The Jury for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and a few of the presentations

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I just got back from Antwerp and sitting on the jury for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. The jury consisted of Eric Ubben, Sonja Spee, Juergen Teller, Sandra Backlund, Peter Pilotto & Christopher De Vos, Charlie Porter, Marjolijn Vanslembrouck, Ingo Nahrwold, Takashi Yokoyama, Laurent Folcher and David Roth, and of course your truly.

4th year master student En-Ya Vandenhende with jury member Juergen Teller

I loved En-Ya's clever glasses with clip ons for her "Heritage" collection

Frederick Hornof's "Then was my Neophyte"

Fantastic Man's Charlie Porter with Yusuke Hotchi who won both the Dries Van Noten prize and a job placement with Ann Demeulmeester.

Jury member Sandra Backlund with Sonny Vandevelde, photographer

Niels Peeraer making his presentation to the jury. He walked away with 7 or more prizes for his "Guess Technology Isn't Ready For Pancake Teleportation" collection.

THis morning's deliberation

Jantine Van Peski the winner of the ASVOF Award which is a photo shoot with our man Sonny Vandevelde which will be published on ASVOF…maybe the new site will be up by then…



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.