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 THE 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 OPENING A GUERILLA STORE IN ANTWERP IN MARCH 2015. HOUSED IN A MAGNIFICENT OFFICE BLOCK FROM BACK IN THE DAY, THE STORE PAID RESPECT TO SLEEK AND ELEGANT WIM BRUYNOOGHE GENE.
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 UCWHY, A BRAND FOUNDED BY ANNE CHAPELLE, CEO OF BVBA 32.
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.