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Antipodes Voyages hosts trip to Australia

Antipodes Voyages, the 25-year specialist of Australia in Belgium, will be hosting an exclusive trip in September 2015 to Australia. The trip will be guided by Antipodes Voyages owner Marc Lambert, who will show Australian areas only he knows about. One of the highlights of the trip will be journeying to a rainforest to meet koala bears and cassowaries.

Antipodes Voyages also hosts trips in Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Tahiti. The company was founded in 1989 on the basis of a love for Australia and a love for discovery. The company is composed of 9 experts who have all lived and adventured in Australia. The tour company visits such large urban cities as Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

For more information on the September trip or the company, visit its website at www.antipodes.travel.

Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 - 12:00 - 13:00 Antipodes Voyages Guided Trip / Brussels Public Event,

Uptown Design Brussels

This year the second edition of the Uptown Design, located in the upper part of Brussels, has doubled in size and welcomes many new prestigious locations. The challenges remain the same: present talented designers living in Belgium in shops and hotels on Boulevard de Waterloo, Avenue de la Toison d’Or and Avenue Louise. Well known for gathering famous brands from Belgium and all over the world, they become privileged partners for Belgian design.

Each designer will present a set of a limited edition or new pieces designed in luxurious or precious material: leather, corian, precious woods, metals and stones… The pieces will be available for sale, on the spot, directly from the designer. Uptown Design’s asset is that it offers exceptional Belgian items to an audience of collectors and lovers of art and design.

There are ten venues and not all of them are directly connected to fashion.

The Sofitel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise on Avenue de la Toison d’Or will be showcasing Jun Gobron & 727Sailbags and Maud Herbage.

Jun Gobron is a Belgian Japanese Interior & Product Designer, born in Namibia. He spent his childhood in Belgium but received a mixed education in French and Japanese. He works now as an Interior Designer in an internationally renowned architectural agency. In parallel, he creates his own products.

727Sailbags is a Brittany-based eco-responsible and ethical company. They recycle sails to transform them into unique and stylish creations. Genoese, spinnakers or mainsails from cruise boats become luggage article, accessories, decoration pieces or clothing.

Maude Herbage is a Belgian jewelry designer who studied illustration at St Luc in Brussels. Gold is her favourite material.

www.uptowndesigntour.com

Sofitel Brussels Le Louise

www.jungobron.com
www.727sailbags.com
www.maud-herbage.be

 

 

Friday, 11 September, 2015 - 09:24 - Saturday, 26 September, 2015 - 11:24 Brussels / Brussels Public Event,

Degand, one of Brussels' premier department stores for men's fashion, will start supplying shoes made by the bootmaker, John Lobb.

Kings and celebrities, including Prince Charles and Sean Connery as James Bond, have worn John Lobb shoes and the company has tailored to the most exclusive sort of customers for decades.

The elaborate shoemaking process begins with making a mould of the customer's foot (called a last) that the shoe is built upon, which helps create a shoe that follows the exact contours of the customer’s feet. The complete proces takes 60 hours of labour and involves 190 steps.

With more than 300 styles, the customer can then choose from a predesigned model, or design a shoe and pattern to their liking. John Lobb uses only the finest Italian leathers.

Degand will also sell ready-to-wear John Lobb shoes, including some of their more well-known models, such as the Saint Crépin, a shoe that's made from one cut of leather.

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