The Story

Lena Onkelinx is the proud owner of the multibrand concept MAE.

She was born 28 years ago in a very small Belgian village near Leuven. Her parents loved to show her the world by travelling a lot from an early age. She got inspired by different cultures, meeting a lot of creative people, and studying abroad. Fashion has always been her most intense love affair and growing up in this small village, not far from the world fashion capital, Antwerp, got her dreaming of working in the fashion industry. From a young age it was already very clear for her and her surroundings that fashion was the thing she was really good at and loved immensely. She followed fashion classes during the summer, designed her own jewellery and clothing pieces with her mom who was also very creativity-minded. Even though her parents didn’t approve of her following a fashion- oriented study, she was firmly convinced that she would make her way into the fashion industry after finishing her business management/marketing studies. She started her first fashion related job at a German brand right when she finished her master study. After several years of experience as a sales manager, she decided to take the plunge and start her own online store with curated fashion.

"Fashion is my life, being creative and putting my vision and passion into this fashion concept is really more than a dream coming true for me. I feel so grateful to be doing what I love every day and your support really means the world to me. My goal is to dress the modern women with high quality items and a vision for long lasting use – both from a style and sustainability perspective. I encourage women to stay true to who they are and wear clothes that translate their personality."