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This evening we shoot off new talent into the world to help shape the future of fashion. This year SHOW2016 is accompanied by the release of the Academy’s very first independent publication, called ‘MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL‘. With Academy Director Walter Van Beirendonck at the helm of a team of Belgian fashion icons as contributors, this beautiful 176-page magazine and soon-to-be sold-out collector’s item, is an event in itself.

Master Class - Presenting the Master students' graduate collections by Ronald Stoops

Master Class – Presenting the Master students’ graduate collections by Ronald Stoops

Alongside talks with all 2016 Master students, you’ll find exclusive fashion editorials shot by Ronald Stoops, Pierre Debusschere and Bruna Kazinoti. In a series of singular, deep-delving and inspiring interviews, designer, teacher and Antwerp Six member Dirk Van Saene, punk icon Linder Sterling and internationally renowned antiquarian and curator Axel Vervoordt open up about process, growth, the importance of scalpels, boredom and the fearless exploration of the self. For the very first time, Walter Van Beirendonck and Tony Delcampe of Brussels fashion academy La Cambre sit down together to join forces and make a clear statement against the divisive forces of our time.

The Future Is Now - A selection of some of the Fashion Department's most promising BA students by Pierre Debusschere

The Future Is Now – A selection of some of the Fashion Department’s most promising BA students by Pierre Debusschere

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL will be available at SHOW2016, Copyright Antwerp and carefully selected stores worldwide.

Peace & Love - Uniqlo unites photographer Bruna Kazinoti with the Fashion Department's students and their accessories

Peace & Love – Uniqlo unites photographer Bruna Kazinoti with the Fashion Department’s students and their accessories

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
€15, 176p, available at SHOW2016, Copyright Bookshop Antwerp and carefully selected stores worldwide.

Head of Fashion Department and Editor-in-chief: Walter Van Beirendonck
Art direction & Graphic design: Paul Boudens, Chris Gilis, Livin Mentens
Co-ordination: Maureen De Clercq
Words & interviews: Dominique Nzeyimana @ KNOTORYUS
Contributors: Immi Abraham, Dirk Alexander, Elisabeth Clauss, Rebecca Cuglietta, Pierre Daras, Pierre Debusschere, Inge Grognard, Jorre Janssens, Sander, Bruna Kazinoti, Stefaan Pauwels, Ronald Stoops, Dirk Van Saene
Models: Victor Dumont @ tiad, Aaron Lesta @ amck models, Amandine Renard @ be models, Eline @ ulla models
The masters: Jennifer Dols, Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors, Shone Piupia, Emmanuel A. Ryngaert, Jannike Sommar & Timo Zündorf