Event, Exhibition

And the Belgian Fashion Award goes to…

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MoMu supports the first edition of the Belgian Fashion Awards, an initiative by Flanders DC / for Fashion, MAD, Knack Weekend and Le Vif Weekend.
This year’s Award for “Emerging Talent of the Year” went to FAÇON JACMIN; a young label from Brussels and Paris with a unique collection of fluid garments, almost entirely made out of denim. “Façon”, or “manner” in French, stands for an attitude of being dressed.
The label was founded in 2016 by Belgian twins Alexandra Jacmin – who graduated from La Cambre and worked at the design studio of Maison Martin Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier – and her entrepreneur sister Ségolène Jacmin. Together, they praise denim as the everyday canvas for women, as the most personal of all materials and as a powerful symbol of cult and youth. Their use of denim has many characters as it is cut and draped in all kinds of volumes. It can be elegant or casual, soft or tough, shiny or washed-off, solid or fluid, bold or sensitive.
Sourced from Japan, the pieces are constructed in Europe by artisans and local denim specialists. FAÇON JACMIN is the twins’ personal quest for a timeless, durable and empowering wardrobe for women.
In the entrance hall of MoMu, Alexandra and Ségolène Jacmin present their work in an installation in a very personal manner: always on the go in their mobile boutique tracing their paths on French and Belgian territories.

FAÇON JACMIN who will get the opportunity to present their work in an installation in the hallway of MoMu from 5th December 2017 until 7th January 2018!

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Event: We Own This – Streetwear Talk

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Mark 6th December in your agendas and join us for a streetwear talk at the first edition of We Own This at Cafe au Lait!

Streetwear has gone a long way from distancing itself from the fashion industry to now being the inspiration for many designers. In the 70s/80s, streetwear had strong roots in the hiphop, skate and surf culture. It was a way of living, expressing your identity and rebel against the establishment and the fashion industry. Today, streetwear is much more than that. Now more than ever, streetwear labels are popular. The fashion industry is inspired by it and streetwear has crossed over to high end fashion.

But does streetwear still stay true to its roots? How are (young) designers coping with these developments?

MoMu director Kaat Debo, is joining the panel of speakers and will talk about ‘High fashion meets streetwear’! More info

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Dag van de wetenschap / Science day!

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This Sunday is Science Day (Dag van de wetenschap) and at MoMu we have a few things planned!

This year’s theme is all about textile painting! Discover a few painted garments from our MoMu collection and the stories behind them at MoMu. Furthermore, MoMu has made a documentary which will be on view at our library! In addition, anyone can join us for an exciting workshop where we will decorate our MoMu bag with paint!

More info

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Time lapses Olivier Theyskens – She walks in beauty

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In just six weeks, MoMu translated the vision of Olivier Theyskens into a dark mysterious universe that tells the story of Olivier’s career. When building up the Olivier Theyskens – She walks in beauty expo, we set up a security camera in the exhibition space, allowing you to follow every single step of the progress in the scenography of the exhibition

With the help of Levis, MoMu managed to transform the former bright orange area in a well-thought out black and white maze. With just a splash of paint, our exhibition area looks fresh, new, unrecognizable and definitely worth the visit.

Curious to see how the expo came to life? Check out the time lapses below:

 

 

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Q&A with Olivier Theyskens!

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On October 12th MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp opened its exhibition Olivier Theyskens – She walks in beauty. The exhibition takes you on a journey with one of the most fascinating Belgian designers: Olivier Theyskens. The show explores his creative evolution of twenty years in the fashion business, his craftsmanship and the changing atmospheres of his work through a multitude of silhouettes imbued with the couture spirit.

On the occasion of this exhibition Olivier Theyskens goes in conversation with Lydia Kamitsis and the audience on Tuesday November 14th in MAD (Brussels Fashion and Design Platform) on his parcours: from the dark romantic side of his early designs which brought him world fame, to the new vision of couture he instilled at Rochas, his mastering of textiles and cut at Nina Ricci, his American adventure with Theyskens’ Theory and the re-launch of his own brand Olivier Theyskens. After the Q&A, Olivier Theyskens will sign the exhibition’s catalogue, published by Lannoo.

More info & tickets here.

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MoMu Gallery: MoMu Award 2017 winner Sanan Gasanov presents his MA collection!

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Each year MoMu awards a prize to one of the graduating Master students of the Antwerp Fashion Department who will showcase their designs at the MoMu Gallery. The recipient of this year’s MoMu Award is Sanan Gasanov presenting his collection GRAND_MA – GRANDMA.

