Up till the break of the brand new millennium, enterprise journey has at all times gave the impression to be extra of a burden of business bills and earnings. Antwerp’s fashion epicentre is situated in Nationalestraat and the surrounding streets, together with Lombardenvest and Steenhouwersvest, This is the house of Antwerp’s trend scene. Antwerp owes its repute as a world fashion capital to several designers – together with the Antwerp Six – who graduated from the fashion division of the Royal Academy of High-quality Arts. The retailers of many main designers, together with Dries van Noten, Christian Wijnants, A.F. Vandevorst, Stephan Schneider are located in or round Nationalestraat.