Final Year Student at Antwerp Academy wins Minju Kim wins H&M Design Award 2013



Dear Shaded Viewers,

This morning the H & M Design Award 2013 was presented to final year student at Antwerp Academy, Minju Kim. She receives 50,000 EUROS and her pieces from the winning collection will be sold at selected H & M stores.


Maureen Declercq, teacher at the Antwerp Fashion Department: "Minju Kim's use of colour in combination with new studies on coupe and her eye for perfection and finish makes her an excellent student at our Academy. We are very proud that thanks to Minju Kim and H&M this unique 'Antwerp' vision will be spread worldwide. Minju had the opportunity to develop her vision on fashion during her Bachelor year. From her inspiration and artistic graphical drawings she learned to realize a contemporary collection at our school."

Walter Van Beirendonck, head of the Antwerp Fashion Department: "This Award is a great recognition of our individual and very specific way of teaching and for the hard work of Minju Kim in particular, but also for the whole team of teachers and students at the Fashion Department. It is also a fantastic start of 2013, the year that both the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp will celebrate its 350th anniversary and the Fashion Department its 50th anniversary with an exhibition at the MAS and MoMu in Antwerp in September!"




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.