Events: Fun on Friday

Adidas x Pharrell Supercolor @ Monar & Clothes

Adidas Superstar is the new sneaker everyone has to have, only moments after everyone bought a pair of Stan Smiths. These Supercolor editions are designed by the ubiquitous Pharrell Williams and come in 50 shades of the rainbow. Since our project with Noë you have known that I am a big sucker for colour so this is the kind of celebrity collaboration I can actually applaud. Buy your pair at Monar & Clothes this Friday, but be quick!

Friday 27 March – Monar & Clothes, Everdijstraat 35

Kickstart Cargo Zomerbar

The Cargo Zomerbar at Park Spoor Noord has become one of the standard hangout spots in summer. Although the weather will not yet be very summery this Friday, the opening party will certainly feel tropical (especially since of 5K of people are on the guest list). It is all a bit mysterious still, but you can be certain there will be drinks and music!

Friday 27 March – Cargo Zomerbar, Park Spoor Noord Viaductdam 1 (2060)
Open from 19h

The 5 Hiphop #3

If you rather go somewhere dry and warm Friday night, then this all-round hiphop event in Berchem is the best place to go. The 5 arts of hiphop are MCing, DJing, graffiti, breakdance and beatbox. DJ Thong taps right into all the music memories from when we were kids and listened to R&B and hiphop all day long.

Friday 27 March – JC Den Eglantier, Zillebekelaan 6A
Open from 20h – €3


If you like it a bit more funky, then Beef at Trix will get you dancing! Beef has a nice line-up with DJs such as Raak Me Aan and the resident DJs from So You Think You Can Funk.

Friday 27 March – Trix Café, Noordersingel 28-30
Open from 22h – free

Sunny Afternoon

After the lack of sun during winter, it seems like spring is finally here! My favorite thing to do on a sunny day like today, is to walk through the city and discover new spots. I feel like as soon as the sun starts shining, everyone gets an instant shot of happiness (but maybe that’s just my everlasting optimism). Anyways, one thing that goes perfectly with these vibes, is a playlist that makes you want to drift away to a summer (or spring) paradise. That’s why I squeezed some of my favorite music out of my iPod and put it  all together in one place. Enjoy your stay.

Events this week: stock & pop-up

espoo. stock sale

Do you love Scandinavian design? Wood, soft colours and fabrics, dashes of orange, fun prints, etc. There is a lot to love! Head to the Antwerp Zuid for espoo‘s stock sale with discounts up to 70% on home accessories and furniture.

Thursday 5 March to Saturday 7 March – espoo., Pourbusstraat 18

Stulp: opening pop-up bar

The owners Stéphanie and Katrien from this brand new pop-up bar have already one thing right: “stulp” is one of the most delightful words in the Dutch language (and therefore also not translatable). This pop-up bar at ‘t Eilandje will have far more to offer than drinks, because there will be weekly gigs, creative workshops, and expositions. The idea is to give other creatives a space to show their talents, all in an eco-friendly context. Find out more about the bar at the This Is Antwerp blog soon!

Friday 6 March – Stulp, Kattendijkdok/Oostkaai 20
Opening party 22h

De Nieuwe Natie

The Nieuwe Gaanderij is a shopping centre which many people pass by but never enter at the Korte Gasthuisstraat. To give the shopping centre a new life, young entrepreneurs have been opening pop-up stores here since a few months. Up until the end of this month you can visit the current shops. Broke Bikes has had quite a lot of media attention with their handsome personalised fixies (see again This Is Antwerp for a nice article by our co-local Laetitia). A store that has opened just now is Studio Collect, a collaboration of 4 young jewellery designers. Their store only needs to look half as nice as their jewellery and promotional design to look brilliant.

Tuesday to Saturday until 28 March – Nieuwe Gaanderij, Korte Gasthuisstraat/ Huidevetterstraat

Guest post #3: Marius Petrus

Oh, it’s already my last post for Antwerpen Streetstyle. This was such a nice experience. That’s why I’m going to share with you my absolute best fashion discovery in Antwerp. Two words: Marius Petrus.

Funny enough, though he lives around the corner, I discovered Marius online. I developed the biggest crush on his Tumblr. It’s like the dude looked into my head and put all the images on his page. Just sublime.
That’s why I wasn’t surprised at all to find out his menswear designs are exactly my taste.
Long story short: we met, he showed me the ideal shirt and now it’s mine!

