The Belgians - You may want to keep this one close to your closet for daily inspiration. Featuring the Antwerp Six (including Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeeulemeester, who released her own retrospective in 2014) and moving on to current stars like Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst, and Raf Simons, this is an encompassing overview of fashion’s astonishing masters of avant-garde, all of whom happened to emerge from Belgium.
The Antwerp 6 were all alumni of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. They were a group of talented, cutting-edge emerging Belgian designers in the summer of 1987 who redefined fashion. All are individually influential today: (L to R) Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene, Marina Yee, Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck and Dirk Bikkembergs. (Martin Margiela often gets mistaken for being part of the Antwerp 6 since he's also Belgian and has a similar design philosophy...)