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November 7th     9:17 pm


Paris Collections Backstage Fall 2002, Ann Demeulemeester, V18Photography Nan Goldin
The artist Nan Goldin shot the scene backstage at the Paris collections, finding rare moments of intimacy and chaos.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Paris Collections Backstage Fall 2002, Ann Demeulemeester, V18
Photography Nan Goldin

The artist Nan Goldin shot the scene backstage at the Paris collections, finding rare moments of intimacy and chaos.

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

November 1st     10:40 am


Ann Demeulemeester, V3Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

Ann Demeulemeester, V3
Photography Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

V Best: Five Years of V Magazine by Norman Mailer, Edition 7L

October 23rd     10:13 am


Group photo of the class of 1979 with their historical costumes. The photograph shows Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene and Dirk Bikkembergs, amongst others.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

Group photo of the class of 1979 with their historical costumes. The photograph shows Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee, Dirk Van Saene and Dirk Bikkembergs, amongst others.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

October 11th     11:59 am


JAPAN is also important to this story, because of the intellectual and aesthetic influence that it had on the Six as well as it being the country where they grew into a ‘Belgian’ collective. The success of the Golden Spindle 1983 lead to a repeat of the show during a government trade mission in Osaka, 1984, mostly as entertainment for the diplomat’s wives, as the embassy had forgotten to invite the press. At that moment, they were still the Seven of the Golden Spindle 1983 of Antwerp, and it was their first trip together to the Far East, where they had the opportunity to see some of their fashion idols, like Yohji Yamamoto’s shows at Tokyo Fashion Week. The trip to Japan was a real eye-opener; they had a taste of everything and tried to see every shop, every show possible in their spare time. They visited the atelier of Comme des Garçons, an important moment when they experienced a true culture shock, since everything was so different from what they had seen before (only Marina had been to Japan before). Most importantly, the designers they saw in Japan proved that everything was possible, that you could take fashion in any direction you wanted.

The young designers in a taxi during the first trip to Japan, near Osaka, organised by the ITCB in 1984.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

JAPAN is also important to this story, because of the intellectual and aesthetic influence that it had on the Six as well as it being the country where they grew into a ‘Belgian’ collective. The success of the Golden Spindle 1983 lead to a repeat of the show during a government trade mission in Osaka, 1984, mostly as entertainment for the diplomat’s wives, as the embassy had forgotten to invite the press. At that moment, they were still the Seven of the Golden Spindle 1983 of Antwerp, and it was their first trip together to the Far East, where they had the opportunity to see some of their fashion idols, like Yohji Yamamoto’s shows at Tokyo Fashion Week. The trip to Japan was a real eye-opener; they had a taste of everything and tried to see every shop, every show possible in their spare time. They visited the atelier of Comme des Garçons, an important moment when they experienced a true culture shock, since everything was so different from what they had seen before (only Marina had been to Japan before). Most importantly, the designers they saw in Japan proved that everything was possible, that you could take fashion in any direction you wanted.

The young designers in a taxi during the first trip to Japan, near Osaka, organised by the ITCB in 1984.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

October 11th     11:46 am


Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck getting ready for Adam Ant concert, ca. 1979.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck getting ready for Adam Ant concert, ca. 1979.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

October 11th     11:42 am


Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene and Walter Van Beirendonck getting ready for Adam Ant concert, ca. 1979.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene and Walter Van Beirendonck getting ready for Adam Ant concert, ca. 1979.

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

October 11th     11:33 am


Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester in Florence, ca. 1987

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester in Florence, ca. 1987

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

October 4th     9:59 am


What do we care about Paris?, panel discussion with the young graduates Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten, Marina Yee (not seen) and Walter van Beirendonck (not seen), on the importance of fashion cities, such as Paris and the individual freedom.
Flair, February 1981

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

What do we care about Paris?, panel discussion with the young graduates Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten, Marina Yee (not seen) and Walter van Beirendonck (not seen), on the importance of fashion cities, such as Paris and the individual freedom.

Flair, February 1981

Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers

September 26th     10:35 pm

Ann Demeulemeester, Fall–Winter 2003–2004

Ann Demeulemeester, Fall–Winter 2003–2004

September 26th     10:27 pm

Ann Demeulemeester, Fall–Winter 2004–2005

Ann Demeulemeester, Fall–Winter 2004–2005

September 19th     12:06 am

Faye Wong in a backless top by Ann Demeulemeester, Spring–Summer 1996

Faye Wong in a backless top by Ann Demeulemeester, Spring–Summer 1996

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February 18th     12:22 pm

Winter 1997, Ann DemeulemeesterGap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

Winter 1997, Ann Demeulemeester
Gap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

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February 16th     12:45 am

Winter 1997, Ann DemeulemeesterGap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

Winter 1997, Ann Demeulemeester
Gap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

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February 15th     12:06 pm

Winter 1997, Ann DemeulemeesterGap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

Winter 1997, Ann Demeulemeester
Gap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

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February 8th     10:42 am

Winter 1997, Ann DemeulemeesterGap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

Winter 1997, Ann Demeulemeester
Gap Press Prêt-à-Porter Collections Volume 11

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