Belgium-based brand Essentiel Antwerp welcomes into their world of beautifully crafted chaos. Their luxurious collections burst with vibrant hues and funky prints, designed to evoke happiness and pure joy.
Offbeat and refreshing, Essentiel Antwerp believes in celebrating life through colour and prints A step above the rest, the brand creates graphic and vibrant pieces that bring joy and last a lifetime. The brand’s high-quality, eccentric and sustainable pieces will surely make you stand out of the crowd.
Refreshing & Sustainable Collections
Essentiel Antwerp has taken an invigorating approach to sustainability throughout their twenty years of production. They are dedicated to continuously lowering their environmental footprint and striving for positive change within a wasteful industry.
Although colour remains at the heart of their collections, they are dedicated to becoming greener. Not only do they work with sustainable fabrics, they also donate excess fabrics to upcycle-focused organisations, run a rental service for occasion wear and use recycled plastic for their packaging.
Working ambitiously with their suppliers, they search for processes and materials that will reduce their environmental impact. Thirty percent of their garments are produced using “monomaterials”, meaning they are easier to recycle.
“Even if we still don’t know what the future will bring, we know that we can work towards a brighter one.”
If it is loved by Emily Cooper, it is loved by us at AiSPi. One of our favourite pieces is Essentiel’s ‘Intarsia’ statement knit, as seen on Lily Collins during the latest season of Emily in Paris!
Encapsulating everything the brand stands for, this piece is perfect for a cosy yet playful ensemble with its scalloped pattern and chaotically colourful palette.
Promoting a more circular approach to a garment’s lifespan, Essentiel Antwerp offers tailoring services to their customers. When you live life vibrantly, it is natural for our clothing to suffer some wear and tear, and the brand sees it as a sign of a good time! They offer services to repair and fix their garments in order to increase longevity of our favourite pieces.
The Essentiel Antwerp Story
Their story begins in Belgium when founders Esfan Eghtessadi and Inge Onsea took a plunge into the fashion industry with their first collection of t-shirts. With a combined family history in textiles and modelling, they were equipped with ample inspiration.
Their goal was to inject more colour into a monochromatic world, which expanded from t-shirts to knitwear, jackets, and more!
In the year 2000, only one year prior to their introductory collection, their first store opened its doors in Antwerp. Today, they are a globally esteemed brand recognised for their message of love and laughter.