A few years ago Marga Weimans (1970) became the first Dutchwoman to graduate from the prestigious Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten te Antwerpen). She won an important international award with her graduation collection, which created a fashion statement for the modern, black woman - strong and dynamic.
The Groninger Museum showed her collection Debut, her first ever collection to be shown in Paris, in the spring of 2008. With this collection Weimans strived to create ‘sublime beauty’: breathtaking beauty bordering on extravagance and decadence, even on death and decay. Some of the pieces are so monumental that they incline towards architecture.