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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...

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...

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...

Antwerp grad Joanna Chlust on filling in the details

“It felt like being a painter standing in front of an empty canvas and I had to make this fierce brushstroke,” muses Joanna Chlust...

MASTERMINDING MoMu: Director, Kaat Debo on Dries, digital, and how museums...

Kaat Debo is the head of MoMu, that being the deceptively simple shorthand for the Mode Museum in Antwerp. But there's nothing simple about...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...