At the second Belgian Fashion Awards three of our fashion alumni received an award.
The Jury Prize was awarded to Martin Margiela, renowned Belgian designer who graduated in 1979. The jury claimed that "the impact Margiela has had on the history of fashion is more evident than ever, as well as on the current fashion world, and the future of fashion."
Glenn Martens was named Designer of the Year, an honour received by Raf Simons last year. Martens worked at Jean Paul Gaultier after graduating, and in 2013 he became the new creative director for the Parisian label Y/Project. The jury called his most recent work for Y/Project a "refreshing look on fashion."
A very recent alumna also received an award. The jury named Federica Di Leo the Most Promising Graduate. According to the jury Di Leo used "her Sicilian roots for a very strong female collection."
Photo: Arnaud Lajeunie for Y/Project - Fall / Winter 2018