|Thanks to Michael for the picture!|
At just 23 years old, the Brussels-based designer has recently graduated from Brussels Fashion College La Cambre with a Masters degree in Fashion Design, and has already completed internships at Comme des Garcons in Paris, Haider Ackerman in Antwerp and Todd Lynn in London. Impressive stuff.
Viste has also caught the eye of another successful Belgian designer, Raf Simons, who was one of the judges on last year’s ‘Brussels Export Award’, which Elise won for being ‘very focussed’ and ‘different’.
Different indeed - Elise has a traditional collection of highly covetable leather trousers and faux fur coats, but then always has something unusual up her sleeve too, whether it be the real beetles wings used to create a lush peacock-feather-hued collar on one coat or the volumous balls of wool used to create an unusually gorgeous take on the classic winter sweater:
Elise told us that she wanted to come to design in London, and had a couple of exciting interviews on the horizon. Something tells me we'll be seeing more of Elise in future...