For this occasion I decided to make a GIF with my shirt on and some awesome images of Marius Petrus’ Tumblr page in the background.

Marius Petrus | Vincent Van Reusel

So, that was my last post. I hope you enjoyed it.
If you want, you can follow me on most social media @strutterview and on my Facebook page Strutter View.


Note from the AS-team: we featured Marius himself in this street style post.

Read Vincent Van Reusel’s introduction post here and all his other posts here.

Guest post #2: Partytrashers

partytrashers1 - Hanne Denys

Photo by Hanne Denys

Meet the Partytrashers!
This Antwerp boy band in wigs brings electronic music, outrageous fashion and the gay underground scene together in the most entertaining way.
Their songs and shows are unapologetic celebrations of being different, their lyrics catchy like hell. “Hey hey hey, have you seen Andy Warhol?” and “Tonight we’re gonna drink and vomit diamonds in your sink!” are my personal favorites.

partytrashers2 - Hanne Denys

Photo by Hanne Denys

The boys of Partytrashers are supported on and off stage by Jimmy Kidd, a girl dressed like a pirate who produces the beats and tunes for their songs. And she brings some fine ass rap too.

partytrashers3 - Glenn Schellekens

Photo by Glenn Schellekens

The least you can say is that they serve a visual spectacle. Check out their website. You’ll get it.
I was lucky enough to host them during my party Drag Delight and wow, what an experience!

partytrashers4 - Céline Radelet

Photo by Céline Radelet

Fashion forms an undeniable part of Partytrashers. Their looks make me think of a mix between Japanese Harajuku style and seapunk. Quite far from the minimalist/deconstructivist style that tends to dominate Antwerp. That’s why the Partytrashers’ outfits are like a breath of fresh air… on steroids.

partytrashers5 - Glenn Schellekens

Photo by Glenn Schellekens

Up till now you’ll have to go to one of their shows to listen to the songs, but they’ve just announced that they’re working on the launch of their first official single! Until that time, you can already listen to a temporary demo of the very catchy ‘Andy Warhol’ song on Jimmy Kidd’s soundcloud.

Wanna stay updated? Like Partytrashers and Drag Delight on Facebook!

Read Vincent Van Reusel’s introduction post here and all his other posts here.

Guest post #1: Neo-Dandy

So long minimalism, farewell functionalism, hello neo-dandy!

I’m pleased to introduce to you: Jonas Beldé. This Antwerp guy is no stranger to fashion, with a degree in fashion design and now representing Paul Smith in Belgium and Holland. Plus the dude was shot by both Facehunter and The Sartorialist, of whom the latter included him in one of his books. In short: the guy knows how to dress and how to pose.

He shamelessly combines Haider Ackermann with H&M, menswear with womenswear and vintage with pieces that still have to hit the clothing racks. Who said less is more anyway?

I hear you thinking: “Well, he probably only dresses like that for the picture.” I can assure you, that’s not the case.

How do I know? He’s my boyfriend.

Jonas Beldé by Vincent Van Reusel

Wanna have a look in Jonas’ head? Check out his Tumblr.

Read Vincent Van Reusel’s introduction post here and all his other posts here.

February’s guest blogger: Vincent Van Reusel

We met our (late) guest blogger for February Vincent Van Reusel thanks to This Is Antwerp, for which we all write. He is a very fashionably guy who always knows what’s up in Antwerp.

Hello I am Vincent Van Reusel and I am 25 years old.
I’m guest blogger because my love for Antwerp and its (sub)cultural life is very big and I love sharing my experiences and views.

At the moment I am (really) busy with a couple of top-secret projects promoting upcoming Antwerpian talent and I’ve picked up filming and editing again.

But if I have some spare time I like to go to concerts or get lost in the Antwerp night life. There is a lot to discover and parties always change, so you never get bored.

The thing I like most about Antwerp is the amount of creative energy everywhere you go in this small but far-from-boring town. Lately it’s stunning how Borgerhout and Berchem are gradually getting more and more artistic projects too. Way to go!

In my next posts I’ll try to show you my kind of Antwerp and the role fashion – and other forms of self-expression – plays in it.



Photo by Jan Opdekamp

Photo by Jan Opdekamp