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Natan History

Avenue Louise 158, 1930
Birth of the Natan House

Creation of the Couture House Paul Natan.

Edouard Vermeulen Anno 1962

Edouard Vermeulen is born in Ypres on March 4, 1957. He graduates as an interior designer from Saint-Luc college, which introduces him to the world of volumes and materials.

Avenue Louise 158 Avenue Louise 158
Avenue Louise 158

In his search for a gallery to display his first discoveries, Edouard Vermeulen rents a space in the Couture House Paul Natan, Avenue Louise. A few years later, he takes over the House under the new name NATAN.

Queen Paola and Edouard Vermeulen
First Runway Show

NATAN's first show, with Princess Paola as one of the guests.

Edouard Vermeulen has been dressing members of royal families for years, including the Royal Family of Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Luxembourg.

Natan Brussels
First ready-to-wear store in Brussels

Opening of the NATAN ready-to-wear store in Brussels, Belgium.

Ready To Wear

Creation of ready-to-wear lines for distribution.

Queen Mathilde Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress Queen Mathilde of Belgium

Edouard Vermeulen designs the wedding dress of Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

Defile 30 ans Paris30
Natan 30 Years

To celebrate our 30 year anniversary, we organized a fashion show in Paris in the Belgian embassy. 

Natan Arsenal
Arsenal Showroom

Opening of the Arsenal showroom.

Natan Amsterdam Natan Amsterdam
Amsterdam Store

Inauguration of the NATAN boutique in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Natan Collective I
Natan Collective

Launch of NATAN Collective. A project allowing NATAN to support young Belgian talent by giving them the opportunity to present their work enhanced by the knowhow and name of NATAN. 

Baron Edouard Vermeulen

Edouard Vermeulen is awarded the noble title of "baron" for his services rendered to Belgium.

Atelier II
Atelier II

Inauguration of Atelier II at Place Brugmann in Brussels, Belgium. This atelier is created to honor the craft of tailoring by giving customers insights into the process behind the creation of a NATAN piece.

Amsterdam Fashion Week
First runway show in The Netherlands

Natan participated for the first time at Amsterdam Fashion Week.

Natan Paris Natan Paris

Opening of a store in Paris, Rue des Saints-Pères

Salon Couture
Salon Couture 2
Opening Salon Couture Knokke
Le Bon Marche
Pop Up Le Bon Marche Natan
Natan Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

The Belgian fashion house Natan and the cosmetic brand Sisley came together in the very heart of the Parisian department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, combining their expertise and shared love for beauty and quality in a “Pop-Up” space.

This partnership consolidated the elegance, expertise and femininity held dear by these two family companies, that share values passed down through generations: concern for the environment, expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, art and design.

Palais de la Légion d'honneur
Celebrating 40 years of Maison Natan.

To celebrate our 40 year anniversary, we organized a fashion show in Paris at Palais de la Légion d'honneur. 

Expo Natan
Expo Natan

The photos are eloquent, the words inspiring, but to truly grasp the breadth of the House’s talents, nothing can replace art and material. To mark the fortieth anniversary, in collaboration with the Fashion Museum of the City of Brussels, we organized a sensational exhibition of 30 unique Haute Couture dresses at Espace Vanderborght.

natan boek
The book

Elegant, timeless, sophisticated, Belgian. All adjectives that precede the term Natan. Our signature style continued to evolve, characterized by a consistent thread of elegance, timelessness, and an architectural sensibility.

However, Monsieur Natan does not perceive himself as a typical creator or designer. He prefers not to align with the world
of fleeting trends, ever-changing colours, passing fads, and the rapidly evolving click culture. Instead, he finds his place within the realm of couture, a world of opulent fabrics, shimmering satins, feathers, and bold design choices.
It’s a world where the dream of radiating like a star, even for just one day or evening, can come true. This dream was vividly realised in Paris when Natan presented his couture collection, marking a moment of glory where craftsmanship, luxury, and aesthetics converged seamlessly.