Belgian Fashion Awards 2018 by Slow Waves

WBDM, in collaboration with Le Vif Weekend/Knack, MAD (Brussels Fashion & Design Platform) and Flanders DC (Flanders District of Creativity) honoured the established and future talents of Belgian fashion.


Winners of the 2018 Belgian Fashion Awards were announced at MAD Brussels, during the launch of WE ARE FASHION Festival. The prizes awarded 7 categories to talents either Belgian or established in Belgium.


Designer Of The Year

Awarded to Glenn Martens, creative director of Y/Project for his new vision on fashion. Y/Project – the Paris-based label that combines conceptual and inventive detailing with playful proportions and a witty take on historical references – is Pitti Uomo’s Next Guest Brand in January 2019.


Jury Prize

Awarded to Martin Margiela, for his entire career and his obvious impact on the history of fashion but also on today’s collections, and more than likely the ones to come.


Entrepreneur Of The Year

Awarded to Carol and Sarah Piron for the international development of their brand FILLES A PAPA.

Other winners included Willy Vanderperre and Terre Bleue.

VOGUE- Filles A Papa by Slow Waves


How the Sisters of Filles à Papa Are

Reinventing Streetwear




Even though they’re at the helm of a brand beloved by celebrities, sisters Carol and Sarah Piron of the Belgian label Filles à Papa don’t look to the red carpet when they’re in search of fashion inspiration. “We are not attracted to perfect and flawless elegance—what speaks to us is an interesting element that enriches the personality,” Carol explains. “The brand is a mix of our tastes that creates a unique dynamic.” 

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The Pirons launched the label in 2012 and chose Filles à Papa (“Daddy’s Girls”) as the name even though their “very fashionable mom” was probably more of an inspiration. The sisters caught the fashion bug at different times. Sarah studied fashion design at ESMOD. Carol didn’t realize she wanted to become a designer until she began graduate school at Ecole de Recherche Graphique, where she was studying art history.

While immersing themselves in the business, they set out with the goal of creating clothes that represented both their individual styles. Carol’s favorite pieces skew sporty, while Sarah is drawn to the feminine, but there’s one thing they can agree on—great streetwear should look effortless.





Read the full interview by Janelle Okwodu HERE


OYSTER MAGAZINE #108 by Slow Waves

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Fashion by Chloe Hill

Photography by Gadir Rajab

FILLES À PAPA SS16 'Aenemia' Collection by Slow Waves

Images from the Aenemia collection by the Belgium based Filles À Papa

First delivery will arrive next week, exclusive to Slow Waves in Australia

Look book shot by Gregory Durkenne