The Brussels Bike Hundred

100 portraits, stories and bicycles

We’re teaming up with Bike for Brussels to put together a 100-strong selection of local heroes shaping the city each in their own way. From designers and DJs to performers and publishers, these are the creatives riding Brussels forward.

Chloé Momi

Chloé Momi, 1990

Fashion designer

Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.

I’m a fashion designer and seamstress. I first studied art and got into sewing and styling later. After my studies I travelled, taking the time to look around me, which I believe is really important in the fashion industry and life in general. It’s thanks to encountering these different worlds that I was able to build my own clothing universe. After months of work, I finally decided to launch my own collections every year, with the aim to make simple, comfortable yet efficient clothes.

How has Brussels shaped you as an individual as well as your professional activities?

Brussels is an easy-going city and despite the rain, it’s quite bright. It’s a very nice environment to evolve and be creative in. What I like the most about our city is that I can travel quickly and easily to neighbouring countries, and therefore show my creations abroad too.

What do you like the most about Brussels?

I love the adult playground at Bonnevie Park in Molenbeek and chilling at Bourse/Beurs.

I moved to Brussels less than a year ago, so cycling gave me the opportunity to explore the various communes instead of being stuck in a bubble.

Which deciding factors converted you to bicycle use?

Brussels is a vast city so it’s easier to move around when you don’t rely on public transport. Moreover, I moved to Brussels less than a year ago, so cycling gave me the opportunity to explore the various communes instead of being stuck in a bubble.

List three favourite bike routes in Brussels.

  • Avenue du Port/Havenlaan is great for cycling.
  • I like to keep going all the way up to Halle, along the canal. Make sure to stop at the captivating aquarium store.
  • The road going up from Lemonnier to Parvis de Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillisvoorplein is an easy way to get to Forest/Vorst.
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