Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp-the brunch and the awards

The awards show2012 royal academy of antwerp

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Many awards were given, the two most celebrated designers in the Fourth Year were Manon Kundig and Marius Janusauskas. I was torn between the two for the ASVOF award of a photo shoot by Sonny Vandevelde  for ASVOF but since I thought he'd prefer shooting a women's collection, the decision was made to give the "Sleeping Beauties" collection by Marius Janusauskas the award. At any rate, they were totally different and deserved the recognition that they received.

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Sonny Vandevelde and David Flamee – SKETCH

Kristopher Arden Hauser will file the full show report later.

Sonny just arrived today from Sydney and my friend Michael James O'Brien just arrived from Beijing where he had his exhibition at JOYCE Bejing. We all decided to return to RA for lunch before I headed for the train.

2 surfers at RA
2 surfer dudes at RA

Michael James O'Brien



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.