Every year Flanders DC distributes awards to projects, creatives and companies in design and fashion. Since 1994 we award the Henry van de Velde Awards for design. We also distribute, in collaboration with our Brussels and Walloon partners, the Belgian Fashion Awards. 

Henry van de Velde Awards

Every year Flanders DC awards good design in all its shapes and forms. The Henry van de Velde Awards are the oldest, most prestigious design awards in Belgium. Already since 1994 young and more experienced design talent, as well as design companies and projects, are awarded.

The categories focus on the value and impact of design on our economy, society but also on the climate. With the official award ceremony and exhibition at Bozar, and a publication, the Henry van de Velde Awards are a real platform for Flemish design.

There are 9 categories: Business Innovation, Consumer, Crafts, Design Research, Digital Product, Environment, Graphics, Habitat and Spaces. The winners are selected by a professional jury, that also choses the awards for Lifetime Achievement, Company, Young Talent and Ecodesign by OVAM. The public can also vote online for the Public Gold Award.

All information can be found on henryvandevelde.be.

Trophies Henry van de Velde Gold Award Winners, design Geoffrey Brusatto

Trophies Henry van de Velde Gold Award Winners, design Geoffrey Brusatto © Lux Visual Storytellers

Belgian Fashion Awards

Since 2017 the Belgian Fashion Awards are organized by Flanders DC, MAD Brussels, WBDM, Knack Weekend and Le Vif Weekend. These awards were created in order to turn the spotlight on the reputation, creativity and diversity of Belgian fashion, both at a national and international level.

The Belgian Fashion Awards 2021 were presented during the last edition of Fashion Talks.

 Read in this article who were the winners in 2021. In 2021 Walter Van Beirendonck received the Jury Prize. 

Watch the aftermovie of the Belgian Fashion Awards 2021.