The Fashion department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts held its traditional year-end show on 2 and 3 June. The highly anticipated fashion show is the must-see event where fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals from Belgium and abroad can discover the latest fashion talents. The Antwerp Fashion department is considered one of the most important and influential fashion schools in the world and known for being the breeding ground for fashion talent.
The famous ‘Antwerp Six’ (Walter Van Beirendonck, Dries Van Noten, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Ann Demeulemeester) and Martin Margiela graduated from institute at the beginning of the 1980s. The list continues with Haider Ackermann, Kris Van Assche, Raf Simons, Demna Gvasalia and so on. The 4-hour show that took place at Park Spoor Noord is a spectacular explosion of creativity. The show starts with experimental creations in the first year. Followed by the magical ethnical and historical costumes, promising 2nd year students and 3rd year bachelor collections.
The class of 2017 is the biggest group of Master students to date, 18 designers presented their master collections and undoubtedly some of them will make it in the industry.