Meet our ambassadors

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

  • Marie Houtain, graphic quality manager at Advert Hype
  • Paulien Van Dam, production member at Van Noten Andries
  • Jitkse Vanassche, employee at Flanders Fashion Makers
  • 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

Our current 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’

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.

Laurie Buczynski

Laurie Buczynski

“The day you plant the seed, is not the day you eat the fruit.’

Job: Sales agent for the brands Dream Cather, Djules and Hale Bob

Contact: InstagrammailLinkedIn

Gives you advice on: her experience during the duo-internship, her foreign internship & her studies ‘Modetechnologie – HoGent

Pavani Vyncke

Pavani Vyncke

“If you spot it, you’ve got it.”

Studies: Fashion Technology, without any previous training in Fashion.

Contact: InstagramLinkedIn

Gives you advice on: her experience during the duo-internship, her studies ‘Modetechnologie – HoGent

Eline Rymenans

Eline Rymenans

Eline started out as our social media manager, working for Chase Creative, but has now become one of our ambassadors! She has her own upcycled clothing brand Danada.

Contact: Instagram

Hester Vanacker

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: class préparation d’art –
l’ESAAA (école supérieure d’art annecy alpes)

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

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.

Stories about our ambassadors