Royal Academy Antwerp

Royal Academy Antwerp

Antwerp Studios: Brandon Wen

Craft is dead, long live craft. We’ve all heard it before: nowadays, buyers make decisions based on social media following rather than quality, and...

Antwerp Portfolios

Artistic works such as collections of fashion designers are often based on much deeper meanings than the materials they are made of. The garments...

Antwerp Studio: Béla Juttner

Craft is dead, long live craft. We’ve all heard it before: nowadays, buyers make decisions based on social media following rather than quality, and...

Get Semi-Formal with Antwerp grad Maximilian Welsch

My digital encounter with Maximilian Welsch happened over Skype one Friday afternoon in early October. Staring at me through my Mac screen, the recent...

Inside the childhood memories of Antwerp student Julia Ballardt

When she was little, Antwerp student Julia Ballardt used to create her own sacred space with her friends, a place without boundaries, where they...

Antwerp grad Joanna Chlust on filling in the details

“It felt like being a painter standing in front of an empty canvas and I had to make this fierce brushstroke,” muses Joanna Chlust...

Clara Huber means more than pretty colours

Antwerp student Clara Huber took a break from education after her second year, and it might’ve been the best decision yet. After three months...

The politics of glam with Antwerp student Kjell de Meersman

Kjell de Meersman likes things “fast, sharp and shiny.” In June, the 22-year-old Antwerp student presented his third year BA collection based on six...

Balancing hyperstrongness and hyperfragility with Sofie Nieuwborg

To Sofie Nieuwborg, creating is always personal. Her final collection Mastering in Life takes the period of graduation itself as leitmotiv. “In my last...

Behind the pop prints of Antwerp student Quinten Mestdagh

You could hear Quinten Mestdagh’s designs before you could see them. At the graduation show of the Antwerp Academy, his collection was met with...

Meet Your Heroes: Miriam Laubscher

Sometimes it can seem impossible to survive a year of fashion education, let alone making it through an entire BA and MA. How to...

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp – SHOW 2017

The Antwerp Academy might not be the biggest fashion school (this year, the number of MA graduates was just half of CSM or RCA),...