The Gone Library
Marina Yee

Understanding the Antwerp Six

Understanding the Antwerp Six

Between 1980 and 1981 a group of six designers, educated at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts by Linda Loppa, graduated from school and emerged as one of the most significant fashion collectives in the history of modern design. With the Antwerp 6, Belgium became a fashion capital in its own right. Before then, they had been overshadowed by the leading lights of 20th century fashion: Paris, Tokyo, and Milan. But in the wake of their graduation and the ascendance of the young Martin Margiela, who was not himself part of the group, but might be considered an honorary...