Fashion Graduate #5 Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors

By Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

World top fashion is made in Antwerp. Discover new, wayward design talents. Here's Charlotte's 2016 graduation process at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp: How to Catch a Fish.

"How To Catch a Fish?", the theme drawing (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

“We catch the fish faster than they procreate,” I once read in an article. That made me start contemplating. People always want too much too fast. What can still make you happy? In my case it's the purity and tranquility of nature.

‘How To Catch a Fish?’ may be a new carpe diem.

Study drawings (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Drawing is my most precious activity and it is always the starting point of my design process.

Transparency in clothing basics (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Going back to the basics of clothing, this is one example showing that theme.

Impression of the graduation exhibition (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The graduation expo is open to jury and public. It shows the end result of four years at the academy.

Close-up of dress with trees (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Preparation for the fashion show (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The years of study at the academy are an intense journey during which not only craftmanship but also personality and collaboration can grow.

Dress with flower theme (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

It started with the 'simple' drawing of a flower, a fascination with nature, a personal observation. And study.

Elegant costume with theme accessories (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Great about studying at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts is that it stimulates collaboration with others. It brings different worlds together. It can make possible what I could not have done just on my own.

Models focusing backstage (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The yearly fashion show organised by the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts is a renowned tradition in Antwerp ... and the world.

On the SHOW 2016 catwalk (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The show is the ultimate moment for graduates. The world of fashion is watching Antwerp and its newest design talents.

The fragility of showing your process to the world (2016) by Charlotte De Geyter PittoorsRoyal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

A wealth of opportunities is ahead. All's open. And as of now, the public will be Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors' jury.

Credits: Story

A big thank you goes to Charlotte for her willingness to show her process and thoughts.

Do you want to find out more about the other fashion graduates of 2016? Search for Shone Puipia, Emmanuel A. Ryngaert, Jannike Sommar and Timo Zündorf on Google Arts & Culture.

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