Welcome to the first issue of '+ONE' magazine, a collaborative project by the seventeen final year students from the Fashion Department of Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The basis for '+ONE' lies in the creative teamwork of emerging young fashion designers and their renowned Belgian counterparts, most of whom are Antwerp Academy graduates. The project is unique in its concept as it is the first time that so many established names join forces with young, up and coming talent on a single project. Contrasting visions and creative cooperation merge in more than one hundred pages of selected material prepared by this group of students during their
last academic year.
This magazine includes their graduation collection combined with garments and accessories from their "partner" designer, as well as thematic chapters
representing their ideas, inspirations and design universe. '+ONE' will be sold during the Antwerp Academy graduation show (15, 16 and 17 June 2006),
an event that attracts every year an enthusiastic crowd of over 6,000 visitors. Furthermore, it will be distributed in fashion stores and
bookshops throughout Europe and officially presented in Paris during the men's fashion week at the beginning of July 2006.