ready-to-wear fashion label
Essentiel Antwerp started in 1999 when Inge Onsea and Esfan Eghtessadi launched a colorful T-shirt collection to great success. A year later they opened their first boutique. Four seasons later, Inge & Esfan expanded the collection and the brand grew into a full-fledged fashion label. From then on Essentiel Antwerp went on an unprecedented tour de force that made the label into a Belgian fashion landmark. Today, Essentiel is a ready-to-wear fashion house that is expanding way beyond the Belgian border. Inge now leads the design team with her trademark positive energy, injecting her je ne sais quoi throughout the collections. She travels the world for inspiration, but remains deeply rooted in Antwerp. Esfan meanwhile combines his passionate involvement in product development with his innate business intuition. Following on from the companies domestic success, he is now mainly focused on the international expansion of the brand.