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We support the international development of designers and firms in the fashion and design sectors in Wallonia and Brussels.

We organise support and promotion programmes for established professionals in the fashion and design sector.

What can WBDM do for you?

  • Fashion Programme

    The programme

    Every year since 2017, the Fashion Programme has offered a grant to 2 Belgian brands to finance the development of a project. Another 6 entrepreneurs receive a coaching grant to work with experts in the fashion sector.

    The objective

    To support the beneficiaries of these grants in their international development strategy from a commercial perspective, in particular through their communication. The grants awarded are used for one year by the beneficiaries.

    How to apply?

    A selection process is set up by WBDM. It progresses in 2 phases: once an application is submitted, it is presented to a jury of international experts.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be an established professional in the fashion or design sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    More information

    Fashion Programme 2022

  • Belgian Fashion Awards

    The programme

    The Belgian Fashion Awards have been held since 2017 and aim to highlight the reputation, creativity and diversity of Belgian fashion talent and brands, both nationally and internationally.

    The objective

    These Awards showcase the actors of the Belgian fashion sector.

    How do the nominations work?

    A Belgian jury selects and submits the candidates to an international jury.

    Belgian brands can also submit their application for the categoty “Fashion Brand of the Year”.

    The partners

    The event is organised in collaboration with Knack Weekend/Le Vif Weekend, Flanders DC, MAD – Home of Creators.

    More information

  • Individual Coaching

    The programme

    Specialists guide fashion professionals to revise or perfect an aspect of their global and/or digital strategy, with a focus on international development.

    The beneficiaries of this programme receive the funds to hire the coach of their choice.

    The objective

    To provide personalised support to the beneficiaries.

    How to apply?

    A selection process is set up by WBDM on the basis of applications.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be an established professional in the fashion sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    More information

    Check our calls for proposals.

  • Group Coaching

    The programme

    Specialists guide a group of fashion professionals to revise or perfect their global and/or digital strategy, with a focus on international development. The beneficiaries of this programme are supervised by an expert appointed by WBDM.

    The objective

    To provide guidance for the supported brands, by stimulating collaboration and exchange between professionals in the sector.

    How to apply?

    A selection process is set up by WBDM on the basis of applications.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be an established professional in the fashion or design sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    More information

    Check our calls for applications and the 2020 edition of these workshops.

  • J’achète belge / Ik koop Belgisch (I Buy Belgian)

    The programme

    This national campaign encourages the general public to consume Belgian creations, brands and products, in particular fashion, in a conscious and sustainable way. It invites consumers to opt for quality and meaningful fashion designs, in the process supporting the local economy and employment.

    The objective

    To allow the general public to discover Belgian brands.

    How to apply?

    You can request that your brand and products be published on the J’Achète Belge website.

    The partners

    A joint initiative with Flanders DC, MAD – Home of Creators

    More information

    J’Achète Belge,

    info@jachetebelge.be,

    @jachetebelge

  • Advice and networking: our expertise and network made available

    The service

    WBDM makes its expertise and network available to its beneficiaries, to prepare and support their international development and enhance their reputation and visibility.

    The objective

    To allow the supported brands to integrate the international dimension in their development, and identify the resources at their disposal.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be a professional in the fashion sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    More information

    Contact WBDM.

  • International fashion professionals

    Are you a journalist, editor, buyer, prescriber, festival or competition organiser, and would you like to get in touch with designers or fashion brands based in Wallonia and Brussels?

    You’ve come to the right place!

    – Discover the designers supported and selected by WBDM in our talents gallery;

    – Meet our designers at international events where WBDM organises group attendance;

    – Discover the fashion shows of designers from Wallonia and Brussels;

    – Discover Wallonia.be | Feel Inspired, the Walloon Region’s campaign for attracting an international audience;

    – Sign up for our monthly newsletter;

    Contact WBDM with any questions, requests for information, or to be put in touch with designers.

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