Category Archives: Collection

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: Walter Van Beirendonck – Staphorst

Traditional dress from the Dutch village Staphorst inspired Walter Van Beirendonck’s spring/ summer 2017 collection. The village in the province of Overijssel is widely known for its strongly protestant and introvert community. For the production of the fabrics and some accessories such as buttons Van Beirendonck worked closely together with the local community. The so-called […]

MoMu successfully ended the crowdfunding campaign!

WE DID IT!  In the last few months, MoMu has been busy setting up a crowdfunding project on the platform Goteo and organized an event trying to raise money to conserve Frieda Dauphin-Verhees’ collection. Frieda was a costume design teacher who collected fashion objects for almost her entire life. She has decided to donate a […]

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 […]

Antwerp Fashion in The Hague!

Each year, the Belgian ambassador in The Hagueinvites a province to exhibit works of art in his office. This year, Antwerp is the lucky one to represent its cultural talents in the house of the ambassador and MoMu was more than willing to lend a fashion hand. Inspired by our last exhibition Rik Wouters & […]

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 […]

Helmut Lang & The (a)typical Dress

In 2005, Austrian designer Helmut Lang resigned as creative director of his namesake label to focus on his new career as a fine artist. A few years later, he donated a large volume of his fashion archive to museums worldwide. MoMu was very pleased to welcome this enigmatic evening dress that is at once typical […]