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22 Nov

It Is Time to Celebrate Fashion: These Are the Nominees for the Belgian Fashion Awards 2022

The Belgian fashion industry has succeeded for years in bringing together creativity, innovation, and sustainability. And November 24th, it is time to celebrate our Belgian creatives during the fifth edition of the Belgian Fashion Awards (BFA). This year, the ceremony will be hosted and take place at MAD Brussels, Centre for Fashion and Design. Next Thursday, an international jury will decide who will be awarded for their work in the industry. For your overview, we have a list of all promising nominees!

1. Designer of the Year

This award speaks for itself! The award will be given to a designer who’s working under their own name or for a fashion house that has made an impression.

The nominees are: Pieter Muller, Ester Manas and Balthazar Delepierre, Glenn Martens, Stephanie D’heygere, and Charlotte de Geyter.

2. Professional of the Year

This second category is about a Belgian professional who is not a designer but did leave their mark on the industry last year!

The nominees are: Fredrik Heyman, Mous Lamrabat, Base Design, Bianca Quets-Luzi, and Kaat Debo.

Florentina Leitner

3. Changemaker of the Year

This next award will be given to a committed designer or entrepreneur who has made a remarkable contribution to positive change within the Belgian fashion industry.

The nominees are: Ester Manas and Balthazar Delepierre—Ester Manas, Shayli Harrison—Mutani, Murielle Scherre—la fille d’O, Kenza Vandeput—Kasbah Kosmic, and Siré Kaba—Erratum Fashion.

4. Emerging Talent of the Year

The winner of this next category will be a young talent, label, or designer working in Belgium who stands out with their strong concept or great creativity.

The nominees are: Marie Martens—Rosie Antwerp, Fernando Miro and Alizée Loubet—Mipinta, Eduard Both—Cap Studio, Florentina Leitner, and Sarah de Saint Hubert.

5. Most Promising Graduate Of The Year

The fifth award honors an alumnus of a Belgian fashion school who graduated during the previous academic year.

The nominees are: Ching-Lin Chen (Royal Academy of Antwerp), Florent Seligmann (La Cambre Mode, Brussels), Mégane Gailliez (HEFF, Brussels), Sebastian Van Canneyt (KASK, Ghent), Emma De Meulenaer (SASK, Sint-Niklaas), Cynthia Boes (HELMO, Liège), and Violette Van Roy (Chateau Massart / IFAPME, Liège).

6. The Jury Prize

This prize will go to a Belgian or Belgian-based designer whose work under his own name or for a fashion house has particularly appealed to the jury. The award thus honors the designer’s career path.

CAP Studio

7. Fashion Brand Of The Year

For this seventh and last category it is up to the public to decide who will be the final winner! Voting for your favorite brand is now possible on the Belgian Fashion Awards website.

For those who want to follow everything firsthand, we have good news. Thursday night, you can follow the BFAs live via our Instagram stories and other socials!



Photo credits: Arnaud Lajeunie, Benjamin Mallek, Emma De Meulenaer and Anton Fayle

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