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ISABELLE CATTELAT

After a first successful international career, she created La Maison de Couture in Brussels in 2010.

Self-taught and passionate about fabrics, she completed her technical training in sewing and patternmaking.

She designs silhouettes for weddings and evenings using top-of-the-range fabrics chosen exclusively from the best suppliers. She offers her original creations to an exclusive clientele.

Also a keen interior decorator, she assists her private customers with their renovation projects and advises them on the choice of wallpaper, hangings and upholstery.

She runs the school and teaches courses in textile knowledge, colors, contemporary fashion and fashion design.

FABIENNE THOMAS

Fabienne Thomas has a degree in Fashion design and education.

Since the 90s, she has pursued a dual career in teaching and industry.

In teaching, she was for over 20 years  of Patternmaking/Molding technical training at Ateliers Lannaux, a private fashion design school in Brussels.

Since 2005, she has been academic manager at La Maison de Couture.

In industry, she started out in the E.L.D.E. clothing workshop.

For several years she worked at Organdi-Valens, the famous wedding dress company on Avenue Louise in Brussels.

For over 10 years, she worked as a pattern designer for Max et Lola (children’s clothing) and Mes sœurs et moi (women’s ready-to-wear). She creates Patternmaking, technical data sheets, gradations and production follow-up.

SVETLANA KISELEOVA

Svetlana Kiseleova has been working with La Maison de Couture for over 10 years. Graduating as a Garment Engineer from Kyiv University in 1990, she has worked as a workshop manager in Romania, Moldavia and Belgium.

Since arriving in Belgium, she has specialized in formal wear, and designs and makes bespoke Haute Couture models.

Kenny Damian

A textile restorer and embroiderer, Kenny has been working as an independent restorer of historic textiles and costumes since 2007.

In her view, it’s not only important to preserve the objects, but also to ensure that the knowledge and techniques involved in making them are not lost.

Conserving historic textiles offers new perspectives that can be applied to embroidery, where different techniques and materials are often used in the same design.

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JESSIE LECOMTE

A graduate of the Antwerp Academy, J.Lecomte honed her skills at some of Belgium’s top fashion houses before setting up her own label in 2007. Inspired by contemporary art, ethnographic photography and pop culture, his vision is marked by sophistication from the outset. Its cornerstone is the generous quality of its textiles, from the finest spun cashmere to stiff Japanese silks, which are worked with successive layers of embroidery, prints and pearls, giving the pieces extraordinary depth of field, but always with elegant balance.

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