Antwerp is a shoppers’ paradise.
Ok, there is the Meir, the busiest pedestrian shopping street in Belgium, but there’s more.
Carolien’s fashionwalk, combining the history of fashion with ‘nice to knows’ and ‘need to knows’ and great shopping addresses, is a must for all fashionistas.
Let’s begin with an exploration of (recent) fashion history. In the 80’s of the last century 6 young talented fashion designers conquered the international fashion scene. The “Antwerp Six” were born: Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene en Marina Yee.
The story continues. These six pioneers paved the road for generations to follow. Veronique Branquinho, Bruno Pieters, Christophe Broich, … influential names with roots in this trendy fashionable city.
The Antwerp Modenatie with the Fashion Academy and the Fashion Museum MOMU is the heart of the actual fashion scene.
But neighbouring streets also breathe fashion. The Kammenstraat with individual stores, mostly streetwear, big denim brands like Adidas, Diesel and G-Star and prominent trendsetters like Heaven’s Playground by Gsus and All Saints. From the wonderfully kitsch Vegas to modern We are Labels, all styles gathered in one street .
The Schuttershofstraat brings us a different style. Here we can indulge in luxury brought to us by Gucci, Hermes, Lagerfeld en Chanel, … Also quite charming is the neighbourhood of De Wilde Zee with a strange but fun variety of shops.
Window shopping from classy boutiques with designer-collections to trendy shops with eye catching ready to wear silhouettes and pioneers in the “vintage”- circuit, we follow the creative and fascinating trail of Antwerp fashion.
- From Tuesday till Saturday
- Duration: 2 hours
- Price: 15euro pp based on a minimum of 15 participants.
Info and reservation, click here.
The fashion Museum MoMu has closed its door for renovation, but that doens’t mean the streets of Antwerp aren’t bustling with fashion!
Check out the extended version of this tour ‘More Fashion in Antwerpen‘