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fashion, knitwear , textile designer

Izumi HONGO





Contact

Shop-Atelier: 98 Scheldestraat 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Office: 31 Prins Albertlei, box12 2600 Antwerp, Belgium

Sales: sales@vanhongo.com

Press: press@vanhongo.com

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About

Van Hongo

Designer Izumi Hongo was born in Tokyo, based in Antwerp. She studied architecture and started her career as a creator in advertisement world in Tokyo. After she moved to Belgium, she studied fashion in Royal Academy in Antwerp and just after her graduation, she started up the brand Van Hongo.

Van Hongo presents its new collection twice a year in Paris and Tokyo. The collections are luxurious and stimulating at once. The interest, as always, is generated primarily by textures, colours and knits, with many simplified cuts that still fully embody Van Hongo's esthetic. And yet there is still enough architecture in these minimal pieces to make them true standouts.

She broadens her design field now toward textile and space design based on her essential creation, the brand Van Hongo, as her background for the creation is varied and her enthusiasm to create new sophisticated material around knitting and textile can embrace fashion and the other fields.

History

2011- Presenting new SS and AW collection in Paris and Tokyo

2011 Open her first Flagship atelier-shop in Antwerp, Belgium

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

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

1999 BA of Architect, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Press

GVAsep2016
Gazet Van Antwerpen
knackjuly2016
Knack Weekend
dmm-mar2015
DM Magazine

ellemar15
Elle Belgium
firstmagazinejul14
First Magazine Austrie
GVAmar2014
Gazet Van Antwerpen

monocle032013
Monocle
elleoct2013
Elle Checz
weekendFeb2013
Weekend