Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium. It has a beautiful historic city center, and is world-renowned for its fashion industry.
Antwerp has grown to become a trendy city, attracting many Flemish and foreign artists, writers, intellectuals, and actors. This is reflected in the city’s many trendy bars and shops. Antwerp is blessed with a wonderful Fashion Academy, which is the place where many famous designers developed their skills, going from Martin Margiela to Haider Ackermann. Antwerp’s city centre can be subdivided into seven different shopping areas, catering to everyone’s tastes. Everything is within walking distance. Antwerp owes its reputation as an international fashion capital to several designers- including the Antwerp Six- who graduated from the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Easy to see why so many leading designers have a shop here. Antwerp’s attitude to fashion is serious without being uptight. The people here just really love fashion and experience it as an extension of their personality.