Dries Van Noten
Ann Demeulemeester
Dirk Van Saene
Walter Van Beirendonck
Marina Yee
Dirk Bikkembergs



Style rides the crest of a New WaveThe names that appear on the judges’ panel read like a Who’s Who of the fashion world – from Paris’ perennial bad boy, Jean–Paul Gaultier and rising Belgian stars Dries Van Noten, to top-notch fashion retailers such as Maria Luisa of Italy and Charivari of New York. This eclectic bunch will converge on Antwerp at the end of the month for the graduate fashion awards of the city’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Heralded by buyers and press as the hotbed of European talent, Antwerp is the blueprint for fashion training today. The rise of previously unknown countries like Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria marks a turning point for the industry. In fashion terms it is known as the North European New Wave and its success amounts to a mix of talent and training. Linda Loppa, fashion director at the Antwerp Academy says: ‘We focus totally on creativity’.
The European, June 4 1993

6+ Antwerp Fashion


Malgosia Bela photographed by Mark Segal for Doingbird #14


Walter Van Beirendonck (1997)

Mode 2001 Landed-Geland, Flanders Fashion Institutecurator walter van beirendonck


Lawrence Weiner x Ann Demeulemeester


Frankie Rayder shot by Zoe Ghertner for Oyster 97.
Dries Van Noten jacket, Neuw shirt.


Ann Demeulemeester Fall Winter 2008 2009 Men from bvba32 on Vimeo.

: Dries Van Noten is a Romantic


Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
by Dapper Dan

“Gentle” may not be the most fashionable adjective in the intense, often harsh fashion world. Dries Van Noten, though is an exception: he, and his clothes, are most definitely gentle. Cacophony is not his thing. The subtle blend of romanticism, exoticism…

(Source: dapperdanmagazine.com)

"I respect men. They know exactly what they like and what they don’t like. But perhaps they should experiment more and make choices with their hearts."

- Ann Demeulemeester

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