Capital Of Cool

FLAT-PACK: Emergency bridal wear from Y-dress?

When Belgian fashion first strutted onto the international catwalks in the early '80s, Antwerp took the credit — and rightly so. It was graduates of that city's fashion school — Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walder van Beirendonck, Dirk van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee, a.k.a. the[an error occurred while processing this directive] Antwerp Six — who were forging a distinctive deconstructionist style, a world away from Belgium's moules-frites-and-cherry-beer reputation.

But today it's Brussels — and its Quartier Dansaert — that's à la mode. At 74 Rue Antoine Dansaert is Stijl — the shop that began the revolution, tel:...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!