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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan_Oliver View Post
    I would have thought Bunka would be in tier one, dont disclude it because of it's location!!!

    some pretty amazing designers have come from there;
    Jun Takahashi
    Yohji Yamamoto
    Kenzo takada
    Nigo (bathing ape.....-_-)
    Junya watanabe
    and i was told tatsuro from julius and the designer of viridi anne went there, but cant confirm that...


    also they have exchange programmes with CSM and parsons, tier 1s
    Nigo?!? You got to be kidding...
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    yeah, I regret putting nigo in there.
    I just wanted to build my point

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    would someone be so kind to recommend a continuing ed course/school in nyc for someone who wants to do his own tailoring and possibly patternmaking? or leathercraft/tanning?

    i'm looking for some practical knowledge, not to make a career out of it..

    thanks.

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    I would imagine both Parsons and FIT would have something like this? Pratt, maybe as well? Check their websites.
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    FIT seems to have a lot of CE classes for leatherwork, thanks..

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    Mhm, I would either upgrade LCF or downgrade CSM in these lists. At least for menswear courses, anyway. LCF went through some restructuring and getting new staff, teachers from CSM and RCA, new head of course, etc. So it's much more decent now.

    I am surprised RCA is not mentioned here more often. They have a great reputation.

    But yeah, I would say if one can afford, applying to Antwerp is definitely worthwhile.

    Also be careful of where you want to end up and what kind of style suits you. If you just want to go crazy and hope for the best (in terms of making it), Antwerp and CSM are definitely worth considering, but I've known enough CSM graduates working in shops as sales assistants and managers, because they can't get people to wear their creations, or cannot relate to working in an environment where you have to produce stuff that actually needs to sell. On the other hand, you might get lucky (see Galliano).

    endersgame, LCF has a specialist tailoring course. Also, if you'd apply to any institution in London you would have a chance of getting some practice in Savile Row, and nothing can beat that for tailoring.

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    Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm (www.beckmans.se).
    Beckmans is the home of basically every Swedish designer worth mentioning.

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    How many swedish designers are worth mentioning? I'm not against swedish design per se, but I really dislike the bland trend that's been going around.

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    I guess acne stuff is okay quality but those atacoma wedges are really too much for me, i don't want to be that tall

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    Well, a few if you ask me. Check out Ann-Sofie Back, Sandra Backlund and Anna-Sara Dåvik for example…

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    I am very ambiguous towards the two you first mentioned. the third one I've never heard of.

    in comparison with someone like Rick Owens I don't see how anyone in sweden can come close to the same level of competence and artistic grandiosity. Ann-Sofie Back only makes half arsed boxy/slouchy dresses and knits in black that only fit skinny girls, and sandra backlund has nothing to say about her artistic angle or vision, which in my book just makes her work feel really empty. I would like to like it, but in the end there's no real thought behind it other than "Oh, I don't know, I just a did a little here, and did a little there" so I can't give it anymore credit than for the actual objects. I miss designers with grand point of views. Take Undercovers ss09 presentation with the graces, or jil sander tailoring, rick owens surface treatments.... the dimension in swedish design is SEVERLY lacking. It waters down to mannerism most of the time. Creative processes always end up seeming lazy and unstimulating. Plus I'm missing sharp fits. Most things are too basic/ iffy fitting on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledger View Post
    Does anybody know the best way for a Uk applicant to apply to Antwerp.Snaf told me i missed it last year by a smidge as a result i didnt even look into how the application process worked.

    Also rich if you see this and if your doing it again this year let me know,drop me a text or email or somethings.

    Hello,

    i just registered myself to answer your question.
    I hope there's no language barrier...

    If you're in the UK, and you want to join the exams (july or september), you have to get the application papers, fill them out, and send them -together with a CV and a copy of your ID, and a motivation letter- to Antwerp.

    Then you'll travel to Belgium (visit the Fashion-Show, they'll ask you about it ;) ), and join the exams. You'll have to draw a lot! There are 2 themes on 2 Days, about 10 Drawings/Paintings to make, and one Interview with two People from the Institute.Also you have to leave your Portfolio there, maybe they will take a look at it, maybe not.
    At the end of the second day, they announce who made it, if you made it, you have to fill out some forms, and sign up for a language course, if not, you can ask why you didn't make it, and then you can go home again. That's it!

    Really impressive atmosphere, nice people and a beautiful city

    Lisa.

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    would it be the same for a student from Canada?
    I'm sure that it would be much more tedious

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashlight View Post
    I consider the ability to sew a practical skill that anyone, who have the will and fair equipment, can become good at... meaning that anyone with a sense for design that is devoted enough has a great chance to become a well known designer. Am I right?
    Or do u think that its all in the genes and the great designers were born to be what they are?
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    it's both, of course.
    Ah, I know this is a very old message that Faust already answered but I felt that I wanted to add something too . I believe that with hard work you can get anywhere...but those with talent AND work hard are the only ones who can become legends. I don't believe hard work and devotion is enough to get you to the top. Because some people's genes just give them a natural advantage on top of the hard work they put in. Sure, you'll go far with practical skill...but not the entire distance. This is my view that relates especially to arts, but in life in general as well.

    This talent vs. hard work topic hits me hard every time because of the teachers hammering me back in high school. Sigh

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    /\ agreed.

    Lisa, thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleks View Post
    would it be the same for a student from Canada?
    I'm sure that it would be much more tedious
    http://www.artesis.be/academie/inter...n-students.htm
    It's not that different for a non-EU Member. Check the Infos on the Site, you'll find everything you need.

    Just make sure you have enough time to move to Antwerp and join the Languagecourse, if they want you, and you start acting like a little princess ("oh no, i totally got no time..first i have to find a condo, gotta buy some furniture, ....") they'll kick your ass!.... really bad!


    Glad i can help a little!

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    Project Runway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Tier 1

    Central Saint Martins
    Parsons
    Antwerp Royal Academy

    Tier 2

    Bunka college
    FIT
    RISD
    Vienna Academy of Fine Arts
    London College of Fashion
    ditto!

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