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Edouard Vermeulen, the man behind the prestigious Natan fashion house. For decades, he has not only made women more beautiful. He has also given them confidence and made them shine even brighter, whether they are at the office or a party.
More than ever before, Natan represents class and good taste. Not luxury for luxury’s sake, but beautiful materials, captivating colour combinations, expert finishing touches and a timeless character. His collections range from ready-to-wear to unbridled couture, a nod to the grand masters of yesteryear. From Brussels to Knokke, from Amsterdam to Paris: the world of Natan continues to grow.
There are plenty of reasons to make a book about Natan. Something that has never been done before, which should not come as a surprise: when it comes down to it, Edouard Vermeulen is a modest man. The fact that the Natan house is approaching its fortieth anniversary is not the reason for this book. Rather that what Natan represents deserves to be captured. And to show the diversity that is the world of Edouard Vermeulen.
Born on 4 March 1957 in Ypres, Belgium, Edouard Vermeulen has long been enthralled by the complex nature of architecture. After graduating as an interior designer from the Saint-Luc College in Brussels in the early 1980s, he exhibited his first creations on the ground floor of 158 Avenue Louise, where the couturier Paul Natan was featuring his own collections.
When the store closed in 1983, Edouard Vermeulen seized the opportunity to rent this space. With artisanal tradition seeping out from the foundations, and much to the delight of Paul Natan’s loyal clientele, who continued to frequent the boutique, Edouard Vermeulen pursued his growing passion for couture. He took over the house under the name of NATAN and began to foster his acute vision of a classical yet sophisticated signature fashion.
By 1984, his atelier was already designing a capsule collection for a charity event. With Queen Paola of Belgium at the heart of this association, the emerging Belgian House quickly took root in the heart of high society.