Wim Bruynooghe, born Bruges in 1988, is a Belgian designer and graduate of the Fashion Department of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Encouraged by Belgian press, Bruynooghe AND HIS PARTNER LAUR DILLEN STORMS FOUNDED THE WIM BRUYNOOGHE BRAND, PRESENTING HIS FIRST READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION IN SEPTEMBER 2013.
HE SOON FOUND A PLACE FOR HIMSELF IN THE BELGIAN FASHION LANDSCAPE, WINNING THE KNACK WEEKEND AWARD AND DRAWING THE ATTENTION OF ANNE CHAPELLE, CEO OF BVBA 32, THE MOTHER COMPANY OF ANN DEMEULEMEESTER AND HAIDER ACKERMANN. SHE BECAME HIS MENTOR, SERVING HIM WITH GUIDANCE AND COORDINATING THE BRAND'S SALES ACTIVITIES.
In January 2016, the designer WAS featured on Forbes' '30 Under 30'-list for European entrepreneurs. He WAS selected by the American business magazine as one of the most promising young entrepreneurs of Europe.
Also in 2016, Bruynooghe WAS APPOINTED CREATIVE director of THE NEW BVBA 32 BRAND, UCWHY. WITH A FOCUS ON GENUINELY ETHICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND APPEALING TO YOUNG, OPEN-MINDED SPIRITS, UCWHY GRASPS THE ECLECTIC WAY OF LIVING OF CONTEMPORARY NOMADS.
Distillating sports influences while quoting and homaging the work of the great 20th Century couturiers, the name Wim Bruynooghe has become synonymous with an outspoken sense of elegance.