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Niels Peeraer is known for his unique and emotional work. His collections explore the recurring theme of the contrast between masculine and feminine. The roughness of the material works against the light heartedness of the designs, culminating in a new vision, created to share Niels' whole universe within each item. His designs do not aim to shock, but simply to add an innocent happiness to everyday life.
About the Designer
niels is based in Paris, France. He studied at Fashion Department, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and graduated in 2011.
Niels Peeraer, born in Antwerp in 1989, is a Belgian fashion and accessories designer. Niels graduated from the Royal Fashion Academy of Antwerp in June 2011. His Master's collection was granted five awards and included a limited edition handbag collaboration with Delvaux, the oldest fine leather luxury goods house in the world, founded in Brussels in 1829.
After graduating, Niels Peeraer established a Paris based leather accessories brand. Under his eponymous label, Niels has honed his craftsmanship, working with vegetable tanned leather and brass fittings to create a strong and personal aesthetic.
Niels' 2011 MA collection was highly acclaimed, winning the Weekend Knack Award to gain a fashion spread in Weekend Knack, and the MOMU Award, for which he received a personal exhibition in Antwerp's fashion museum. The collection received the Movex-FFI Award, for the student who incorporates leather in most innovative way, as well as the prestigious Horlait-Dapsens scholarship and the RA award, which earned him a presentation during showroom Paris fashion week S/S11.