vrijdag 27 februari 2015
Third year bachelor students of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp are required to present a collection of eight silhouettes by the end of the year. This collection must be based on a preliminary study of an ethnical culture. This study leads to surprising discoveries, which, combined with the student’s own experiences, can give rise to an original collection.
The recreation of a typical costume or dress is seen as a necessary period of contemplation before starting to design a collection. Here, using the ethnical costume and resources as a reference, the patterns, volumes, structures, fabrics accessories, grooming, and decoration, have to be examined and recreated. In the third year a profound reinterpretation of the colours and textures of fabrics, embroideries and accessories are the sources used to design a visionary collection, which is created in the second half of the third year. They show the student’s personality, empathy, technical skills, and creativity — but most of all his or her passion.
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Exhibition runs until 14 June 2015