Meet our ambassadors

Sarah Jeurissen

Sarah Jeurissen

“Connecting young people to share their story”

Job: production and quality at Bioracer

Contact: Instagram

Gives you advice on: production, first weeks at work, work experience, study experience ‘Modetechnologie – HoGent’

Marie Houtain

Marie Houtain

“Never Stop Learning Because Life Never Stops Teaching”

Job: Personal Assistant at  D’Autan, Antwerp

Contact: Instagram, mail or LinkedIn

Gives you advice on: the duo-internship, the first weeks at work, job choices, studies before and during work

Paulien Van Dam

Paulien Van Dam

“I want to build bridges between young people and the Belgian clothing companies. How? By creating dialogues.”

Job: assistant technical production at BVBA 32 Ann Demeulemeester

Contact: LinkedIn

Gives you advice on: production, product development, the duo-internship, study experience ‘Modetechnologie – HoGent’, job interviews

Jitske Van Assche

Jitske Van Assche

‘Finding the job of your dreams can be a real struggle. Keep your head held high and one day, you’ll find it.’

Passion: pattern drawing

Traineeship at Flanders Fashion Makers

Contact: Instagram

Gives you advice on: different types of schools & courses Mode & Creatie secondary school / Modetechnologie – HoGent / current study: pattern drawing at VDAB

Sophie Reuther

Sophie Reuther

Job: production and development at Bioracer

Contact: Instagram

Gives you advice on: production and development, study experience ‘Modetechnologie – HoGent’ with no previous experience in fashion,

Eline Rymenans

Eline Rymenans

Eline has a master’s degree in Journalism & a strong passion for creation. From creating attractive content to creating clothing from thrifted fabrics. Which makes her the perfect social media manager for Young Patterns.

Job: social media manager and content creator for Chase Creative

Contact: Instagram / eline.rymenans@chase.be

Eline Rymenans

Hester Vanacker

Hester just started a Master in Fashion and Luxury Management in Paris after graduating as a Fashion Technologist. She wants to focus on technical innovation and sustainability within the fashion industry. She spent the past year in London and Stockholm and is currently discovering the fashion capital.

Contact: email or Instagram

Gives advice about: studying or doing an internship abroad

Luna Boumans

Luna Boumans

“If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not a paycheck”  -Jen Welter-

Studies: Creatie & Mode – St. Jozef Instituut Kontich

Contact: mail or Instagram

Gives you advice on: her choice of study & her ambitions

Fleur Vermeersch

Fleur Vermeersch

Starts bachelor ModeTechnologie – HoGent in September 2020

Finished Creatie & Mode in June 2020 – Prizma Campus IdP Izegem

Contact her by mail or Instagram

Gives you advice on: her choice of study

Chanel Couckuyt

Chanel Couckuyt

“Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be” – Coco Chanel

Creatie & Mode – Prizma Campus IdP Izegem

Contact: mail or Instagram

Gives you advice on: her choice of study & her ambitions

Zoë Dooghe

Zoë Dooghe

“NO to fast fashion , YES to conscious style”

Creatie & Mode – Prizma Campus IdP Izegem

Contact: mail or Instagram

Gives you advice on: her choice of study, her school, her ambitions & sewing

Merel Thys

Merel Thys

“People will stare, make it worth their while.”

Creatie & Mode – St. Jozef Instituut Kontich

Contact: mail or Instagram

Gives you advice on: her choice of study.

What is a Young Patterns-ambassador?

Our ambassadors helped design this project. As a student or young employee in our fashion industry, they share their ideas and concerns with the team.

  • And they promote Young Patterns! They are:
  • Motivating young people to get started in the fashion industry
  • Promoting Young Patterns
  • Making their own job / study visible
  • Advising Young Patterns on the needs of young employees
  • Present at all very relevant gatherings
  • The organisers of “Fashion Flows”, the netwerkevent
  • The ambassadors are the voice of generation Y & Z.

Some of our former ambassadors

  • Beau Bergmans, independant personal coach (after her career as employeee at Café Costume, Antwerp)
  • Ann-Sofie D’ Hollander, employee at MRFG, Hasselt
  • Florence Philippron, employee at ONLY – BESTSELLER WHOLESALE BELGIUM BVBA Antwerp