Antwerp’s Young Talent


The fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerpen has been supplying the world with creative fashion innovators for decades and so it is always nice to look at the graduate fashion show, which was judged by some of the biggest names in the industry including former graduate Dries van Noten (and the other 5 members of the Antwerp 6), fashion editor Suzy Menkes and Ann-Sofie Johansson, the chief designer at H&M. Online you should check out sketches and collages that the students made for their final collections, which are really inspirational. Here are some of my favorites:

Kristina Kharlashkina — PEACE OF HAPPINESSby Kristina Kharlashkina

Miriam Laubscher — NIGHTINGALEby Miriam Laubscher

Yuki Hashimoto — RAVINE RESORTby Yuki Hashimoto