Alongside the graduation shows of the fashion department of the Artesis University College Antwerp, NU_Fashion #1 opens in the Red Fish Factory in Antwerp. An exhibition, a get-together, a platform for young and more established talents, clustered into one theme: identity.

The idea: the fashion department of the Artesis University College Antwerp counts numerous alumni who themselves teach fashion to young future designers. Anke Loh is professor in Chicago, Marina Yee in Ghent, Ellen Monstrey in Sint-Niklaas, Eric Verdonck and Jurgi Persoons in The Hague, Christoph Broich regularly gives guest lectures to fashion students from Kobe, Patrick De Muynck is head of the design department at Polimoda in Firenze... and so on. We asked teachers from 6 fashion institutes as well as their students for their vision on the theme ‘identity’. To what extent does your origin determine the output of your collection? What’s the difference between East and West in terms of creativity?

photos Sofie Coreynen

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