Our view on Antwerp & Fashion
In our over 5 years experience of blogging about Antwerp and its fashion scene, we learned a thing or two by observing and meeting people. In every city, fashion lovers and creative people are as diverse as the buildings.
Still, Antwerp has a few extra assets. The first is the Fashion Academy, that helped to develop the talent of many famous designers such as Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Martin Margiela, the duo from AF Vandevost, and far too many others to name. The excellent Academy for Fine Arts, that has been established more than 350 years ago, is another creative heart in our city. Antwerp is exactly the right size for creative people to know each other: we can’t go out to a bar without meeting someone who then turns out to not only be a friend’s friend – but also a talented film director. Antwerp is as cocky as its citizens with its big city mentality on only 200m² (4x smaller than Berlin).
We see Antwerpen Streetstyle as a digital extension of the city’s creative vibe. The street style photography brings you right to the cobbled streets (to quote Derek Blyth, see below) and into the fashionable wardrobe of the people of Antwerp. The guest bloggers are like the friends of friends you meet at the bar. Actually, many friends of our friends have ended up on the blog in the previous couple of years.
Even without Antwerpen Streetstyle we would still be telling everyone we met about all the beautiful sides to Antwerp – our love goes deep.
A selection of features:
• In February 2015 the Park Inn Hotel interviewed us about the reasons why Antwerp is a world fashion capital.
In 2014 we showed a Fashion One team around Antwerp and introduced our favourite shops.
The 500 Hidden Secrets of Antwerp by Derek Blyth. Available via Luster and in most bookstores (in Antwerp).
Glamour Germany, November 2011
Company Magazine, August 2012
• This Is Antwerp, winter 2011-12 (for which we also write)
• Streekkrant, March 2013 (still the sweetest text ever written about us!)