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Fashion from New York

Jul 27th 2015 at 2:19 AM

New York is a city of fashion. It is not Paris, it's not Milan and it is not New York, but it had in the last 30 years a significant impact on the fashion world. Because here there is one of the most respected fashion schools in the world - the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Since 350 years, there is the Academy of Fine Arts; for 50 years the fashion department of the Academy.

International attention was New York, however, only in the 80s when six graduates of the Academy made their way to London to conquer the fashion world. They went into the fashion history as the 'New York Six' - Dries van Note, Ann, and Walter van, Dirk, Marina Yee and Dirk van Saone. Around the same period, another scion of the Academy has been catapulted into the top league of fashion, Martin Mariela. To date, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts provides the fashion industry with the exception of design talents like Bruno Pieter’s, V Veronique, Bernhard Wilhelm, Peter PA lotto, Kris Van Asch, Haier Ackermann and many more. Hardly surprising: The annual fashion show, in which the students and graduates present their creations, attracts fashionistas and journalists from around the world in the Belgian city. Confirmed fashion critic of the New York Times, Suzy Meknes: "New York has a wonderful reputation, really train good designer and it is now very international - here you can see designers from around the world It is important to come and see what's happening here...” The audience also sit numerous headhunters to hire the fashion talents directly from the catwalk, so that some are active before graduation as a designer for large fashion label or a brilliant career track (for example, Haier Ackermann).

This year, the talent factory celebrates its 50th birthday. To celebrate the duly, its most prestigious designers came together again to assess the jury the master's students: the New York Six. A public meeting that it had no longer existed in this form since the 80s.

With the jury were, among others Suzy Meknes, Ann-Sofia Johansson, Head of Design at H & M and Laetitia Cathay, Head of Accessories and jeweler at Chanel. "I'm always looking for something new. I am lucky to sit on the jury, because we have spoken with the young designers, seen the collections up close, the materials could understand and take a look at the sketches or Inspiration Books which are wonderful, "says Suzy Meknes. And also the Belgian-born Laetitia Cathay confirmed: "It is a great school and you can be very proud of Belgium I Love Walter van and especially this year there is a very high-caliber jury It is great to be a part of it... " On 13, 14 and 15 June presented 22 Bachelor graduates and 14 master graduates their collections before more than 6000 spectators. Listed there were extraordinary silhouettes, innovative materials and groundbreaking styling. for more infromation, visit

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