This weekend, we got to witness a piece of fashion history as the biggest group of masters ever graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Antwerp Fashion Department.
I warned our London visitor beforehand: “SHOW2017 won’t be what you are used to seeing during fashion month. This is a full 4(!) hours of looks.”
To be quite honest, even I, who had interviewed all 18 graduating masters for the Magazine (more on where to get your copy soon), was a bit worried about the sheer volume of work we were about to be presented with. But although I have no clue how Walter Van Beirendonck and his team pull it off and at the end I felt like I had been slapped around by the ghosts of couture past, present and future, the quality was high, time flew by and it was a pleasure watching the creations of both bachelors and masters. So a big and heartfelt congratulations to students, teachers, staff and everyone involved.
You can find out more about the 2017 Masters here, but right now, please enjoy this extremely fun “Antwerp Fashion Academy SHOW2017 Soundtrack” featuring most of the music that was played.