Monthly Archives: February 2013

New home for part of the MoMu Collection

The MoMu Collection − both historic costumes and contemporary fashion − has grown considerably in recent years, to a total of 22,142 pieces in 2012. This remarkable increase illustrates the expanding reputation of our museum and the high regard for the work of the museum in the fashion field. The collection has to date been […]

ELLE Germany loves Abraham!

The upcoming expo ‘Silks & Prints from the Abraham Archive – Couture in Colour’ has captured the attention of our beloved neighbors. German ELLE magazine has mentioned the expo in their March 2013 issue and uses words like ‘genius’ and ‘legendary’ to show their fondness for the Abraham archives. It looks like we are not […]

Christian Wijnants International Woolmark Prize 2013

MoMu is proud that the International Woolmark Prize 2013 went to Christian Wijnants, following in the footsteps op people like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. The award ceremony was presented at an event last Saturday evening during London Fashion Week. The judging panel included oa Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Franca Sozzani […]

‘Les Batailles de Confetti’ in 1905!

While some of us are dressing and parading down the street in the spirit of Carnival, Christin Ho, our library colleague, shares some interesting thoughts on this theme of the year: Carnival in the MoMu-library! Going through our turn-of-of-the-century magazines we noticed the juxtapositions of attitudes towards celebrating Carnival. The collective mix of curiosity and […]

Happy Valentine!

The upcoming expo ‘Silks & Prints from Abraham – Couture in Colour’ not only tells the story of the legendary Swiss Abraham company and that of European couture, art and luxury throughout the 20th century. It also reflects on the person of Gustav Zumsteg (director of Abraham during the 1930s) and how he became a […]

‘BINDINGEN/LINKS’ Exhibition project in the windows of the MoMu Atelier

Antwerp is a melting pot of different cultures. One can see a lot of colours and hear many stories in the streets of Antwerp. But do we know the people we meet in the street? What did they leave behind, what did they bring along? Whatever their reason to come here, the link with their […]

Packing for Paris

The exhibition Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion is now closed! Thanks for everybody who visited the expo! MoMu is excitingly setting up a brand new expo. This means that the mannequin plinths have done their job showcasing the sculptural dresses of Madame Grès. They are set aside to make room for another mind-blowing setting and are […]

Sorry, we’re closed

The MoMu exhibition space will be closed for the public from February 11th until March 12th. We will be back starting from March 13th with the expo ‘Silks & Prints from Abraham – Couture in Colour’.

Look who made it on the cover of Schaufenster!

Schaufenster, the weekend supplement of the Austrian newspaper Die Presse has featured the campaign image of the upcoming expo ‘Silks & Prints from the Abraham Archive – Couture in Colour’ on the cover of their latest issue and included a spread in the magazine. The pictures not only do justice to the Abraham archive, but […]