Category Archives: Exhibition

60 Seconds on the Expo: Women central

60 SECONDS ON THE EXPO – This week MoMu director Kaat Debo will tell you more about Margiela’s design philosophy and vision. For Hermès, Margiela developed a vision in which the woman is central, not an ideal image of eternal youth, but a real, natural and mature woman. 60 SECONDS ON THE EXPO – This […]

DIY Margiela Sock Sweater

Margiela created numerous iconic pieces including the infamous sock sweater constructed from military issued socks that reflected his fascination with deconstruction but also celebrates wartime knitting as the ultimate DIY clothing project. A step-by-step guide to making your own Margiela sock sweater was also featured in A Magazine curated by Maison Martin Margiela in June […]

60 Seconds on the Expo: Who is Martin Margiela?

A post shared by MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp (@momuantwerp) on Jun 18, 2017 at 11:26pm PDT Our Margiela, the Hermès years expo tells the story of Martin Margiela who was appointed creative director at Hermès from 1997 to 2003. Alongside his Hermès collections, our expo also explores the relationship during those years between the […]

Olivier Theyskens – She Walks in Beauty

MoMu proudly announces its fall expo Olivier Theykens – She Walks in Beauty starring Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens and his creative evolution of twenty years! The expo focuses on his experience in the fashion business, his craftsmanship and the changing atmospheres of his work through a multitude of silhouettes imbued with the couture spirit. Covering […]

‘Te Gek?!’ at MoMu

  This year’s theme of the heritage day is ‘Care’: it’s a great theme because it speaks to MoMu’s core mission about taking care of cultural heritage, but also taking care of people. In this context, MoMu participated in the exhibition project of ‘Te Gek?!’, an organization which raises awareness about mental illness through cultural […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]