Royal Academy Antwerp

Royal Academy Antwerp

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...

Influential Fashion Educators: Linda Loppa

"I am a builder of bridges.” In one of the previous interviews in this series, 1 Granary spoke with Westminster’s fashion course director, Andrew Groves,...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Antwerp Fashion Department: SHOW 2015

Compared to stressed-out cities like London and New York, Antwerp is on a whole different level. When travelling there, one can breathe without feeling...

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...