Ha, seems I’m heading to Paris next week to attend the Duvel Collection finale on Friday, but since I’m there I might just as well see what fashion week is all about. Now for those of you who missed Duvel’s competition last year I will give a quick rundown of the facts.
First off, Duvel gave creative talent the chance to design a Duvel Collection glass throughout several weeks . Their competition ran from September till December in several countries and at they end they gathered over 800 entries. Now, from these entries, the 20 entries with the most votes got selected and presented to a panel of international judges who selected their top 3 and their designers have been invited to Paris for an official award ceremony and party where one of them will be chosen during Showroom Belgium which is a joint initiative by the Flanders Fashion Institue and Wallonie Bruxelles Design Mode at Galerie Magda Danysz. Afterwards the winning design will become part of this year’s official Duvel Collection.
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out and seems that besides this all we also got an invite for the Jean-Paul Lespagnard show. Heard last year’s show was great so looking forward to this year’s runway.
But first things first, and that’s finding out who’s design will be joining the Duvel Collection amongst some great names likes Arne Quinze, Denis Meyers, Eley Kishimoto , Stefan van Glerum & off course Parra.
Mentioning Parra, have you seen the great interview/clip by Stussy on the man? Seems their 2012 spring collection includes a series of T-shirts from the Dutch artist’s hand and they caught up with him at his studio a while back.