Brand Spotlight - Essentiel Antwerp

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Brand Spotlight - Essentiel Antwerp


We're already lusting after all new Essentiel Antwerp; it's everything you'd expect from the colour-loving duo from Belgium. Florals meet polka dots in their SS20 Collection which we are proud to be stockists of! Let's find out a bit more about the beginnings of the brand, all the way from Antwerp... 

Essentiel Antwerp clothing available at ALC Edinburgh

Essentiel Antwerp was launched in 1999 with a handful of T-Shirts and a whole lotta love! Esfan Eghtessadi and Inge Onsea took a chance on their dream and within one year they opened their first store in Antwerp. Fast forward four seasons and the pair had introduced a whole collection, from boots to outerwear in clashing colours, bold prints and a sequin or two for good measure! Designed to provoke emotions, Esfan & Inge create each collection to share a powerful message of love, fun, and colourful surprises.

Before embarking on the adventure of setting up Essentiel Antwerp both Inge and Efsan were involved in fashion from a young age. Inge was a model and Efsan grew up in a household full of fabrics and patterns as his mother was a fashion designer. Inge also spent 5 years living in India where she fell in love with the country's rich and colourful culture. Her obsession with bold details translates in to her designs; pieces often come in risky colour combinations but the beautiful designs suit the clashing colours perfectly.


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Here at ALC we are a big fan of the brand's ethos and aesthetic, we appreciate the attention to detail and the amount of energy put in to creating fun, fresh collections! Already a huge hit with our customers, we're super excited for what is to come in the new season! Expect bright colours, stunning dresses, and flattering silhouettes.  Always fun, with a dash of 70s vibes, like this super shirt with split cuff details.

images of Essentiel Antwerp clothing available at ALC Edinburgh

Adele says "Essentiel Antwerp is one of my favourite brands to buy for ALC.  I always know that they will have a fantastic theme for each season, which will translate into fun, playful clothes full of personality.  They create the kind of clothes I want to wear again and again; the ones I never get bored of.  Everything is beautifully made and cut just right for a variety of body shapes.  Check out their gorgeous knitwear and wearable fashion prints, the collections are all full of must-haves, and the more that clashes the better!  Anything goes!"

- Adele Crombie (Founder, ALC)

Click here to view our full selection of Essentiel Antwerp collection!

images from Essentiel Antwerp

Items featured (in order of appearance):

The Van Shirt

The Vileda Shirt

The Vodolfo Dress

The Toper Sweater

The Vink Skirt

The Vamos Dress


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