Author Archives: Elisa De Wyngaert

10 days and counting…

10 days and counting…“On a windy night when the moon is bright and my eyes can wander through worlds of light.” Words from Emily Brontë’s poem I’m Happiest When Most Away are arranged across the collar of Veronique Branquinho’s silhouette for A/W 2015. This collection forms the start of a creative love affair with Brontë and […]

11 days and counting!

11 days and counting… To celebrate our almost-15th-birthday we introduce you to an outstanding achievement of Belgian bobbin lace makers. The lace coverlet (King Baudouin Foundation) was probably commissioned for a European royal family around 1750. It would have been used on special occasions, like weddings or births, as in Europe it was the custom […]

12 days and counting!

it’s time for a silhouette by Belgian designer duo A.F.Vandevorst who have now been in business for more than 20 years. In their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, they told the story of an Eastern woman’s trip to the West on her motorbike. This Goth-inspired sari with mirrored embroideries from our MoMu collection subtly blends the East […]

13 days and counting!

On the 3rd day of our stylish countdown, we want to honour British milliner Stephen Jones. Although MoMu’s collection policy focuses mainly on Belgian designers, we are proud to have the largest collection of Stephen Jones outside Great-Britain. Stephen Jones’ refined and whimsical millinery is always exquisitely crafted and is often made of radical and […]

14 days and counting!

It’s almost MoMu’s 15th  birthday and today we wanted to celebrate with Ann Salens. Long before the emergence of the Antwerp Six, Salens was the first avant-garde fashion designer in Belgium. Salens did not study fashion design, and created in a twilight zone between art and fashion: between the worlds of the luxurious and the […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – 15 Years of MoMu -

15 days and counting… On Sunday 27th of August, MoMu is celebrating its 15th Birthday, which means we are toasting to 15 years of groundbreaking fashion exhibitions in Antwerp. To count down in style to our celebration, we will be posting 15 highlights from our extensive and diverse collection. We proudly dedicate the first one […]

New Acquisition: Veronique Branquinho. A Belgian Summertime Story

  Veronique Branquinho’s work plays with duality: Her women come across as both innocent and erotic, playful and severe, mysterious and complex. Belgian designers mainly stem from the North, which means that for them summer collections have a somewhat dual meaning. Belgian summers are characterized by complex alternations of humidity heat waves and gloomy periods […]

New Acquisition: Stephen Jones, MoMu’s favourite (Mad) Hatter

  When Stephen Jones makes hats, he invents complete characters. Jones’ private thrill in building a millinery collection is to gradually develop personalities, tell different stories, and unravel various adventures. Soho or London’s Gilded Gutter forms the theme of his A/W 2016-17 collection that just arrived in the MoMu collection thanks to a long-term loan […]

New Acquisition: Walter Van Beirendonck A/W16-17 jacket

  In WOEST for Autumn/Winter 2016-2017, Walter Van Beirendonck took a stance against increasing intolerance, and communicated a strong message to ‘stop terrorizing our world’! In this look, the leopard print expresses a sense of animalistic aggression. The legs and arms of the expressive tribal figure on the leather jacket are playfully dangling out, suggesting […]

Fashion Framing Photography – An homage to Robert Mapplethorpe by Raf Simons

  American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), founded his eponymous Foundation a few months before his death to protect his legacy, to further promote photography as a full-fledged art form, and to support scientific research into AIDS and HIV. Last year, the foundation contacted Raf Simons with the proposition of a collaboration. Very soon after, Simons […]