Royal Academy Antwerp

Royal Academy Antwerp

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...

The Antwerp Sixteen: Sanan Gasanov

Think Antwerp, and the avant-garde workings of the Antwerp Six come to mind, but the city continues to produce outstanding up-and-coming talents today that...

The Antwerp Sixteen: Rushemy Botter

1. His collection was sparked by a chance encounter with a little boy during a holiday in the Dominican Republic. “I went to the Dominican...

Antwerp Fashion Department SHOW 2016

"There was so much love, you could feel the heart and soul of the students and the faculty in the work," said Simone Rocha...

Game Changers: Post-Couture invents downloadable clothes

Download a file, buy the fabric, cut the pattern, assemble the piece. Is this what shopping will look like in the future? It will...

Marie-Sophie Beinke: sustainability, one sequin at a time

Much can be said about the term sustainability in fashion, but it often does not get a good reputation unless the visuals can speak for themselves....

What Antwerp’s Fashion Students Have Taught Us about Ethnic Costumes

Nine final year fashion students from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, bring together the idea of cultural and tribal influences in modern...

Timo Zündorf: questioning the concept of masculinity in menswear design

Heavily researching male-dominated culture and the idea of what it means to be a 'civilised human being', Timo Zündorf has been digging into a...