Photograph by Karel Fonteyne.

    The Antwerp Six (L to R: Marina Yee,Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk Van Saene) and Martin Margiela were the first generation of fashion students from the Antwerp Academy to rise to international success in 1986 (date of the picture). Although Martin Margiela was not part of the group in 1986 (breakthrough period), they all studied together in the late 1970ies, graduating in 1980 and 1981. This dynamic period was a time of innovation in music (punk), fashion (glamour versus anti-fashion), and art (direct actions, underground movements), which was absorbed by these youngsters into their creations at the fashion department. What follows are some silhouettes of their early years.

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Photograph by Karel Fonteyne.
The Antwerp Six (L to R: Marina Yee,Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk Van Saene) and Martin Margiela were the first generation of fashion students from the Antwerp Academy to rise to international success in 1986 (date of the picture). Although Martin Margiela was not part of the group in 1986 (breakthrough period), they all studied together in the late 1970ies, graduating in 1980 and 1981. This dynamic period was a time of innovation in music (punk), fashion (glamour versus anti-fashion), and art (direct actions, underground movements), which was absorbed by these youngsters into their creations at the fashion department. What follows are some silhouettes of their early years.