The fierce contrasts were an extravagant re-vision of the opposing dialogues that often define Van Noten’s work.
Two documentaries offer contradictory viewpoints on the notoriously secretive designer, raising questions on where the truth lies.
As talk turns towards a future of consumer-facing fashion shows, we look back on the 1989 Martin Margiela presentation, which set a new paradigm for the fashion show as a public spectacle, in an oral history with contributions from Margiela’s closest collaborators and biggest supporters of the time, courtesy of The Gentlewoman.
Eugene Rabkin reports from the celebrations held to mark the 350th anniversary of Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the 50th anniversary of its storied fashion department.
"The 'Antwerp Six' heralded the breakthrough of Belgian fashion when they brought their distinctly anarchist vision to London Fashion Week in 1986.