Category Archives: Behind the scenes

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 […]

Working with the MoMu/UA Study Collection: Traditional German headware

Traditional German headware (ca. 1890) Inventory number: 80289 Materials and techniques: Silk; Cotton; Wool; Cardboard; Metal thread (silver); Metal lamina strips; Glass beads; Stones This hat is a beautiful example of a mixed-material object that can be found in a textile collection. It consists of a metal frame, which was completely deformed, with a silver […]

Game Changers: The Conservation of a Balenciaga Dress

With our newest exhibition Game Changers, MoMu wanted to tell the story of how Balenciaga and the generations after have changed the feminine silhouette from waist-obsessed to free form. To portray this liberating story, MoMu acquired the most astonishing pieces from the Balenciaga archives. But not all of them were in the greatest conditions. Thankfully, our […]

Game Changers: The Scenography

With every exhibition, MoMu takes great pride in the scenography. For the ‘Game Changers’ exhibition, the one and only Bob Verhelst collaborated amazingly with our MoMu team to create a piece of game-changing heaven! All our scenography images are uploaded on our Facebook page!

Human Sanctuary, teaser

For our Game Changers expo, MoMu collaborated with photographer Daniel Sannwald to create a holographic video that puts the human body at the centre stage of Game Changers. In a choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman) and featuring a selection of Balenciaga archive pieces combined with pieces by other designers, it unites masters of the […]

Last touches on Game Changers!

Last touches on this ‘Horn of the Plenty’ AW 2009 – 2010 dress! Game Changers expo opens this Friday!

Study Collection soon available at MoMu!

MoMu will soon launch an exciting new project! We have obtained a fashion and textile study collection with roughly 1000 objects for you to consult! The wide range of items will be made available and hopefully will provide answers to many of your questions regarding patterns, fabrics and techniques. A large part of the study […]

Open doors Fashion Department

#opendoors #antwerpfashion #today #from10until5 #fashioninantwerp A photo posted by David Flamee (@davidflamee) on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:59am PDT The Antwerp Fashion Department is having its open doors today from 10AM until 5PM. Did you ever wonder how the classes looked like and wanted to talk to the students and teachers about the curriculum? Now […]

My favorite things: Isabelle Swengue

In an ongoing series ‘My Favourite Things’ we ask MoMu staff members to choose their favourite object from the current exhibition. Isabelle Swengue, cleaning lady at the MoMu: Jacket in wool with decorative metal chains, sweater with turtle neck in tricot in wool, bustier in knitting and crochet, and skirt made of panels in machine […]

My favorite things: Eric Van De Kerckhove

In an ongoing series ‘My Favourite Things’ we ask MoMu staff members to choose their favourite object from the current exhibition. Eric Van de Kerckhove, guard: Ensemble in silk twill weave with assymetrical coat and wraparound skirt, leather legging, gloves and high leather boots, Ann Demeulemeester, F/W 2012-2013. ‘When I look at this silhouette I […]