6 local brands that are a hit around the world

Florentine Leitner

About two years ago, Fiorentina Leitner graduated from the Antwerp Fashion Academy. After his studies, he worked for a while for Dries Van Noten, after which he decided to create his own label, “Florentina Leitner”. Since then, the Austrian designer has dressed celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner and Zara Larsson.

Valentine’s Workshop Witmeur

After studying ‘Fashion & Luxury Brand Management’ at the Marangoni Institute in Milan, Valentine Witmeur introduced herself to the Belgian fashion world through her fashion blog. In 2015 she decided to launch her own label, Valentine’s Workshop Witmeur. Last week, the Belgian label announced a new collaboration with French singer Pomme. Valentine Witmeur Lab is synonymous with with simple with a unique and distinctive custom style. The pieces are designed in Belgium and produced in Portugal.


Borrenbergh is a sustainable Belgian brand that combines couture and prêt-à-porter. The feminine and timeless look is inspired by the 90s. When Borrenberghs started, sustainability was a secondary factor in the fashion industry. And where sustainability was present, it was still in its infancy. It has therefore become his mission to make sustainability fashionable! Borrenberghs makes no concessions in terms of design, quality and durability. Everything must be correct. Borrenberghs is living proof that sustainability can also be in fashion. Currently, the label is successful with famous faces such as Jennifer Heylen, Danira Boukhriss, Serine Ayari, Emma Bale, Chrostin, Ruth Beeckmans, Veerle Dejeager and many more.


After studying at the Royal Academy of Arts, Gille Peeters went in search of the jewelry she loves and founded a luxury brand that matched her playful aesthetic. The Antwerp-based designer combines playful shapes with classic materials and cutting-edge designs. Gille personally designs and manufactures each Fragille piece in Antwerp. Fragile brings a new dynamic to the diamond district for the new generation of jewelry lovers.

Marie Martens

Marie Martens is a contemporary French brand with a touch of Belgian brutality. The brand is known for its colorful and playful style. To think to chic, simple but eccentric bags, with sustainable materials, designed in France. All parts are made in French and Italian workshops.


Since 2010, the label from Liège FÀP (known as Filles à Papa) has been promoting our plain internationally. Validated by personalities like Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Hailey Bieber or even Rita Ora, the brand with its quirky rock’n’roll aesthetic continues to seduce. His latest venture? The cowboy boots seen on all fashionistas and a collaboration with Jupiler!

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