her boutique-atelier at rue Van Artevelde, Brussels, Valérie Berckmans
has been designing a women's ready-to-wear line since 2006. Under her
eponymous brand, she designs in a graphic and minimalist style, evoking
an airy femininity often brightened up with particular details.
piece that leaves her workshop is meticulously crafted with fair trade,
organic or alternative raw materials (deadstock of fabrics, upcycled
vintage pieces). She has chosen an exclusively local production in
Belgian and French workshops, perpetuating the artisanal atmosphere of
2014, she associated with the fashion designer Meyrueis De Bruyn to
form the creative duo behind the design of the collection. From April
2021, it is now the fashion designer Théo Auquière who works in duo with
the “boutique-atelier”, nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything
is transformed into ethical & ecological creations!
this philosophy was born their zero-waste project. The fabric leftovers
from the women's production are offering new stylistic, practical and
circular perspectives, translating into children clothing, cotton pads,
underwear, among others.
Berckmans also selling in the shop creations of other Belgian or French
designers who share the same sustainable philosophy : Atelier Content
(shoes), Géraldine Bertrand (knitwear), Aymara (knitwear), O'Leary
(leather accessories) & more.
Photographer : Nomads Vision