Kaat Tilley studied painting and fashion design before presenting her first collection in 1985. Escape, the daywear line that ... More
Kaat Tilley studied painting and fashion design before presenting her first collection in 1985. Escape, the daywear line that still exists, was next in 1991. In 1992, Tilley received a lot of media coverage on her design of the stage wear for Belgian group Zap Mama and the Portuguese Madredeus. Fairy-like designs and delicate silhouettes, which have become Kaat Tilley's trade mark, are especially present in Inner her prêt-à-porter, bridal and evening wear line. Next to that, Earthings is a collection of knitwear and Frederiek consists of her own collection for kids. Kaat Tilley is one of contemporary Belgian fashion's household names and she runs boutiques worldwide.
I was honoured to meet Kaat in reality and to visit her fashionable store . It was thrilling experience for me with deeply immersion in to the world where a fairy-tale lives, beautiful old fashion corsets with lacing, delicate fine lace, and wide fine skirts.
I also remember Kaat's paintings on the walls - the nymphs with the most slender waists while you are ascending a staircase that leads to the room where are a beautiful big old mirror, antique comfortable chair and a huge twisting, full of curves chandelier. Fascinated atmosphere. Unique. Feels like in a private home or studio where everything made with love, style and to welcome customers and satisfy their exquisite taste.
You could find there all kind of dresses: wedding dresses, coctail and summer dresses. I very much liked one summer dress with few wavy skirts ( one under another) and thin shoulder straps. Unfortunately I could not buy it; the size of the dress was big for me. Memory still keeps this beautiful deep blue- indigo colour of the dress.
Dear Kaat, you are an amazing woman and a great artist. And I love your rich luxurious red too. Thank you.
I wish to you a huge inspiration for your new creative works and designer's collections.
With all my love and respect to You.
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