Since opening in 2009, RA Antwerp has stood as a platform of support for directional fashion and emerging artistic talent in Antwerp, Belgium. The space in the heart of the city comprises of four key components – a fashion retail concept, a bustling café restaurant, an art gallery space and curated bookstore. The sprawling building on the Kloosterstraat is decorated with site-specific installations by local and international artists, which include a thatched-roof cash desk, pumpkin patch and a hidden roof garden.
RA has initiated its presence in Paris since 2010 with a series of exhibitions at a temporary space in the Marais district during women’s and mens prêt-a-porter fashion weeks. Buyers and press have been introduced to their conceptual selection of young, talented designers and artists from Antwerp and around the world, whom they have supported as a platform for their early works, graduation collections and small-scale art projects.
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