The Antwerp Fashion ‘Academy’ Presents its New Blood // SHOW2011

published in: Fashion By Yasmine Hottary, 30 June 2011

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Antwerp: June 16, 17 and 18 2011 // The Fashion Department of the Artesis Hogeschool, presents its annual graduation show of its talented students. Undoubtedly a much-expected fashion event as the Academy constitutes the mother of major designers of today’s fashion; Creators who established the unique and mostly radical vision of fashion, known for its unique minimalism and production techniques. The famous alumni of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, namely the ‘Antwerp Six’ (Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, and Marina Wee) set up the basis for a new design era, primarily based upon superior quality materials and non-mass production methods. Today, almost thirty years after their graduation, the academy holds its annual rendezvous’ to celebrate its new breed of exceptionally trained talents who will become the future charioteers of the multi-faceted carriage that is called fashion.

Edmund Ooi Kee Seong, photo © Boy Kortekaas

This year, very promising designers with great potential made the great stars of the night.  Students from all four years showed their work on the runway, for the eyes of multi-background audience comprised of fashion experts and lovers, former students, manufacturers and vendors and of course the professional international jury of the Academy, who judged the contestants’ collections and installations.  Every year the followers of the event ask themselves who of the participants will be the next rising stars. A  choice difficult to be made as the design competency of the participants is most of the times above the median level.  We have included a brief intro for the Seven MASTER collections of Class 2011 so as you become first aware of the names that is more likely to hear often in the future;

Leonneke Derksen, photo © Boy Kortekaas

>>Leonneke Derksen, Master Class Antwerp 2011 << shooting for the SHOW/OFF #4 magazine
Photographer: Madame Peripetie // Styling: Rolf Buck // Hair/Make-up: Julia Heiermann

Leonneke Derksen
Collection: 'Formosa' // Nationality: Dutch // Age: 24
A deformed collection inspired by the work of the Danish photographer Asger Carlsen. The idea behind this collection is based on disproportion.  An elegant play of forms and proportions supported by a natural twist of fabrics and color treatments.

Frederick Hornof, photo © Boy Kortekaas

>>Frederick Hornof, Master Class Antwerp 2011 << shooting for the SHOW/OFF #4 magazine
Photographer: Madame Peripetie // Styling: Rolf Buck // Hair/Make-up: Julia Heiermann

Frederick Hornof
Collection: ‘Then was my Neophyte’ // Nationality: German // Age:  24
A delicate collection inspired by the eccentric characters of the all-time classic movies ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Grey Gardens’. The name of the collection derived from Dylan Thomas poem ‘Then was my Neophyte’, and ties to convey the cynical state that the women of the aristocracy usually fall into. A fusion of sculptural garments and accessories that create almost statue-like silhouette.

Yusuke Hotchi, photo © Catwalkpictures

>>Yusuke Hotchi, Master Class Antwerp 2011 << shooting for the SHOW/OFF #4 magazine
Photographer: Madame Peripetie // Styling: Rolf Buck // Hair/Make-up: Julia Heiermann

Yusuke Hotchi
Collection: ‘Borderless’ // Nationality: Japanese // Age: 27
A combination of Japanese Fashion design with street-style and African art influences. The inspiration for the collection comes from the influences of different cultures. A combination of Japanese influences (kimono patterns and ‘obi’, which means ‘corset’ in Japanese) and a new style of elegant street clothes (biker and denim jackets), together with African details.

Niels Peeraer, photo © Boy Kortekaas

>>Niels Peeraer, Master Class Antwerp 2011 << shooting for the SHOW/OFF #4 magazine
Photographer: Madame Peripetie // Styling: Rolf Buck // Hair/Make-up: Julia Heiermann

Niels Peeraer
Collection : 'Guess technology isn’t ready for pancake teleportation’ // Nationality: Belgian // Age: 22

‘This collection is about a boy who has an imaginary boyfriend. Everyday, he prepares to get married. This, together with the love for his armour, videogames and his mother’s couture jackets makes up his cute wardrobe’ – An ultimate attempt to convey the confused stimuli of ambiguous sexuality.

Niels Peeraer, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Karolina Piech, photo © Catwalkpictures

>>Karolina Piech,, Master Class Antwerp 2011 << shooting for the SHOW/OFF #4 magazine
Photographer: Madame Peripetie // Styling: Rolf Buck // Hair/Make-up: Julia Heiermann

Karolina Piech
Collection: ‘ULTRA’ // Nationality: Polish // Age: 30
"I am inspired by the unlimited expression of emotions by David Lachapelle’s movie ‘RIZE’ and I juxtapose that with suppressed reality in Poland in the period between the 1950s and 1989. That specific aesthetic gave me the idea of different vibrant print developments and original fabric textures."

photo © En-Ya Valdenhende

>>En-Ya Valdenhende, Master Class Antwerp 2011 <<  shooting for the SHOW/OFF #4 magazine
Photographer: Madame Peripetie // Styling: Rolf Buck // Hair/Make-up: Julia Heiermann

En-Ya Valdenhende
Collection : 'HERITAGE' // Nationality: Belgian // Age: 22
The design of shadows. Clothing pieces created upon the effects made when playing with the light and shadows.  Main inspirations of the collection constitute the works of iconic fashion photographers such as Erwin Blumenfeld, Irving Penn and Helmut Newton. The mood of the collection is rather dark and androgynous.

