A Shoe To A Kill
Retrorama, Europe's largest vintage and retro market is expanding to include a complete Music Festival and has renamed itself Flashback Festival. After a highly successful first edition in 2014, Halls 5 and 10 of Brussels Expo will once again set the stage for Retrorama, the largest retro and vintage market in Europe. a chance for young and old to (re)discover and (re)experience the 50s to the 80s. There is 17,000m2 of vintage clothing and haute-couture, design furniture, jukeboxes and record players, vinyl records and arcade games, a unique collection of old & youngtimers and a retro cinema and roller disco dance floor. For this edition, the event has been expanded to include its own music festival. 28 to 31 May. Hall 5 and 10, Brussels Expo + Esplanade. Tickets from €25.
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.
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.