Royal Academy Antwerp

Royal Academy Antwerp

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...

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),...

Dries van Noten: how to pull off creating 100 shows

“Please get out of that system: I have to do a fashion show, Anna Wintour has to be on the first row, Tim Blanks...

The Antwerp 16: Stefan Kartchev

One of the most striking features of ‘The Fourth Dimension’, a short film by the Polish director Zbigniew Rybczyński, is the way in which...

The Antwerp 16: David Viersen

“I think that fetishism is a broad concept, it’s something you can obsess over,” David Viersen says. “I’m quite obsessive about a lot of...

The Antwerp Sixteen: Eduard Both

1. The most talked about piece from his BA collection was a leather recreation of a plastic Chinese supermarket bag, which epitomised his “making...

The Antwerp Sixteen: Emmanuel A. Ryngaert

Born in Leuven, a city an hour away from Antwerp, Emmanuel Ryngaert pursued a BA at the age of 18, not in fashion but...