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...
Understanding the Antwerp Six
Time in the Early Work of Martin Margiela
We explore Francesca Granata's academic research on Martin Margiela's early work.
The Origins of Deconstructionism in Modern Fashion
We review the origins of deconstructionism in fashion and its relation to the Japanese designers.