This fantastic exhibition is open untill 16 February 2014!
The exhibition highlight various aspects of Antwerp fashion education during the first fifty years of its existence: the department's specific curriculum and its education and evaluation methods, the importance of graphic design in fashion, the various generations of students and their careers, the friendship and emergence of the 'Antwerp Six' (Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Walter Van Beirendonck, Marina Yee, Dirk Bikkembergs) and Martin Margiela, and the graduation projects of some of the most noteworthly alumni.
The exhibition shows how diverse the careers of the Academy's alumni are and how this programme has left a mark on the international fashion world.
Next to Antwerp Six stars you can see the work of many influential designers like A.F Vandevorst, Bruno Pieters, Kris van Assche, Jurgi Persoons, Peter Pilotto but also emerging names such as Pierre-Antoine Vettorello, Minju Kim, Niels Peerar, Manon Kündig and many more.
The selected works is inspiring explosion of creativity, innovation and love for fashion.
More info: www.happybirthdaydearacademie.be