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HALEWIJN - THE BRAND

HALEWIJN is a Swedish-based design brand, founded in 2014 by Halewijn Bulckaen. The brand brings you original handcrafted design products with a Scandinavian nature touch. The assortment includes handcrafted jewellery with semi-precious stones & pearl-embroidery, graphic design & photography, woodwork, gemstones & minerals.

 

The brand’s commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all the design products and is part of the brand’s ethos to being a responsible, ethical, honest and modern company. Nature beauty, Arts & Crafts and "quality instead of quantity" are some of the main inspirations. 

 

With an increasing number of customers - in Scandinavia, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Canada and US - HALEWIJN is steadily growing. The atelier and flagship store are located in seaside Karlskrona and all products can be made-to-measure and shipped worldwide.

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BIOGRAPHY

"My dream & goal is to use creativity as a universal language;

a key for positive energy towards others and towards myself"

- Halewijn Bulckaen -

 

 

Belgian/Swedish designer Halewijn Bulckaen is the creative mind behind "HALEWIJN". Born august 14th 1981 in Bruges (Belgium), his journey includes chapters in Belgium, Ecuador, Spain & Sweden. Having lived in those different countries & cultures opened his vision for the beauty of our planet & its many treasures; nature & wildlife, Art & Music, history, touching faces,... Each place brought its own "couleur locale".

 

After having graduated as a student of fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp & Gent (june 2005) he worked during 8 years as a designer for H&M in Stockholm (Sweden). In 2014 he founded the design brand HALEWIJN. Besides his work as a jewellery- & pearl embroidery designer, he also works with assignments within graphic design, illustration, branding, photography & Art teaching.

 

Customers for graphic assignments include amongst others; Elle Belgium, Rabén&Sjögren, H&M, Svenska Kyrkan, Weekend Knack and a wide range of smaller local and international brands.

 

During the past years he was awarded a number of awards within art & design;

- 2017; Blekinge Country Culture Award 2017 (Sweden)

- 2014; Kulturarbetarstipendium Karlskrona Municipality (Sweden)

- 2012; 3rd place finalist "An Pierlé" design competition by Elle Belgium (Belgium)

- 2011; winner "Elle Gala Dress - Carina Berg" design competition (Sweden)

- 2009; winner "Elle Gala Dress - Josepine Bornebusch" design competition (Sweden)

- 2008; winner print design competitions "Ecological Cotton" ed.1, 2 & 3 by H&M (Sweden)

- 2006; winner Legaat Fransiscus Pycke Award (Belgium)

- 2006; finalist Horlait Dapsens Award (Belgium)

- 2002; winner Weekend Knack Award (Belgium)

 

You can find him working at his atelier/store in Karlskrona, and occasionally you can also see his work at different exhibitions and events (such as Konstrundan i Blekinge and other design/art events).

Fashion Projects

- Haute Couture Pearl Embroidered jewelry (SE :: 2017-...)

- World Aids Day charity jewelry collection (SE :: 2017)

- Blekinge Jewelry collection (SE :: 2017-...)

- Embroidery//Jewelry collection "Garden of Eden" (SE :: 2013-2016)

- Contribution to book "Blekingemönster" by Ragnvi Hyllstedt (SE :: 2016)

- Couture collection "Winter is coming"  (SE :: 2014)

- Couture design competition An Pierlé & Elle Belgium (BE :: 2013)

- Concert outfits for Norwegian group "Aukra" (NO :: 2013)

- contribution to "becoming a fashion designer" by Lisa Springsteel (NY :: 2013)

- Elle Gala dress for Carina Berg @ Elle Fashion Awards (SE :: 2012)

- Elle Gala dress for Josephine Bornebusch @ Elle Fashion Awards (SE :: 2010)

- Couture collection “Jules Vernes” (SE :: 2009)

- Costumes for movie “Ghajaana” by Siggy Verelst (BE :: 2005)

- Collection “Wounded Knee” (BE :: 2005)

- Collection “Orient Express” (BE :: 2004)

