Author Archives: Monica Ho

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s no wonder that the exhibition catalogue of ‘Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia’ is called ‘Lust for Life’. The love and intimicacy between Belgian painter Wouters and his wife and muse Nel Duerinckx is the central theme of the exhibition and the works on show. A lust for love and life runs through the […]

“A Magazine Curated By”, the Research

MoMu’s library collection aims to help those who want to learn more about fashion. Researchers find their way to the library and one of them is Saul Marcadent, a PhD candidate in Fashion design at Iuav University of Venice. Among his research interests, the relations between publishing, fashion and visual culture, with a special focus […]

Margiela. The Hermès Years

  From 31 March 2017 to 27 August 2017, MoMu will open its newest expo Margiela. The Hermès Years! MoMu is displaying Belgian stylist Martin Margiela’s Hermès collections from 1997 to 2003 for the first time. As well as this, the tribute exhibition also explores the relationship during these years between these collections and his own […]

Act! Cut! Play!

ACT! CUT! PLAY! is a new interdisciplinary project that aims to bring the quality of fashion film to the next level by creating a prominent role for the performing arts (theater/dance maker). Three teams based of Dutch and Flemish theatermakers, designers and filmmakers are challenged  to jointly investigate the possibilities and limits of their disciplines within […]

Natan. The Dress – Documentary

In 2016, Belgian fashion house Natan gifted MoMu a couture creation. As a result of this gift, the ModeMuseum has created a film documenting the entire design and manufacturing process of the dress. The film records the various stages of the creative process of the dress: from the early design idea, the first sketch and […]

Natan. The Dress expo until 26 February 2017 at MoMu!

Great news! Due to the success of our Natan. The Dress expo, MoMu has decided to extend the expo until 26th February 2017! The expo has already attract 17.000 visitors since its opening in October! Expect a selection of unique Natan creations and a couture gown that was gifted to MoMu. Natan. The Dress in […]

Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia – Line Drawings

Wouters made several portraits of Nel in her famous dress with the red stripes. One such example is this work, Reading Woman (green book). Due do their limited financial means, Nel owned only a handful of fancy dresses, which she had ordered to be made using bright colours to inspire her husband. These dresses therefore […]

RECOLLECTION – ART & FASHION

It’s no secret that Belgium is proud of its local artists and designers. With an international reputation, Belgium is on the forefront when it comes to artistry. With that being said, Belfius opened its Belfius archives and created a new expo ‘RECOLLECTION – ART & FASHION’ featuring works of Belgian artists such as Rubens, Pourbus, […]

Margiela. The Hermès Years

MoMu excitedly announces its upcoming exhibition Margiela. The Hermès Years that will be on display from 31 March 2017 to 27 August 2017. For the first time, Margiela’s collection from 1997 to 2003 will be displayed. As well as this, the tribute exhibition also explores the relationship during these years between these collections and his […]

MOOI Festival

Art center Villanella and Belgian designer Bruno Pieters have joined forces to find out the future of fashion during the two-day MOOI Festival. All weekend long, MOOI Festival is offering the opportunity to educate the audience about fair fashion. Antwerp is known as sustainable fashion capital but what can designers learn from each other regarding […]