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…

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Uncovering the 2008 Graduation Talent of Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerpen


Glenn Martens – April 29th, 1983

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.

Ani Tzenkova

Bulgarian born, Los Angeles raised – Ani is the Mini Boss of TrendLand. Having worked as fashion designer, stylist, art director and producer, she fuses all her budding experience into TrendLand’s creative platform and tries to stay on top of Frenchies grammar as much as possible.