The silhouettes on display show both Gasanov’s admiration for the Grand Masters of Couture as well as the exploration of his own family heritage. Inspired by the fashion and home creations of his grandmother, he created a beautiful contemporary fashion collection full of typical ‘granny’ references like lace coverlets, table and pillow covers or porcelain cups. The pieces in the exhibition, accompanied by original drawings and sketches to give a complete overview of the creative process, become presented in a space entirely wrapped in plastic foil: frozen in time just like old memories.

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On the occasion of the exhibition opening, MoMu is very happy to announce the MoMu Award 2017 + 10. Like Sanan Gasanov, MoMu looks back on parts of his own history: the history of the MoMu Award. 10 years, 10 Master students, 10 collections brought together in a series of online exhibits on the platform Google Arts & Culture.

The virtual exhibitions show the stories behind the awarded collections by presenting text and image material like photographs and pictures of the fashion show as well as drawings, sketches and the different inspiration sources. The overview of the MoMu Award displays a series of unique and multifarious creations, all demonstrating originality, a strong visual language and craftsmanship, as an impressive starting point of the students career and an important, long-standing part of MoMu’s own past.

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#DAGVANDEBELGISCHEMODE

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Op vrijdag 20 oktober is het Dag Van De Belgische Mode en MoMu viert mee! Online fashion-, beauty- & lifestylemagazine Belmodo roept iedereen op om zijn liefde voor Belgische mode te delen. Die dag zal het via sociale media helemaal in teken staan van de hashtag #dagvandebelgischemode.
Gekleed in jouw favoriete Belgische modelabel en/of ontwerpers-outfit, kan je vrijdag gratis onze tentoonstelling bezoeken van de Belgische ontwerper Olivier Theyskens!
“MoMu verzamelt, onderzoekt en presenteert al jaren met veel passie de unieke creaties van Belgische ontwerpers. De #dagvandebelgischemode ondersteunen wij op vrijdag 20 oktober 2017 met gratis toegang voor iedereen die een Belgisch kledingstuk aanheeft”, zegt MoMu-curator Elisa De Wyngaert. In de nieuwe tentoonstelling ontdek je het duistere en romantische universum van de Belgische ontwerper Olivier Theyskens. Van dinsdag 17 tot en met vrijdag 20 oktober 2017 worden ook andere Belgische modelabels extra in de verf gezet met verrassend beeldmateriaal op de MoMu Wall aan de ingang van het museum.”

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Q&A with Walter Van Beirendonck at MoMu!

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Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Join us for a Q&A with Walter Van Beirendonck! As the curator of the expo POWERMASK – The Power of Masks at the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, Walter Van Beirendonck will be interviewed by our MoMu director Kaat Debo where he will tell the audience more about this fascination for masks on October 27th. After the talk Walter will sign the catalogue of the expo edited by Marked / Uitgeverij Lannoo at Copyright Bookshop!

Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn

 

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Details in the Olivier Theyskens – She walks in beauty

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For Olivier Theyskens – She walks in beauty, MoMu joined forces with Glenn Sestig Architects who conceptualized the set design from scratch. Bernard Tournemenne from the Glenn Sestig team has been involved with Olivier Theyskens’ catwalk shows since  1997, so the exhibition is a beautiful celebration of the twenty years of collaboration between Olivier Theyskens and Glenn Sestig Architects.

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Throughout the exhibition, you will find panels made out of enamel which is a cast iron panel baked repeatedly in 800 degrees Celsius. These panels were crafted by Emaillerie Belge, the last remaining enamel producing company in Benelux today. It was Olivier’s desire for MoMu to cover his entire story: the panels narrate his career like a ribbon swirling through the exhibition. They contain his sketches, images and literary quotes who accompany the atmosphere of his work.

Along with the panels, MoMu has also collaborated with Van Den Weghe, a high-end natural stone company. Details of the silhouettes are carved into the stones, adding an extra touch to our expo. After all, it’s all in the details.

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The wigs of Olivier Theyskens – She walks in beauty

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With the opening of our Olivier Theyskens – She walks in beauty expo right around the corner, our MoMu team is now busy dressing all the mannequins and placing them in right spot in the exhibition.

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The mannequins, however, are given something extra: wigs. Gino Beeckman, hair and make-up artist, has an immense archive of natural haired wigs. For our exhibition that contains more than 100 silhouettes, Gino has collaborated with MoMu and Olivier Theyskens, giving all the Bonaveri mannequins a unique haircut.

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