As the pre AW collection drops in our stores, we can’t help but fall head over heels again and again with the Belgian brand. Print and colour form the heart of its aesthetic, teamed with a tomboyish playfulness, as always.
LOVE IS ESSENTIEL
The brand was established in 1999, by husband and wife Onsea and Esfan Eghtessadi, the son of French designer Nicole Cadine. With no formal design background and using their apartment as their showroom, their first collection was born. Selling solely T Shirts to start, the business took off and the couple expanded to include trousers, dresses, coats, jackets, bags and shoes. With now over 40 stores and numerous stockists internationally, Essentiel Antwerp’s success story is far from over.
With ditsy florals, sequins and forest greens taking prominence in this Autumn Winter drop, we can’t help but place Essentiel Antwerp at the top of our lust list. With the brand’s overall aim aspiring to battle boredom and dress our emotions, it seems their mission is complete with this pre-fall collection.