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Meet a Brussels Fashion Icon

Meet this top women’s fashion designer in Brussels, Belgium.

Meet this top women’s fashion designer and learn about a cool shopping street in Brussels, Belgium.

Dansaert Street in Brussels is where top designers showcase the latest fashions and window shopping is a popular pastime. For over 15 years, Annemie Verbeke has had a shop on Dansaert Street, creating sophisticated, yet relaxed fashion for women. Often recalling the styles of Hollywood screen sirens like Lauren Bacall, Verbeke has been called the queen of Belgian fashion. In a special interview, I met Verbeke in her shop to see her latest collection and learn about Brussels style.

Watch the video and check out the photos below from my visit.

Meeting the fashion queen herself, Annemie Verbeke.

Meeting the fashion queen herself, Annemie Verbeke.

Knitwear is one of Verbeke’s specialties, as are simple yet, versatile designs with fabrics that are ready and easy to wear.

Knitwear is one of Verbeke’s specialties, as are simple yet, versatile designs with fabrics that are ready and easy to wear.

Inside Verbeke's shop in Brussels.

Inside Verbeke’s shop in Brussels.

Rue Dansaert has a variety of restaurants, including the original Le Pain Quotidien, which opened October 1990 at 16 rue Dansaert.

Rue Dansaert has a variety of restaurants, including the original Le Pain Quotidien, which opened October 1990 at 16 rue Dansaert.

En route to Verbeke's shop in my special raincoat picked out by designer Phillip Lim during a random chance meeting at Bloomingdales in Washington, DC. You just never know who you will meet!

En route to Verbeke’s shop in my special raincoat picked out by designer Phillip Lim during a random chance meeting at Bloomingdales in Washington, DC. You just never know who you will meet!

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