With her backstage photos of fashion shows,
photographer Marleen Daniëls (59) gives a fascinating picture
of how things really went.
Photographer Marleen Daniëls is one of the pioneers of backstage photography.
She walked behind the scenes for 30 years with models, stylists, make-up artists and designers
- until the arrival of social media.
Thanks to her photos you get to see all stages of the backstage.
The photos are only about ten years old, but they already show how the fashion world is changing rapidly:
the industry is now focusing primarily on digital applications and social media.
Fashion shows are streamed live, influencers pose in street-style photographers that have never been presented before.
Today everyone can follow the life and work of models and designers online.
Those were the miracle years when everything suddenly became possible and the fashion world was turned upside down: Dirk Van Saene made dresses from plastic, Martin Margiela's models wore doll dresses and ingeniously cut outfits, Ann Demeulemeester set up tough and at the same time fragile ladies.
Fashion became a statement and as a young photographer I had the opportunity to be part of the rise of Belgian designers. I photographed shows for Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs and Dries Van Noten, later also for the younger generation, including Veronique Branquinho, Raf Simons and A.F. Vandevorst. "
“Belgian soprano Elise Caluwaerts impressed with her supple sense of line and strength, displaying a soaring, pure-toned top register and richly colored lower register. “(The Australian)
We are happy to invite Belgian talent Soprano Elise Caluwaerts, thanks to her versatility and engaging personality, grew into a much sought-after soloist at home and abroad. She started her singing career as a baroque singer and expanded her repertoire to romantic and contemporary music. Her love for challenging repertoire – from opera to multidisciplinary projects – led to numerous creations and special collaborations with internationally renowned composers and ensembles. Her remarkable rendition of Lei in Pascal Dusapin’s room opera Passion during the Sydney Festival 2016 was praised by the press. Elise also released a CD at the end of 2016 with spectacular coloratura repertoire at the invitation of the St-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Walter Proost. This recording was a springboard for new international projects such as Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Stern and the creation of Enjott Schneider’s opera Marco Polo directed by Kasper Holten in Guanghzou Opera (China) in May 2018 Elise also looks forward to her residency at the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York during the 2018-2019 season.