Jantine Van Penski, photo © Boy Kortekaas

>>Jantine Van Penski, Master Class Antwerp 2011 <<  shooting for the SHOW/OFF #4 magazine
Photographer: Madame Peripetie // Styling: Rolf Buck // Hair/Make-up: Julia Heiermann

Jantine Van Penski
Collection: ‘WIRES 10.0’ // Nationality: Dutch // Age: 24
''My inspiration comes from the Art Fabric, a movement in Textile Art in the 1970s that doesn't really exist anymore. Building constructions out of cord and yarn around the body of a fragile and mysterious but powerful woman. I drew my DNA in lines and shapes, embracing the safety of being at home with the darkness outside. This is trans- lasted to time-consuming, hand knotted and refined pieces of cloth.''

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Yatzer's backstage favorites:
Below you will find a selection of
works by talented students who participated in the 2011 SHOW

PHOTO: RONALD STOOPS
PRODUCTION: MAUREEN DE CLERCQ
MODEL & DESIGNER: EDMUND OOI KEE SEONG
GRAPHIC DESIGN: PAUL BOUDENS
SCAN: FOTORAMA

Edmund Ooi Kee Seong, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Edmund Ooi Kee Seong, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Minju Kim, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Minju Kim, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Sol Alonso, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Manon Kundig, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Manon Kundig, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Manon Kundig, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Manon Kundig, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Anna Kaschel, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Niklaus Hodel, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Hyein Seo, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Yong Soon Kwon, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Celine Hogenkamp, photo © Boy Kortekaas

So Takayama, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Anissa Aouar, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Marius Janusauskas, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Marius Janusauskas, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Marius Janusauskas, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Marius Janusauskas, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Matthias Weber, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Wali Mohammed Barrech, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Wali Mohammed Barrech, photo © Boy Kortekaas

Audrey Aboucaya, photo © Boy Kortekaas

1stYear Experimental Costume, photo © Boy Kortekaas

general view, photo © Boy Kortekaas

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And if all the above weren't enough...
Yatzer invites you to have an exclusive look inside the latest SHOW/OFF #4 magazine:

Photography:
Ronald Stoops
Production & styling:
Maureen Declercq
Models:
Edmund Ooir Kee Seong & Benji Wong Zhen Zhen Wang
Production assistant:
Niklaus Hodel
Photographer's assistant:
Tim Lebacq
Thanks to Fotorama
Originally published in Show Off #4 Magazine,
Antwerp Fashion Department, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 2011

Tabitha Osler // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Manon Kündig // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Manon Kündig // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Anissa Aouar // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Claire Michel // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Sol Alonso // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Wali Barrech // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Niklaus Hodel // 3RD year > BACHELOR

Marius Janusauskas // 3RD year > BACHELOR

sources:

Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts

  • friend
    Elle | 2011-06-30 12:09:41

    'obi' actually means a silk belt that gets wind around the waist. It's purpose is not to make you slimmer, but more to hold the large piece of silk, that is actually the kimono. On the back, it's fastened with a large flat bow. Calling it a corset is a bit weird to me... Otherwise an amazing publication! :)

  • friend
    André Amorim | 2011-07-01 03:01:40

    Just an Amazing Article. They are all very good! Congrats for all!

  • friend
    Lilli Curz | 2011-07-01 23:10:41

    Amazing! I can´t stop thinking about it. Music, images... all is the best fashion publication I´ve seen. Congrats!

  • friend
    Michael | 2011-07-01 23:51:32

    LOVE IT ALL SO SO VERY MUCH!

  • friend
    Marie-Anne | 2011-07-12 20:59:40

    This is absolutely not appealing at all. Quite the contrary in my opinion. The only word that comes to my mind is : grotesque. What a waste !

  • friend
    SONIA PARIZZI | 2011-09-04 21:03:22

    INSPIRATIONAL!

  • friend
    Zara po | 2011-09-24 07:53:47

    I love it all!!! Is like a mosters party!! Good show~!

  • friend
    Maciej | 2011-12-07 17:58:39

    Fantastyczne fotografie!!! Inspirujące to jest a do tego ta muzyka REWELACJA!!! :)

  • friend
    Ngila dickson | 2012-11-02 02:36:38

    you are all so impressive -I want to start my career all over again and come and play with you!

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