I am a Belgian designer and have been making accessories such as ties, scarves, jewellery, handbags, etc. for many years.
In order to expand my business I am in search of investors, manufacturers and distributors, for the accessories as well as for two clothing lines, a luxury (hand-made one) and a commercial one (T-shirts, jeans, underwear, etc.).
I am based in Brussels, with an eye on the international market.
Crowdfunding is the wave of the future for the world of fashion! Kristof Buntinx offers his original handbag for sale and directly targets his trendy fans and excited shoppers. This is referred to as crowdfunding: buyers prefinance the bulk production and the typical middlemen (bank and stores) are eliminated.
As a result Kristof is able to sell his creations to his customers at an affordable price.
A handbag in the shape of a hand! In terms of design, a nod to the cursor on a computer screen, ideal for young people for whom the computer has become part and parcel of their daily life. Made from white leather with black leather sides. The design crystallises the pun, which can be made in several languages, i.e., ‘hand tas’, ‘sac à main’, ‘handbag’, a pun that is put into practice here for the first time.
View the video here. (In English)
The handbag sells for EUR 195 and can be delivered to your home within two months.
Buy now, enjoy later!
JBC and Fashionangel are organising a fashion competition with a prize of 15,000 euros at stake along with the production and distribution of the winning designs in JBC stores in Belgium and Luxembourg. Among others, Kristof Buntinx is entering with his new collection of trendy T-shirts. Only recently his 'God save the Queens' T-shirt made it into the news, as a response to the remarks of Bart De Wevers regarding 'rainbow' T-shirts at the Antwerp service counters.
In his designs, the playful treatment of words and language plays a central role. Hence for example his 'James Bont' T-shirt (definitely with a t) where a fur coat is being worn ('bont' being the word for 'fur' in Dutch).
He often deals with the double meaning of the sound of a word: “My name is Bond - James Bont”.
Another example from this series is the 'I love people' T-shirt, whereby 'people' refers to the dialect (that of Limburg) with which Kristof Buntinx grew up and in which the word for 'butterfly' is 'piepel'.
A few T-shirts represent a visual shift: we measure our waistline using a tape measure, which is here printed on the T-shirt.
A jury of professionals will knuckle down to judging the submissions, but your vote also counts. Unveil the double message of the T-shirts and do not forget to vote here. The competition runs until 15 April 2013 inclusive.
Fashion designer Kristof Buntinx' answer to Bart De Wever.
I introduce my T-shirt for civil servants of the city of Antwerp.
Allow 3 days from date of purchase for delivery, inside Belgium.
Click and buy here.
Kristof Buntinx' antwoord aan Bart De Wever.
Voor de ambtenaren van de stad Antwerpen stel ik mijn T-shirt voor.
Sta ons een levertijd toe van 3 dagen vanaf datum aankoop, binnenin België.
La réponse de Kristof Buntinx à Bart De Wever
Je propose mon t-shirt aux fonctionnaires de la ville d’Anvers.
Prévoir un délai de livraison de 3 jours à partir de la date d'achat, en Belgique.
I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I would like to look back on a creative and productive year and extend my wishes in a different way with this truly cheesy over-the-top Christmas video.
Ik wens jou en je geliefden van harte een vrolijk Kerstmis en een prettig eindejaar!
Graag blik ik met jou terug op een creatief en productief jaar. Ik bied je ook op een andere wijze mijn wensen aan met deze "over-the-top" zeemzoete Kerstvideo.
Je vous souhaite, à vous et aux personnes qui vous sont chères, un joyeux Noël et une fin d’année magnifique !
Je suis heureux de pouvoir contempler avec vous une année qui fut créative et productive. Je vous transmets également mes vœux de façon différente, avec cette vidéo de Noël qui est vraiment too much.
Special thanks to JP from Goodwill for the decoration.
My work 'De armen' was auctioned on Saturday 20 October 2012 at Zinnema (Brussels), this for the benefit of the Tuesday afternoon gatherings in the Anker, a community centre in the Begijnhof district, an initiative that is aimed at the poor and lonely pensioners. In the Anker they get a Belgian meal for the price of 5 euros, a nice chat over a cup of coffee and extra attention on occasions such as Christmas, holiday periods etc.
This work starts out from the double meaning of the word “arm”: on the one hand the meaning “not rich”, and on the other hand referring to the part of the body (the word for “poor” in Dutch is “arm”). Watch the video.
On Friday 12 October 2012 a reception took place during the Modo Brussels Parcours 2012 in the Summer Ends boutique (Grote Zavel). My foulards and neckties were on sale at the shop.
Foulards: The concept starts out from the spelling of the word “foulard” -- “fou l’art” ("mad art"), hinting at the madness of art and (with a wink) at myself as an artist. They were produced starting out from a series of drawings from 2007.
Neckties: Here too you can find word play.
Here are a few photos of the vernissage that took place on 31 August in the Antwerp Theo Gallery, where my neckties, scarves and jewellery were shown. A lot of friends and acquaintances dropped in. It was a massive honour for me to be able to exhibit in the renovated gallery run by Patrick Hoet & Wim Somers. Thanks also to Miet Vaes for her support and cooperation.
The event attracted media attention in Nieuwsblad online, Feeling online, etc.
In keeping with tradition, biennially Kortrijk Interieur holds a competition for the clothing of its stewards & hostesses. This year I very enthusiastically presented the designs ‘The inside’. Both designs with the same name involve complete outfits to be worn by both male hosts and female hostesses. They are white, two-part suits with associated shirt or blouse. On the fabric from which the suits are made, a colourful interweaving is printed that refers to the electrical wires that are every bit as colourful and which we usually find on the inside of an interior (in the wall, floor, ceiling), or also to the home automation that is worked into it today. Both with the title (“The inside”) and the design itself (wiring) I explicitly refer to the Biënnale Interieur event in Kortrijk. I also switch ‘inside’ and ‘outside’: the inside comes to be seen on the outside. Nice, in my opinion, but unfortunately enough my designs were not retained.