Gilles Werbrouck launched his studio, based in Brussels, in 2018 after having studied Fashion Design and having specialized in Knitwear Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels and at the Nottingham Trent University.


After 4 years working in the fashion industry in Como (IT), Shanghai (CN) and Antwerp (BE) he decided to launch his own brand keeping the focus on knit but translating what he learned from fashion and applying it to the interior.


This approach results from the observation that knitted textiles is underrepresented and underexploited in the interior design landscape despite its versatility regarding textures, choice of yarn and color, elasticity and finishing techniques.

EXPERIENCE

12/2017 - ...
STUDIO GILLES WERBROUCK - BRUSSELS (BE)
Knitted Objects and Knitted Textiles Studio


06/2016 - 11/2017
DANIEL ANDRESEN - ANTWERP (BE)
Production Assistant / Designer Assistant


04/04/2016 - 30/05/2016
SANTONI KNITTING MACHINERY - SHANGHAI (CN)
Designer for the SANTONI PIONEER PROGRAM


27/09/2015 - 15/11/2015
GRUPPO COLOMBO - COMO (IT)
Intern


12 - 16/05/2015
IFFTI - MOMENTING THE MEMENTO - FIRENZE (IT)
Costume designer for a performance in collaboration with POLIMODA


02/2013 - 03/2013
RITA & ZIA - GENEVA (CH)
Intern


11/2012 - 02/2013
ANNEMIE VERBEKE - BRUSSELS (BE)
Intern


PRIZES & EXHIBITIONS

 

03 - 06/07/2019

NEW DESIGNERS / ONE YEAR IN - LONDON (UK)

Exhibitor

 

01 - 03/06/2018
POP UP THE JAM / THE HAPPINESS EDITION #1 - BRUSSELS (BE)
Exhibitor


16/09/2015
COMON AWARD - COMO (IT)
Finalist / 7 week internship for GRUPPO COLOMBO


15 - 17/09/2015
PREMIERE VISION - PARIS (FR)
Exhibitor


06/2015 - 07/2015
TEXPRINT - LONDON (UK)
Finalist for TEXPRINT 2015 (now known as TEXSELECT)


24 - 27/06/2015
NEW DESIGNERS - LONDON (UK)
Exhibitor for NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY


12 - 16/05/2015
IFFTI - MOMENTING THE MEMENTO - FIRENZE (IT)
Costume designer for a performance in collaboration with POLIMODA


08 - 09/11/2014
CUSTOMISEZ-MOI VIII FASHION CONTEST - BRUSSELS (BE)
Exhibitor / Follow up article published in Le Vif


03/11/2013
CUSTOMISEZ-MOI VII FASHION CONTEST - BRUSSELS (BE)
Finalist


18 - 19 - 20/10/2013
BRUSSELS FASHION DAYS - BRUSSELS (BE)
Exhibitor for HAUTE ECOLE FRANCISCO FERRER


EDUCATION

 

2014 - 2015
NTU - NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY - NOTTINGHAM (UK)
MASTER - Fashion Knitwear Design


2013 - 2014
ARBA/ESA - ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS OF BRUSSELS - BRUSSELS (BE)
MASTER - Knitting Design


2010 - 2013
HEFF - FRANCISCO FERRER SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION - BRUSSELS (BE)
BACHELOR - Fashion Design & Tailoring