I’m taking a well-deserved break from London adland madness on 14th June (but my Apple laptop is coming with me *wink wink*) and off to Antwerp I go for some fashion immersion. My days are packed – I will be catching Sofia Coppola’s Maria Antoinette because it comes out on the 24th in Belgium and France (no doubt, I’ll be blogging about it tons for those that can’t watch it till Oct!), checking out the Yohji Yamamoto Dreamshop exhibition at MOMU, taking a detour to Rotterdam to see the BLESS retrospective at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and last but not least, watching the Antwerp Hogeschool fashion show 2006. Seems like it’s a bigger budget event this year round with sponsors like Nokia.
Added to the show, I’m looking forward to picking up the first issue of +ONE magazine – a collaboration between 17 final year students at the fashion department of the Royal Academy and their world-renowned Belgium counterparts. It’s the first time that new emerging designers partner up with the big guns of the fashion world so I would be interested to see what the results look like! It will be distributed at the show in June and then launched in bookstores in Europe in July. Here are a few taster images: