Royal Academy Antwerp

Royal Academy Antwerp

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...