- Collection “Conquest of Paradise” (BE :: 2003)

- Collection “Vent Sauvage” (BE :: 2002)

- Design project  “Crystal clear”, for Swarovski (BE :: 2002)

 

Participation to Exhibitions & runway shows

- solo-exhibition at Tyringe Bibliotek (SE :: 2017)

- pop-up store by atelier HALEWIJN at fashion event "Fashion på Scandic" (SE :: 2017)

- pop-up store by atelier HALEWIJN at charity event "Woman in Red" (SE :: 2017)

- pop-up store & runway show by atelier HALEWIJN at "Karlskrona Bröllopsmässan" (SE :: 2017)

- exhibition by atelier HALEWIJN at "Karlskrona Porslinmässan" (SE :: 2016)
- participation by atelier HALEWIJN to "Fashion Konserthuset" runway show (SE :: 2016)

- solo-exhibition by atelier HALEWIJN at Ronneby Airport (SE :: 2016)

- exhibition at Kulturcentrum Ronneby, as part of "Konstrundan i Blekinge" (SE :: 2016)

- solo-exhibition at Edestad Kyrka, as part of "Konstrundan i Blekinge" (SE :: 2016)

- exhibition by atelier HALEWIJN at "Karlskrona Bröllopsmässan" (SE :: 2016)

- exhibition by atelier HALEWIJN at "Kalmar Bröllopsmässan" (SE :: 2015)

- art/illustration exhibition “Friends” @ art gallery "Art by Siv", Stockholm (SE :: 2013)

- art/illustration exhibition “Contrapposizione” @ Alden Biesen castle (BE :: 2012)

- crafts exhibition “Utvalt Konsthantverk”Terrenos Vinotek, Stockholm (SE :: 2011)

- Christmas tree design project & exhibition for Crown Princess Victoria’s Children

  FondHovstallet, Stockholm (SE :: 2008)

- exhibition “Stichtingsprijzen 2005” @ De Zaal, Gent (BE :: 2005)

- exhibition  “the ethnic costume” @ the Modenatie, Antwerpen (BE :: 2003)

 

Collaborations

- Jewelry design for AW 2016 lookbook by womenswear brand Miszkomaszko (PL :: 2016)

- Wedding Jewelry design for SS 2016 lookbook by womenswear atelier June&me (SE :: 2016)

 

Illustration Projects

- Concert posters for Karlskrona Symfoniorkester (SE :: 2016-2017)

- postcards & graphic design products for "HALEWIJN" (SE :: 2014-2016)

- Concert posters for Music Masters Karlskrona (SE :: 2014-2016)

- Poster designs for Karlskrona Världsbutiken & Fair Trade (SE :: 2014)

- Poster design for World Aids Day & Svenska Kyrkan (SE :: 2014)

- Poster designs for Svenska Kyrkan Karlskrona & Karlskrona Pride (SE :: 2014)

- Postcard design for "Pippi House Foundation" charity project (Tanzania :: 2013)

- Book cover illustrations for the “Vildhäxa” series part I-VI (by Lene Kaaberbøl), for 

  book publisher Rabén&Sjögren (SE :: 2010-2014)

- Psalm illustrations for Svenska Kyrkan (SE :: 2013)

- Fashion cartoon blog; www.modeltalkfashionflash.com (SE :: 2007-2014)

- Fashion cartoon “Model Talk” for Elle Belgium, monthly contribution (BE :: 2011)

- Website illustration for www.inspirationsskafferiet.com (SE :: 2010)

- Fashion llustrations for H&M catalogue (SE :: 2007)

- Fashion llustrations for Weekend Knack (BE :: 2005)

 

Photography Projects

- Fair Trade product promotion for Världsbutiken Karlskrona (SE :: 2014)

- ongoing photoproject "Fredrikskyrkan Herr- & Gosskör" (SE :: 2014)

- "Explosive Nature" (Santorini, Greece :: 2014)

- "Bali - Now & Then" (Bali, Indonesia :: 2013)

- "Garden of Eden" (Iceland :: 2012)

 

 

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