Monthly Archives: November 2014

Christian Wijnants

Designer Christian Wijnants graduated from the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in 2000 and went on to establish his own label in 2003. He is part of a younger generation of Belgian designers known for its sophisticated use of materials, for which he often receives awards, such as in 2013 […]

Floralia at MoMu Now

Flower patterns are one of the most classic and popular patterns in the world of fashion: the romantic ideal of the ‘femme fleur’ (the women-as-flower), often encountered in the art world as well, is a favourite subject among many couturiers and contemporary designers. Christian Dior’s rose garden in Granville, Normandy became part of the house’s […]

My favorite things: Isabelle Swengue

In an ongoing series ‘My Favourite Things’ we ask MoMu staff members to choose their favourite object from the current exhibition. Isabelle Swengue, cleaning lady at the MoMu: Jacket in wool with decorative metal chains, sweater with turtle neck in tricot in wool, bustier in knitting and crochet, and skirt made of panels in machine […]

2nd Workshop recognizing lace techniques

The 18th of October, Frieda Sorber, curator historical collection gave a workshop about the identification of lace. The participants had the opportunity to take a look at different kinds of lace from the MoMu study collection. After introduction about how handling and storing lace, attendants, were made aware of the different structures and European lace […]

Dior and Rochas: contemporary interpretations of gala wear

Traditionally, gala or evening wear is the domain of haute couture – custommade designer clothing often worn by royals, actresses and other celebrities for festive occasions. Eveningwear is usually associated with long clothes. The four silhouettes at the opening of the MoMu Now exhibition are contemporary interpretations of gala wear: they are from the prêt-à-porter […]

Covercraft by A Magazine Curated by until January 4th at the MoMu entrance hall

MoMu is proud to welcome COVERCRAFT, a temporary installation (until Jan 4, 2015) by A Magazine Curated by in the entrance hall of the museum. The installation COVERCRAFT spans over a decade of independent publishing in partnership with some of the most avant- garde and exciting names in fashion design today. A Magazine Curated By […]

My favorite things: Eric Van De Kerckhove

In an ongoing series ‘My Favourite Things’ we ask MoMu staff members to choose their favourite object from the current exhibition. Eric Van de Kerckhove, guard: Ensemble in silk twill weave with assymetrical coat and wraparound skirt, leather legging, gloves and high leather boots, Ann Demeulemeester, F/W 2012-2013. ‘When I look at this silhouette I […]

ASVOFF#7 in Antwerp December 2nd & 3rd

After last years’ successful 1st edition, ASVOFF will again come to Antwerp this year. The film festival regarding fashion, an initiative by the international fashion icon Diane Pernet, will take place on December 2nd and 3rd in the St. Augustine Church in Antwerp. Founded in 2008 by the internationally acclaimed fashion critic and video journalist […]

My favorite things: Christel Dierckx

In an ongoing series ‘My Favourite Things’ we ask MoMu staff members to choose their favourite object from the current exhibition. Christel Dierckx, guard: Ensemble in silk and tulle decorated with flocked stripes and floral patterns, with two waistcoats, trousers, silk tricot sleeves, and a pair of open chamois boots, Ann Demeulemeester, S/S 2014. ‘This […]

Class of 2014: Historical Costume at MoMu Gallery

Until the 4th of January, you can enjoy the historical costumes made by the talented students of the 2nd year of the Antwerp Fashion Department in our MoMu Gallery (free entrance). These costumes were also part of SHOW14. From the rich history of fashion and dress, each 2BA student has to choose a historical figure […]