A giant pop-up store in the heart of Marolles

A giant pop-up store in the heart of Marolles

More than 17 fashion designers of all types will have an ephemeral store in a building of Haute street until the 29th of January.

“My specialty? I mix occidental fashion with African fashion to produce earrings, necklaces, bracelets and also scarfs”, explains Hélène, a 32 year-old girl from Schaerbeek. Next to other 16 fashion designers of the capital, this young girl passionate about costume jewellery and accessories manages a pop-up store in Saint-Médard, a building of CPAS in Brussels. From the past Thursday until Sunday 29 January, the fashion designers exhibit their creations in a space of 150m2 located in the heart of Marolles.

The pop-up store of Haute Street puts a clear emphasis in recycling: old rolls of thread and car headlights transformed in lamp, jackets drawn up from old blankets or backpacks made of plastic banner ads. The last ones are designed by Zacharia and Valentín, 21 and 24 years old respectively. “We want to give a new use to the materials that we recover. Couleur Café and Europalia are our partners”, explains Zacharia.

For its part, Bruno finally launched six months ago the creation of artisanal lamps out of recycled objects. “With my lamps I try to tell stories”, explains this professional painter. Regarding Alice, fashion stylist of 29 years old, she designs her clothing out of tissues of all types.

Este espacio ha sido posible gracias al apoyo del CPAS de la ciudad. ”Se trata de un proyecto que presenta muchos méritos. Destaca la creación local y artesanal de calidad con un enfoque de economía circular y sostenible”, apunta el presidente Pascale Paraita.

This space has been possible thanks to the support of CPAS in the city. “It consists of a project which presents many merits. It is remarkable the local and artisanal production of quality with an approach of circular and sustainable economy”, points out president Pascale Paraita.

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