In the different rooms of the building there were several emerging fashion designers installations, curated by ex-students of the Fashion Academy of Antwerp, who are now teachers in different schools, and who curated the event clustered into one theme: Identity.
Two of the collections to highlight from this edition where Fragrances of a dream. Dreams were the starting point of my collection. I think of them as an honest way of encountering who we are. The contrast between a person laying in bed and the dream scenes playing in the head appealed to me. My collection refers to the vulnerability of the dreamer resulting in a tender image, estranged by influences of the dream" in words of the designer, Silvia Dauwe.
And COC – Church of Chica – , by Tom Van der Borght a colorful collection accompanied with a funny video and an installation where the backlight gave the space a unique atmosphere, a collection made looking for an icon to build a cult around.
Apart from this, the event was enriched with a great program of power-talks where Sarah Mower, Mariette Hoitink , Jamie Anderson, Lapo Cianchi and Bruno Pieters. Talked, discussed and gave their vision about what we love, fashion.