decoration pieces
handcrafted in my Brussels studio
to affirm your personality, your body, your home
and your convictions.
On this site, my goal is to offer you limited editions,
unique pieces produced on a human
and artisanal scale.
Thank you and enjoy your visit !