Antwerp Show 2012 : Men’s Collections
It’s the end of the collection presentations of the Belgian academies (with the Antwerp Jewellery Graduation Show closing the row) and of Paris Men’s Fashion Week. The perfect moment to have a little second look on the men’s collections created by this year’s Antwerp fashion students.
(Music: Black Rain by Boogie Belgique)
Florian Feder’s collection ‘Reperatur’ (3bach) had strong, architectural lines, which I love, and the knitwear was gorgeous. The modest yet well-thought colour pallette was really my thing and at times the collection made me think of Raf Simons’s work.
On the other hand ‘Painting an invisible moon’, the collection by Miquel Boutens (master), had beautiful light and metalic fabrics and softer lines. The cellist, the capes, the headpieces: it was a wonderful presentation.
Of course these two weren’t the only ones that caught my attention. I guess the video gives a clear look of the creative diversity of the students at the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Being a guy myself, I’m really glad that there’s also a bright future for men’s fashion design.
By the way, you can see that the party already started on the runway itself. I joined them later that night. My friend Paul, at the end of the video, was also one of them.