Own

Brussel (Belgium)

Text taken from their site: BASED IN BRUSSELS, SINCE 1998 OWN (THIERRY RONDENET & HERVE YVRENOGEAU) HAS OFFERED A SELECTION OF MEN’S CLOTHES CONCEIVED FOR EVERYDAY USE. THEIR MODELS AREN’T “BASICS”, BUT BASIC CLOTHES WITH A TWIST OF FANTASY. INFLUENCED BY THE REAL WORLD, THEIR CREATIONS GIVE A FALSE SENSE OF “DEJA VU“. THE INDIVIDUAL PIECES CAN BE COMBINED, CREATING “PUZZLE COLLECTIONS” WHICH REFUSE TO BE CONTROLLED BY THE DICTATES OF A TOTAL LOOK. OWN IS AN OPEN COLLECTIVE, BRINGING TOGETHER PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE. IN THE SAME SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION, OWN HAS WORKED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ADIDAS FOR A LIMITED EDITION OF SNEAKERS (STAN SMITH AND AMERICANA) AND ERAM FOR WHITE CANVAS BOOTS. ALONGSIDE ITS MENSWEAR CREATIONS, OWN IS DEVELOPING PROJECTS THAT BLEND STYLE, DESIGN AND ART LIKE THE LOW TABLE “PLAN INCLINE” AND THE “SHINING” LAMP. BEING CONTEMPORARY DANCE ENTHUSIASTS, THE COLLECTIVE HAS CREATED COSTUMES FOR THE COMPANIES THOMAS HAUERT/ZOO AND KOEN AUGUSTIJNEN/LES BALLETS C. DE LA B. IN NOVEMBER 04, OWN HAS OPENED ITS FIRST SHOP IN BRUSSELS DESIGNED BY PIERRE LHOAS 5 PLACE DU JARDIN AUX FLEURS 1000 BRUSSELS TEL. + 32 2 (0)217 95 71 IN JANUARY 2005, OWN HAS PRESENTED ITS FIRST COLLECTION FOR WOMEN. FORMER STUDENTS OF SCREEN PRINTING AND PRINTED IMAGES AT LA CAMBRE SCHOOL OF APPLIED ARTS (BRUSSELS), THIERRY RONDENET AND HERVE YVRENOGEAU TODAY TEACH IN THE SCHOOL’S FASHION DEPARTMENT.

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