Monthly Archives: April 2011

Patchwork at Heritage Day

Patchwork is part of a long tradition. Leftover pieces of cloth were sewn on top of a hole or sign of usage, or used to imitate costly embroidery. During the nineteenth century, patchwork was a passtime for some women and an economical way to make beautifully decorated textiles for others. At the start of the last decade, designers such as Branquinho, Bikkembergs and Willhelm presented mosaic patchwork on the runway.

Maison Martin Margiela do-it-yourself sock sweater

Martin Margiela’s military sock sweater celebrates wartime knitting as the ultimate do-it-yourself clothing project. A step-by-step guide was published in A Magazine.

Thursdayevening at the museums

On April 21st, MoMu invites youngsters aged 16 and up to a cosy knitting corner in the museum.

Sandra Backlund

Swedish designer Sandra Backlund talks about her love for knitwear, her relation to Sweden and the knitwear dress featured in the ‘Unravel’ campaign image.

Unravel symposium

MoMu and Woolmark invite you to join fashion experts, writers and curators to discuss the latest academic research on knitwear, May 5th at the FotoMuseum.

Dirk Van Saene and trompe l’oeil

Two turtle-neck woolen jumpers from Dirk Van Saene’s Autumn/Winter 2008/2009 collections explore the concept of trompe l’oeil, referencing to earlier designs by Elsa Schiaparelli.

Ethnic costumes 2010/2011

Until June 9th, MoMu Gallery presents ethnic costumes by third year students of the Antwerp Fashion Department.

Stephen Jones in Istanbul

Until June 8th, the Vakko Fashion Centre hosts the MoMu exhibition ‘Stephen Jones & The Accent of Fashion’. The retrospective features an added section on Orient influences in the milliners work.