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Fashion Force

What happens if you team up young designers with Star Wars: a fashion force to be reckoned with! In anticipation of the release of the new Star Wars Rogue movie, four different Belgian fashion school graduates got free rein to create an outfit inspired by the iconic epic space opera franchise.

The theme was quite clear from the start: rebellion. The Star Wars universe revolves around the concept of "Light" vs "Darkness", “Good” vs “Evil”. Just think of the elegant Princess Leia with her iconic hairstyle and white tunic, gentle giant Chewbacca, the fury Ewoks or even the daring X-wing pilots.  With these iconic characters in mind Mansour Badjoko, Ilke Cop, Sarah Josis and Valentina Tsitiridis, created four looks of rebellion. 

We start with the urban couture for mavericks from Ilke Cop, a graduate from Academy of Sint-Niklaas. Her look mixes elements, such as the headpiece; from far away galaxies with urban street wear in luxurious fabrics.  

The next is Mansour Badjoko who studied at La Cambre in Brussels. After he gained experience at Thom Browne and Balenciaga he returned to the mothership and launched his own label: a brand of unisex clothing with pieces that form the basis of the ultimate modular wardrobe. In which the multifunctional army look fits in perfectly.  

We continue our journey with Sarah Josis who studied fashion at ateliers Lannaux. She then worked for prestigious houses like Burberry, Joseph and Cerruti. For her own brand, she opts for natural and noble materials such as silk, cashmere and wool. This translates in her elegant yet strong silhouette. We wonder is it a sweet princess or a young warrior?  

And last but not least, Valentina Tsitiridis. Freshly graduated from HELMO in Liège she is known to be passionate for prints and innovative textures. And print she used! Her rebellions and chaotic print, captured in a cocktail dress, reflects the alienesque beauty of Star Wars.  

You want to see these silhouettes with your own eyes? No problem as they silhouettes will be displayed at DS Brussels Fashion Days from 14 to 16 October. The name of the installation "I'm a Rebel, I rebel" is a nod to one of the quotes of the new film in which one of the main characters - Jyn Erso - says "It's a rebellion, right? I rebel. "

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