Antwerp Icons


Dries Van Noten in front of the MAS museum, picture: Ronald Stoops.

350 years of Antwerp Academy and 50 year of its Fashion Department celebrated with an open-air exhibition (Belgium)
For the open-air project Antwerp Icons, 12 celebrated Antwerp fashion designers, all alumni of the Fashion Department of the Academy, have each selected one of their most important works. Photographer Ronald Stoops, make-up artist Inge Grognard, and fashion designer Dirk Van Saene present personal interpretations of these garments in a styling with printed bodysuits which refer to the signature of the designers. The large format photos pop up on various locations all over the city.
Discover the Antwerp Icons in Anterp: Ann Demeulemeester (Leopold de Waelplaats/ Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten), Bernhard Willhelm (Astridplein), Dries Van Noten (Hanzestedenplaats/MAS), Dirk Van Saene (Wapper), Dirk Bikkembergs (Theaterplein), Marina Yee (Handschoenmarkt/Kathedraal), A.F. Vandevorst (Bolivarplaats/Justitiepaleis), Veronique Branquinho (De Keyserlei), Walter Van Beirendocnk (Nationalestraat/MoMu), Christian Wijnants (Falconplein), Peter Pilotto (Ernest van Dijckkaai/Voetgangerstunnel), Maison Martin Margiela (Mechelseplein).
Walter Van Beirendonck at the MoMu, picture: Boy Kortekaas.
Bernhard Willhelm at the pedestrian tunnel, picture: Ronald Stoops.
A.F. Vandevorst at the Palace of Justice. Picture: Boy Kortekaas.
Dirk Van Saene at the Wapper, picture: Ronald Stoops.
Dirk Van Saene at the Wapper, picture: Ronald Stoops.