Monthly Archives: October 2013

1920s Fashion The Definitive Sourcebook

The MoMu library just received 3 beautiful books written and edited by Charlotte Fiell and Emmanuelle Dirix: three ‘Definitive Sourcebooks’ on 1920s, 1930s and 1940s fashion. Emmanuelle Dirix is a long-time collaborator, researcher and curator for MoMu and teaches fashion history in London (LCF, CSM) as well as at Antwerp’s fashion department. The three books […]

A tour at the MoMu Archives for Opening Ceremony

This year Opening Ceremony is celebrating all things Belgium and paid an exclusive visit to the the MoMu Archives together with Wim Mertens, curator of the MoMu collection, check out the report here!


We are very proud to be featured in the November issue of Vogue USA! The magazine dedicated an article on young European fashion museum and curators. “Kaat Debo leads the next generation of curators redefining fashion museum worldwide.”

HBDA Scenography & Dolls

50 Years Antwerp Fashion Department Exhibition and Dolls from MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp on Vimeo. Check out this video shot at the opening of the ’50 Years Antwerp Fashion Department’ exhibition and mixed with the custom-made Bonami mannequins.

Bonami for Happy Birthday Dear Academie

The current exhibition Happy Birthday Dear Academie radiates a unique atmosphere, created as well by the custom made ‘mannequin’ dolls exclusively manufactured for the exhibition by the Belgian company BONAMI from Aalter, who are world renowned for their innovative mannequins. By means of four different themes in the exhibition (Arcadia, Nirvana, Desire & Harmony/Protest), gathering […]


During the ASVOFF#6 screenings in Antwerp we asked the audience to cast their vote to their favourite short film! The Antwerp edition public award goes to ‘Monster Love’ by the French singer/actress Soko. The film is a VHS-recorded promo about a hartbroken monster who tries to win the affection of a mermaid, but ends up […]


MOMU3 X BULO by Frederik Heyman and Wout Bosschaert from MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp on Vimeo. For MOMU3 X BULO, MoMu invited visual artist Frederik Heyman to work on the MoMu collection, in a way that transcends the static character of a traditional exhibition. For MOMU3, Heyman creates, in collaboration with graphic artist Wout Bosschaert, […]

Queens of the North Sea

At the start of the 20th century, during the Belle Epoque, Belgium’s seaside town Ostend was at its height as a fashionable European summer destination for the bourgeois families. New fashions were being bought and showed during the social activities, such as the races and golf tournaments, during the summer season. The role of Ostend […]

Diane in our hallway

We are looking forward to ASVOFF#6 ANTWERP! Don’t forget to register for the public screening on October 16th at 7PM at AMUZ, Kammenstraat 81 via (free entrance, but registration is compulsory!)