News Fall 2023

Belgian Fashion Awards Celebrating Excellence in Design and Innovation

Recognizing Visionaries and Pioneers Shaping Belgian Fashion

Anthony Vaccarello clinched the coveted Designer of the Year title at the Belgian Fashion Awards, praised for his transformative touch at Saint Laurent. The 2023 jury, led by Serge Carreira of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, hailed Vaccarello’s ability to elevate both men’s and women’s fashion to new heights.

Jan-Jan Van Essche seized the prestigious Jury Prize, celebrated for pioneering slow fashion before its mainstream recognition, while maintaining exceptional creativity through his 13-year-old label.

Igor Dieryck, a standout at the International Festival of Fashion, Photography, and Accessories — Hyères, claimed the Emerging Talent of the Year accolade, lauded for his determination and imaginative designs.

Sarah Levy secured the inaugural Accessories Prize, recognized for her talent that’s graced labels like Marine Serre and Givenchy, winning the public’s favor at the 2019 Hyères festival.

The event also applauded talents like digital artist Frederik Heyman, changemaker Laetitia Bica, and Leslie Novignon, among others, each honored for their unique contributions to the industry.

The jury, comprising influential figures across fashion and design, including museum directors and seasoned designers, recognized these remarkable talents. The Belgian Fashion Awards, organized since 2017, stand as a beacon of recognition for the country’s burgeoning fashion landscape, championed by Flanders DC, MAD Brussels, Wallonie-Bruxelles Design Mode, Weekend Knack, and Le Vif Weekend.