Many researchers believe the year of issue Demelmeyster Van Noten, baths Beyrendonka, Birkembergsa, Yi and baths Sayena starting point in the history of Belgian fashion, which before the legendary Six actually existed.But the triumphant ascent to the fashion Olympus began, of course, not immediately, but only six years later, when the designers decided to go to London Fashion Week.To do this, they rented a small van, moreover, by the debutants had to pay for all costs associated with the show.Further - history.
conquered the demanding London public with intelligent design concept, Antwerp Six have made their home town of the new fashion capital
.The end of the eighties was a pivotal era when people are fed up with a status clothes, but "wearable" alternative has not yet appeared.Breath of fresh air was only the Japanese avant-garde in the face Kawakubo, and Yamamoto, but their creations are more similar art objects.Belgians also presented a unique, experimental, but the man decorating clothes.
Of course, each of the six members had their own style, its own ideology, its principles and the mass of unrealized projects, but first they had to somehow get along, to find compromises and to seek a uniform style.So it was born a Belgian fashion, it became the hallmarks of layering, asymmetry, disproportionality and active use of black.
As acknowledged by Ann Demeulemeester, uchastinki groups tolerate each other could not, but in order to be seen, tried to stay together.
Antwerp Six today
Currently thriving career only four members of the group: Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter baths Beyrendonka and Dirk Bikembergsa.
Noten Dries baths - comes from a family of textile workers, so he pays special attention to the tissues.Its collections can often see loose dresses and skirts, blazers, soft, plenty of exotic prints and embroidery. Today, journalists like to "burn" in six decomposed Martin Margiela and Joseph Thimister.
Demelmeyster known to the world of fashion as a rebel and an intellectual.Her personal motto - "want to like - is to lose yourself."Important in her clothes - a difficult cut, custom silhouette and texture.Do not hesitate designer and unusual decor.Anne is a kind of fetish ribbon and chain.
Dirk Bikkembergs attract sport-chic and military style.It is quite eccentric, but pays attention to how the clothes sits on the models.
Finally, Walter baths Beyrendonka often referred to as "Belgian Gautier."He works with knits, it uses numerous cinematic allusions and different kind of sense of humor.