Badal, designer from fashion metropolis Antwerp, creates fashion for
the new woman, who is wife, mother, friend and carrier hunter
Badal, aged 35, completed his education at the department "Couture"
of the Charles Montaigne Academy for fashion in Amsterdam. In order
to perfect his skills in making patterns and the execution of his creations,
he had a supplementary education at the Bob Molenaar Fashion school
in Amsterdam. After his study, he worked for 3 years as head designer
in various fashion houses in the Netherlands. In 1996 he created his
first own collection, which he showed in the most classy dutch golfclubs
in the Netherlands. In this way, he created a clientele what made it
possible to give a first really big fashion show in the monumental ´´Magna
Plaza´´ in Amsterdam in the summer of 1999. This show resulted
in 46 publications in the most important fashion magazines, news papers
en business magazines. They wrote ´´The Netherlands are
ready for Mr. Badal´´ and called him and his creations spectacular,
feminine, classy and with an eye for detail.
had as a result that the big sponsors like Moët & Chandon and
Jaguar Netherlands wanted to be linked with him. Jaguar took him and
his collection for their ´´ Passion for Fashion´´
program. In the years that followed (2000-2003), 4 fashion shows were
organized in combination with the presentation of the newest cars, and
this every time on a special location in the Netherlands.
& Chandon, that belongs to the LVMH-group (louis Vuitton, Moët
Hennessy), one of the biggest concerns of the luxury products in the
world, invited Stephan Badal in the private castle of the Moët
family in Epernay (france), the ´´Château de Saran´´,
to stay there for a weekend and to make a foto-shoot in the winecellars
and vignards. In the summer of 2003, he was given the opportunity to
make two pink evening dresses to support the campaign of the Champagne
´´Brut Imperiale Rose´´.
5th 2002 Stephan Badal opened his own couture house. Since he has built
up an international clientele, he decided to do it on a central location
in Europe, namely Antwerpen, the new fashion metropolis. Here, he works
and receives his clients in one of the nicest historical Louis XV manor-houses
of the city.