Showcase your creations at Café Costume during the MAD Parcours!

Café Costume & MAD Brussels

From November 14th to 16th, Café Costume opens its doors to one designer to display his/her work in the store as part of the MAD Parcours.

Café Costume is looking for a Brussels-based jewelry designer and/or ceramic artist who would like to participate in a weekend exhibition in the store. Do you want to take advantage of the visibility of MAD Parcours and reach the clientele of a well-known, upscale store in Brussels? Café Costume invites you to push the boundaries of bespoke tailoring together, drawing on a rich tradition while embracing contemporary trends.


About Café Costume

Café Costume is an innovative brand that reinvents tailored suits to integrate them into the contemporary urban scene. Founded by Bruno Van Gils, heir to the Van Gils empire, the brand combines tradition, expertise, and modernity. Their concept of "tailoring à la carte" allows customers to personalize every detail of their outfit, from the cut to the fabric, including the buttons and lining, with the assistance of a dedicated tailor.

Café Costume's vision is based on the balance between accessibility and luxury. The name of the brand itself reflects this duality: "Café" evokes coziness, hospitality, and personality, while "Costume" symbolizes tradition, style, and quality. Since its inception, Café Costume has successfully combined craftsmanship with a distinctly contemporary look, making tailored clothing exceptionally affordable.



This call for applications offers you the opportunity to present your work in one of the most bespoke shops in the Dansaert district, located on Léon Lepagestraat, 1000 Brussels. Additionally, it will provide you with the opportunity to be included in the MAD Parcours, an initiative that highlights local designers from the fashion and design sector from November 14th to 16th, 2024.



  • be a jewelry designer and/or ceramic artist
  • be based in Brussels
  • be in line with Café Costume's universe, its clientele, and its products.



Phase 1: Fill out the form and submit your curriculum vitae/portfolio and a moodboard before June 21st (23:59).

Phase 2: A jury will assess the submitted documents from Phase 1 at the end of June to select candidates that align with the products and clientele of Café Costume.

Phase 3: In the event that multiple profiles are selected in Phase 2, the selected candidates will be invited to visit the store and present their collaboration project for a final decision.



Start of the call for applications: Friday, May 24, 2024

Deadline for submitting your application: Friday, June 21, 2024 (23:59)

Announcement of selected candidates in the last week of June.



The jury will consist of:

Anaïs Sandra Carion  Managing Director at MAD Brussels

Baïlo Staumont   International & Business Contact at MAD Brussels

Bruno Van Gils   Owner and Concept/Design Director at Café Costume

Lara Frankl  Purchasing and Planning Manager at Café Costume



Have a question about this call for applications? Contact Baïlo Staumont -


Further calls for applications under the MAD Parcours programme will be launched shortly. Stay tuned, and check our call for applications page regularly.