Happy BIrthday Dear Academie- some photos from the 4th year students and a few prizes photos from standaard.be/


Pierre Renaux
Pierre Renaux walked away with a lot of prizes but aside from the prize for the 3D shoes, and the award handed out by Kaat Debo for the exhibition at the MoMu, I cannot really tell you what else he won. 

Dear Shaded Viewers,

My iPhone photos last night were useless so I went on the site of http://www.standaard.be/ and pulled a few of my favorites. 

Devon Half Night Le Fluffy 2
Devon Halfnight Leflufy 

 Devon won the jury prize and that was quite an honor considering who was sitting on the jury:

Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene and Walter Van Beirendonck otherwise known as the "Antwerp Six" Suzy Menkes, Ben Reardon, Hirofumi Kurino, Terry & Tricia Jones, Loic Prigent, Kaat Debo, Laetitia Crahay and Anne-Sophie Johansson and B. Akerlund.

Minju Kim (also H & M design award)
Minju Kim she is the most recent H & M prize winner and she won something today but not sure what.

Mattia Vanseveren
Mattia Vanseveren, this collection was very appreciated and won the prize for most promising collection as well as an award for leather and a trip to Andalusia to visit the factories and work with the technicians.

Jezebelle Cormio

Jezebelle Cormio was selected by Ann Demeulmeester to be one of the 3 designers in her exhibition in Brussels.

Ehssan Morshed Sefat
Ehssan Morshed Sefat, this collection won the Ra award

The award handed out by Dries Van Noten went to 3rd year student Raffaela Graspointer for her "Razzle Dazzle Panda Puzzle" collection.

Most outstanding 3rd year student award went to Elena Pugach.

Wim Bruynooghe got the Weekend Knack award and a photo spread in September.

Jack Davey

Jack Davey, along with Pierre Renaux and Jezabelle Cormio were selected to be in the exhibition in Brussels curated by Anne Demeulmeester.

There were other prizes for students in different years but ….you will have to go to www.antwerp-fashion.be site to discover the winners.




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.