This year’s La Cambre Modes graduation show was an eclectic presentation, held this past weekend in Brussels’ Schaerbeek covered market. Masters students’ creations were evaluated by a wide-ranging jury at the Bozar and Mad Brussels event that was made up of fashion personalities such as designer Diane von Furstenberg, Hennes & Mauritz creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch, Dior studio director Pieter Mulier and designer Cédric Charlier, back in his birth country for the occasion.
The three students who stood out were linked by a sporty touch in their work. Fifth-year student Naomi Courau won Dior, Mad Brussels, Atomium, Smets and Elle prizes thanks to her sophisticated streetwear inspirations, mixing camouflage patterns with mesh and tie-dyed fabrics designed with boxy shapes. The jury also honored two fourth-year students: Julian Klausner, recognized for his fascinating hybrid designs and futuristic forms, and Mariam Mazmishvili, honored for her feminine, nearly folkloric silhouettes.