Fashion Department Antwerp part 2

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Here are a few more from the 4th year. I know that I am mising Peter Bertsch and his BioNic collection among others, Check out Sonny’s or for more.

All of the images above belong to the grand prize winner Demna Gvasalia. That’s him in the red t-shirt presenting his collection to the jury. Clearly a torture for him but like he said, the collection speaks for itself.

The contenders:


It is funny, before the show I only had time to visit Mikio Sakabe and Demna Gvasalia and I am happy to say that both of them were important winners. Here is a picture of Mikio when we met, then on Friday after the show and again on Saturday when he was awarded his prize. I posted some images of his clothes from my phone on Friday.


Before the show I had dinner with the jury, the Chairman of the Fashion Department and the instructors. The pure joy of the finale is my favorite moment at school shows. I might add that this is the longest school show that I’ve ever attended. Almost 4 hours and they play to an audience of 2,000 3x during the week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.