offSHOW 2024

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Flanders DC

Every year a group of alumni of the fashion department of the Antwerp Academy present their installations at offSHOW. For this second edition Alise Anna Dzirniece, Florentina Leitner, REantwerp (with Tim Van Steenbergen) and NONSTOP WORLDWIDE (with Yentsé) were invited to showcase.

    Every year the SHOW of the fashion students of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp is a highlight in the calendar of fashion professionals and enthusiasts from Antwerp, Belgium and abroad.
    During the same period, the public can now visit offSHOW for the second year in a row, where a selected group of alumni of the fashion department will present their installations. For this second edition, Alise Anna Dzirniece, Florentina Leitner, REantwerp (with Tim Van Steenbergen) and NONSTOP WORLDWIDE (with Yentsé) were invited to present in the Office Baroque gallery, in the Bijenkorf building complex. 


    Alise Anna Dzirniece

    From Latvia, from the suburbs of Riga called Jugla, Alise Anna Dzirniece graduated with a Masters degree in Fashion design from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2022.

    Florentina Leitner

    Austrian fashion designer Florentina Leitner started her brand in 2021 after graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2020 and working briefly for Dries Van Noten. 
    Based in Antwerp Florentina takes inspiration from strong female characters, celebrating femininity and dressing up. She is known for her colourful prints, innovative textile combinations, 3D Flowers and statement accessories.

    REantwerp (led by Tim Van Steenbergen)

    At REantwerp we love fashion, but we don’t like the devastating effects of the industry on the planet and its people. We dream of a slower pace, more sustainable products, local anchoring, social connection and more attention to craft and makers. 

    Led by creative director Tim Van Steenbergen we do not compromise on style and quality. We create limited collections from deadstocks and recycled textiles from Belgian designers, labels and fabric manufacturers. 

    In our studio we work with the crafts and stories of refugees under guidance of GATAM asbl. While we offer the refugees recognition and a future in our society, they enrich our wardrobe.

    NONSTOP WORLDWIDE (by Yentsé)

    NONSTOP WORLDWIDE is a new trans-seasonal fashion label for the modern globalist. Founder Yentsé JIN pursued his talent and passion at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and graduated as a fashion masters in 2021. In a world where style is led by social and not by seasons, where trends matters less than attitude, NONSTOP WORLDWIDE was launched to satisfy a craving for fresh culture and fashion newness.

    The label is inspired by UNIVERSALITY, the rapid pace and diversity of fashion from all over the world. Inspired by the future cultures of the world, and made for all of its avant-garde communities, the NONSTOP WORLDWIDE audience is not defined by a demographic but by attitude and a sense of confidence and creativity that can manifest in any age group or community.

    The fashion industry has always existed within a series of codes and conventions - whether that’s colour pairings, gendered rules or seasonal collections. NSWW is here to break the codes - or at least play with them, releasing new designs according to drops and not dates, and embedding them in a fluidity that makes them neither prescriptively male nor female.


    Practical info

    offSHOW 2024 will be open to the public for free:

    • 31.5 → 12:00-18:00
    • 1.6 → 12:00-18:00
    • 2.6 → 12:00-16:00

    Office Baroque Gallery, Everdijstraat 30, Antwerp 


    offSHOW is curated by Brandon Wen and organised by Flanders DC with the support of the City of Antwerp.

    We also thank Monar for hosting the opening event. Monar a dedicated streetwear location in the center of Antwerp with a Tier 0+1 distribution carrying exclusive streetwear brands such as Golf le Fleur, Golf Wang, Arbor, Façon Jacmin, Olaf Hussein, TNO and many more. The store is located in a 16 century school building formerly the resident and atelier of Cornelis floris, city architect dd 1549.

     

    Date

    31 May tot 2 June 2024

    Location

    Office Baroque Gallery
    Everdijstraat 30

    2000 Antwerp, Belgium

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    Organizer

    Flanders DC with The Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts & the City of Antwerp

    Price

    free

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