Photo of the week: He’s in fashion
Models take to the catwalk in end-of-year graduation show at Antwerp’s prestigious fashion academy
Fashion and faith
Kartchev, from Bulgaria, explained to the school's magazine that he took his inspiration from Bulgarian orthodox liturgical clothing mixed with sportswear and other concepts.
“The things sparking my creativity are rarely rooted in fashion,” he said. “I was drawn to backdrops, spaces and shops I’ve visited in Bulgaria and I looked at Bulgarian religious advertising as well. People in Eastern Europe are still hoping for their faith to bring them a better future.”
The fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts has a proud pedigree; it’s where the famed 1980s designers known as the Antwerp Six studied (see sidebar). Its annual graduation show – where fourth-year students display their final creations – attracts thousands of visitors.
Photo: Kristof Van Accom/Belga
Academy’s fashion department is founded
group show in London
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