Anti Fashion; 2012 Directed by Olivier Nicklaus. Produced by Arte France, Lalala Productions.

“In the early 1990s, with the economic crisis, the first Gulf War and the devastation caused by AIDS, fashion reflected the times. It was sombre, desperate and sometimes violent. Clothing underwent deconstruction and recycling, and fashion shows became fashion performances. Fashion would never be the same again.-A riveting tale of interwoven destinies, recreating the feeling of an era, pulsating the energy of an epic novel.
A tale of creativity, money, egos, successes… and falls.”

Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia

Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia

Mr & Mrs J. went to see this exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp.

Thank you Mr & Mrs J. for this visual report it is much appreciated.

“This exhibition is a partnership between MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (kmska) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of painter Rik Wouters in 2016. The exhibition brings together work by Rik Wouters from the KMSKA collection and pieces by contemporary artists and fashion designers.” (read more

Award Fashion Show Lichting 2015

Award Fashion Show Lichting 2015

Lichting 2015 Supported by V&D:
1 fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam
14 BA fashion graduates
1 Winner of €10.000,-
Which is Nikki Duijst, graduated at the KABK (Royal Academy of Arts), The Hague.

More Lichting shows on this blllllog HeRe

Mimi Berlin’s PARTYSNAPS at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam

ArtEZ Fashion Masters Generation #15

ArtEZ Fashion Masters Generation #15. We got an invitation to attend this Generation #15 fashion event, held in an intimate and private setting at Foam & Felix in Amsterdam. The new generation of designers were showing their highly individual views on the future of fashion, in a presentation that provided the opportunity to meet, experience and exchange thoughts with the designers. Continue reading

Rupert von Rom Must-See of the Month: Want-See Galliano

Rüpert von Rom‘s Must-See for this month is more a Want-See: Bring Back Galliano !!

This March it has been three years John Galliano was fired as head designer at Christian Dior. I don’t think I need to explain what happened. We have all seen the clip showing his outburst outside a Parisian cafe. It is an understatement to say: what he did wasn’t OK. But he didn’t kill anyone, did he?
I dare to confess: I miss him like a cut off limb. Fashion hasn’t been the same since he was amputated. Less splendour. We are lacking a designer that takes us to an unimaginable dreamy place of refinement, excessive luxury and wit. There is a vacancy for story teller without boundaries, a visionair.

Christian Dior Haute Couture 2007

The John in the Youtube-clip dishing out anti-semitic comments is clearly a troubled man. The man disagreeing with this is a fool. John Galliano was a black-out drinker and a heavy user of drugs. Fortunately Galliano checked himself into a clinic. He came out well and remains a work in progress. Well done!, I say. Let’s applaud a man that came from the gutter, all apologetic and willing to change and improve. I think we need to acknowledge that fact. It is time for forgiveness and reinstate him back on catwalk. Enough is enough.

It is time to dream again. It is time to bring back Galliano!
Yours, Rüpert von Rom.
vogue gallianoJohn Galliano’s Fantasia, a Tim Walker shoot guest edited by John Galliano and starring his long-time friend Kate Moss. Photo By Tim Walker for Vogue UK December 2013 (via Vogue UK)

Antwerp Icons

Happy Birthday Dear Academie! – 12 renowned designers, all graduates of the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, chose an iconic piece from their archive. The Fashion Museum of Antwerp invited photographer Ronald Stoops, make-up artist Inge Grognard and designer Dirk Van Saene to interpret these garments in a styling with printed bodysuits which refer to the signature of the designers.

Featuring: Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene, Walter Van Beirendonck, Marina Yee, Dirk Bikkembergs, Maison Martin Margiela, Christian Wijnants, Veronique Branquinho, Peter Pilotto, Bernhard Willhelm and A.F. Vandevorst (Photography by Ronald Stoops)

From September 8 2013 till February 16 2014 MoMu will present the exhibition ’50 Years Antwerp Fashion Department’. The exhibition is one of the many projects of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp celebrating its 350th anniversary.