The Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts didn’t disappoint this year with stunning up-and-coming designs. A unique mélange of instruments, architecture and geometry-inspired couture pleasantly surprised the jury.
Every piece shows attention to detail and has a futuristic twist to it. A perfect example is Sena Yoon’ menswear that has hoods covering the entire face of the models, creating a sci-fi mask. Another example is Alexandra Verschueren’s ‘Paper Cut’ poncho.
The gallery above includes designers such as Six Lee, Karisia Paponi, Tugce Özocak and Emilie Pirlot. The jury included Olivier Theyskens, Suzy Menkes, Henrik Vibskov, Mark Eley, Junsuke Yamasaki, and head of the department Walter Van Beirendonck.