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Van Hongo Designer


Izumi Hongo本郷いづみ

Designer Izumi Hongo was born in Tokyo and based in Antwerp. After obtaining her Masters at fashion department, Royal Academy Antwerp and at architecture department, Waseda University, she started her own brand Van Hongo and opened atelier-shop in Antwerp in 2011.

‘Texture and structure’ is the main thema of her creation. The fact that she originally completed architecture education, is reflected in her cross-over creation beyond the boundaries between fashion and architecture. By developing the original yarns, textiles and knitting/weaving techniques together with the manufactories mainly in Japan and Belgium, she keeps realizing her innovative and unique designs and building up the cross-over networks.



Van Hongo Atelier-Shop

5 Aalmoezenierstraat 2000 Antwerp Belgium



Van Hongo Office

31 Prins Albertlei 2600 Antwerp Belgium

+32 494 83 93 23


to Designer English, Japanese


Sales English, French, Dutch




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Fashion Projects

Presenting new SS and AW collection in Paris and Tokyo every season

2019 Défilé during Tunis Fashion week, TU

2016 Costume for Manneken-pis, Belgium-Japan 150year friendship, Brussels, BE

2013 Défilé for 50year Belgium-Japan Chamber of Commerce Association, Brussels, BE

2013 “50years of Antwerp Fashion Academy” exhibition, MOMU, BE

2013 Défilé and exhibition, Design block, Prague Fashion week, CZ

2012 Presentation during the Business of Design Week Hong Kong, HK

2012 Presentation in the Fashion Museum, Hasselt, BE

2011 “ART and Fashion” exhibition, Wolfsburg Art Museum, Wolfsburg, DE

2010 Winner for the 3rd New Designers Award by Japan Fashion Week, JP

2010 “Culture Couture” exhibition, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, NL

2007 “Antwerp Fashion” exhibition, Flemish Parliament, Brussels, BE


Architecture Projects

2020 Curtain design, Kuroiso City Library, Tochigi, JP

2019 Knitted interior fabric R&D project, Japan

2019 Textile design for panels and curtain, The Future House, Gent, BE

2018 Interior and curtain design, Van Hongo shop, Antwerp, BE


2017- Start interior-textile design for architectural projects

2011- Start presenting SS and AW collection in Paris and Tokyo

2011 Open her flagship atelier-shop in Antwerp, Belgium

2010 MA at Fashion Department Royal Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium

2001-2005 Hakuhodo Advertisement Agency, Tokyo, Japan

2001 MA of Architect, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

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