Category Archives: Collection

New Acquisition: Les Miniatures Belgitude by Delvaux

Kindly gifted by Delvaux, MoMu has acquired the ‘Les Miniatures Belgitude’ mini bags! Paying tribute to its Belgian roots, Delvaux has designed seven miniature versions of its most iconic handbag ‘the Brillant’. These limited edition one-of-a-kind cheery little ambassadors of Belgitude is an homage to seven cities in Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels, Knokke Le Zoute, Ostende, […]

A TALE OF NOSTALGIA – BRINGING BACK HELMUT LANG

After resigning as creative director of his fashion house in 2005, Helmut Lang turned away from his former profession to focus solely on fine art. His minimalist and deconstructivist work is no longer presented on runways, but represented by galleries dealing in contemporary art. During his career in fashion, Lang kept the art world close […]

1 day and counting!

We are ending our birthday countdown on a musical note (and with extra-long-party-pants) from Martin Margiela’s S/S 2007 collection. On Sunday 27th of August, everyone gets free entrance to the museum, and all our 15-year-old visitors will receive an extra special treat! Tomorrow is also the final day to visit our two exhibitions: ‘Margiela, the […]

2 days and counting!

The back of this brocade jacket from Walter Van Beirendonck’s S/S 2015 collection, entitled ‘Whambam’, shows his use of the catwalk as a platform for strong statements on modern-day society. This collection was inspired by the lack of privacy in our fast-moving world with prints that referred to two entirely different worlds: a dark world […]

3 days and counting!

3 days and counting… Rik Wouters made several portraits of his beloved wife Nel in her famous red-striped dress. During the Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia exhibition, MoMu collaborated with La Maison Victor on a DIY Nel dress designed by Christian Wijnants. The soft, restrained nature of Wijnants’ collections is imbued with an artistic aesthetic. […]

4 days and counting!

In addition to a diverse collection of contemporary Belgian fashion, MoMu also houses an extensive collection of historical clothing. A beautiful example is this 1760s robe à l’anglaise in chintz, a hand-painted cotton fabric that was imported from India and that, in the 18th century, became immensely popular throughout Europe.

5 days and counting

4 days and counting… In addition to a diverse collection of contemporary Belgian fashion, MoMu also houses an extensive collection of historical clothing. A beautiful example is this 1760s robe à l’anglaise in chintz, a hand-painted cotton fabric that was imported from India and that, in the 18th century, became immensely popular throughout Europe.

7 days and counting

7 days and counting… Haider Ackermann does not often emphasize prints, yet in this A/W 2015 collection, Ackermann showed both graphic check patterns and polka dots combined with fitted jackets in metallic tweed bouclé. This silhouette from MoMu’s collection exemplifies Ackermann’s signature intricate cuts and his mastery of colour.

8 days and counting!

8 days and counting… Besides his work in fashion, Dirk Van Saene is also an acclaimed painter and ceramicist. This silk dress (S/S 2016), with the title “I Feel Perfectly Terrible”, is a beautiful example of how Van Saene uses printed reproductions of his paintings on fabric. Portrayed on the dress is Edith “Little Edie” […]

9 days and counting…

9 days and counting… The A/W 2013 collection by Dries Van Noten was inspired by the 1930s dancing duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This resulted in a mix of masculine cuts and materials, embellished with softer touches, including feather embroidery and pearls.