Category Archives: Collection

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 […]

60 seconds on the expo: The Vareuse

60 SECONDS ON THE EXPO – This week MoMu director Kaat Debo will tell you more about the vareuse, a garment with a very deep V-neck. The vareuse was one of the most important basic pieces in Margiela’s collection for Hermès #momuantwerp #hermes #mmm Een bericht gedeeld door MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp (@momuantwerp) op […]

New Acquisitions: 15 silhouettes from Dirk Van Saene!

For the exhibition Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia held in MoMu earlier this year Dirk Van Saene selected 15 of his own creations to show in the round space. Shown on turning mannequins they gave a brief but remarkable overview of the oeuvre of one of the famous Antwerp Six,holding all typical characteristics of […]

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 […]