Royal Academy Antwerp

Royal Academy Antwerp

Peter Schamaun: Rethinking fashion education expectations

Directors of leading MA Fashion Design courses keep stressing: know who your customer is, and urge students to create elaborately researched mood boards that...

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...

Idealisation of the male: Edoardo Rossi’s menswear journey

“I understand all the different aspects of the business, but it’s not really useful for my collection now. I’m not doing it yet as...

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 Fashion Department graduate Sofie Gaudaen finds adornment in the functional

The final collection of Royal Academy of Arts Fashion department graduate Sofie Gaudaen - "Ainu Stroke", intended for empowering its wearer - is a...

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),...

Joeri van Campenhout’s Mme Bricolage

At the moment, Joeri van Campenhout is finishing his MA Fashion degree at the Royal Academy of Art Antwerp under the tutelage of Walter...

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...

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...

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...

Eran Shanny is Wild at Heart

Royal Academy of Art Antwerp MA Fashion graduate Eran Shanny wasn't exactly planning to study design. It just sort of happened on a whim....

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...