I just had a chance to review the Graduating designers collections from the 2008 Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp. There were 2 collections that really impressed me for totally opposite reasons.
Glenn Martens graduating collections, entitled April 29, 1983, was hands down the best collection of the show. It was a great illustration of his technique, concept and sophistication. This to me was not a collection of a student but someone who had been working in the industry for years , a great use of fabrics to create extremely original silhouettes. I loved his use of layered sheers and the geometric construction of each garment.
Yu Fukumoto – The Collector
Yu Fukumoto graduating collections, entitled The Collector was a beautifully told “word for word story”. A perfect example of an “A” student. Find a concept and work it out to the “T”. More often than not I have seen literal interpretations of concepts become absolute flops but thsi collection really works for me. I love the simple color palette and the detailing throughout the collection.
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale
May 02 13 @ 11:30 AMFood Book Fair