(Above image : KNOTORYUS favorite since 2011 - MANON KÜNDIG)
Every year LGF and I have the distinct pleasure of attending the graduation show of the notorious and prestigious Antwerp Fashion Academy (also known as the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) that boasts the great Walter Van Beirendonck as its headmaster. It was a great night and we saw a bunch of talented and promising young designers. You can stream the show live tonight at 8pm CET.
BUT FIRST : CHECK OUT THE KNOTORYUS HIGHLIGHTS!
One of the Historical Costumes / Second Year
Dress : "2D into 3D" - Experiment "MaterialMix" - Laura Lemaître (1st Bachelor)
Rafaella Grasspointer : 1445, The Martyrdom of St Lucy - "Always Never Home"
Flora Seirl : 1911, Emilie Flöge - "Hi! How? Good."
Jens Cuyvers : 1792, The Singer Chenard, as a Sans-Culotte - "Roswell Did Happen"
Benji Wong : 1637, Prince Charles-Louis - "Tender Narrative Of The Rose-Coloured Murders"
Jino Lee : 1633, Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria - "Dawn Escapes"
Joeri Van Campenhout - 1864, Jane Morris by Robert Parsons - "Roaring Coartney"
Marketa Martiskova - 1885, can can (France) - "Protest"
Peter Rudi : 1608, dutch musketeer - "Epic Beeftatoo's BBQ"
THIRD YEAR - ETHNICAL COSTUMES AND COLLECTIONS :
Jezabelle Cormio : Tibet, Khampa Girl - "Award Season"
We LOVED all of Niklaus Hodel's designs.
Haiti, Bounda pa bounda - "Thorazine Is My Homeboy"
This year's BREAKOUT STAR. And I'm so hoping that's his real name!
Devon Halfnight Leflufy : Nigeria, Atam masquerade - "SIX EYE OWL"
Above images : Felix Böhm - Hawai, mahiole "O.M. Resort"
Mattia-Olaf Vanseveren : Alaska, Alevtian parka - "Building a Park"
Alexandra Helminger : Austria, Hochzeitstracht - "Ich, Du, Er, Sie, Es"
Dimitri Arvanitis : Germany, Buttenmandl - "Prince Of Cats"
Maddalena Annunziata : Spain, Traje de vistas de la Alberca - "I Am Maria"
Yong-Soon Kwon : Korea, Han-Bok - "Listen To Me"
Jay-Z's "Public Service Announcement" on full blast and a "Hova" cardi. What else?
Umit Esbulan, Turkey, Asuk ile Masuk - "C.R.E.A.M. - T.E.A.M."
Florian Feder : Austria, Perchten Läufer - "REPERATUR"
Lise Eerens : Mali, Douon Dancer - "Amor/Dolor"
Jack Davey : England, Earl of Rhone -hobby horse- "Doofpotoperatie"
Polina Stepanova : Nigeria, Yoruba Gelede Festival - "World's a Market Place That We Visit- Mask"
Minju caught our eye last year and this collection's even better. Can't wait for 2013!
Minju Kim : South Korea, Buckchung Lion - "Dear, My Friend"
4TH YEAR :
Charlotte Pringels - "Knotwork"
Miquel Boutens - "Painting An Invisible Moon"
Tabitha Osler - "Coal Mine Canary"
Eva Dunis - "The Sacred Cow"
Jon Sofferud - "As Though The Earth Had Opened, And The Skies Split"
Anissa Aouar - "A Super Drunk Hero"
So Takayama - "O+O". Final Year top 3 FOR SURE!
Rey Benedict Pador - "... One More Try ..."
Wali Mohammed Barrech : "For Love"
Marius Janusauskas "Sleeping Beauties"
Manon Kündig - "Bowerbird"
+ KNOTORYUS tradition :
SHOW 12 Soundtrack as literally transcribed from LGF's notes :
Grimes - Genesis
Jacques Brel "Au Suivant"
Planning To Rock
There was a song that I didn't know, but I had to have it on here so I had to google "I'm a Pittsburgh Prostitute" in order to find this gem.
Damn right I'm sharing this with you :
Sharon Needles"412/724 Whore" (headphones required)