Event

ASVOFF#7 ANTWERP PUBLIC VOTE GOES TO THE SOUND OF COS

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During the ASVOFF#7 screenings in Antwerp we asked the audience to cast their vote to their favourite fashion short film! The Antwerp edition public award goes to ‚The Sound of COS’ by Lenert & Sander (UK).

ASVOFF7 BEST SOUND DESIGN AWARD – “THE SOUND OF COS” FOR COS BY LERNERT AND SANDER from Diane Pernet's ASVOFF on Vimeo.

2nd runner up is ‚The Voice Thief’ by Adan Jodorowsky (France), followed by ‚Mono’ by Dodi Espinosa (Belgium)!

The Voice Thief – Teaser from KNIGHTWORKS on Vimeo.

“MONO” BY DODI ESPINOSA from Diane Pernet's ASVOFF on Vimeo.

Thank you Diane Pernet and Jason Last for the great selection of fashion shorts this year! Big thanks to Oscar And The Wolf and School Is Cool for the musical intermezzo and of course thanks to everyone who joined us at the screenings! Check out the pictures of the festival here!

Exhibition

Christian Wijnants

Silhouette by Christian Wijnants at the MoMu Now expo, (c) MoMu, photo: Boy Kortekaas

Silhouette by Christian Wijnants at the MoMu Now expo, (c) MoMu, photo: Boy Kortekaas

Designer Christian Wijnants graduated from the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in 2000 and went on to establish his own label in 2003. He is part of a younger generation of Belgian designers known for its sophisticated use of materials, for which he often receives awards, such as in 2013 with the International Woolmark Prize.

MoMu collects silhouettes of this young vanguard of Belgian designers and chose this silhouette for the MoMu Now expo for its exceptional sculptural materials and quilted fabrics reminiscent of 18th-century indoor garments.

Exhibition

Floralia at MoMu Now

Coat with hood in manmade fi bre with zip fastener and rayon dress printed with flower patterns, predominantly roses, Jil Sander by Raf Simons, S/S 2011, (c) MoMu Photo: Boy Kortekaas

Coat with hood in manmade fi bre with zip fastener and rayon dress printed with flower patterns, predominantly roses, Jil Sander by Raf Simons, S/S 2011, (c) MoMu Photo: Boy Kortekaas

Flower patterns are one of the most classic and popular patterns in the world of fashion: the romantic ideal of the ‘femme fleur’ (the women-as-flower), often encountered in the art world as well, is a favourite subject among many couturiers and contemporary designers. Christian Dior’s rose garden in Granville, Normandy became part of the house’s regular designs and patterns.

Ensemble with blouse and skirt in printed cotton, partly painted with tie-dye technique, the skirt decorated with appliqué felt flowers, Bernhard Willhelm S/S 2008, (c) MoMu, Photo: Boy Kortekaas

Ensemble with blouse and skirt in printed cotton, partly painted with tie-dye technique, the skirt decorated with appliqué felt flowers, Bernhard Willhelm S/S 2008, (c) MoMu, Photo: Boy Kortekaas

Raf Simons also incorporated the rose in his Dior collection. Flower patterns are not longer solely associated with romance, but are now also used for graphical prints on pieces of clothing as well, or as abstract application embroidery, making the clothing almost look like a modernist painting.

Behind the scenes, Exhibition

My favorite things: Isabelle Swengue

Isabelle Swengue, cleaning lady at the MoMu with her favorite silhouette from the MoMu Now exhibition

Isabelle Swengue, cleaning lady at the MoMu with her favorite silhouette from the MoMu Now exhibition

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 lace and tulle with a lower layer of satin and wool by Veronique Branquinho, F/W 2006-2007.

‘I chose this silhouette by Veronique Branquinho because I think the cut is wonderful. The jacket is so neat and beautifully cut. The patterns are behind the jacket, the museum also has the patterns in collection. I also like the skirt with the lace and differently textured materials mixed together. I don’t like bold colors and love the different shades of black in this silhouette. In general, I like Belgian fashion because the style is realistic and beautiful for everyone, not only for tall, thin women.

Event, Workshop

2nd Workshop recognizing lace techniques

Collar in black bobbin lace (Chantilly lace), ca. 1850-1900, MoMu Collection T91/203, (c) MoMu - Photo: Suzan Rylant

Collar in black bobbin lace (Chantilly lace), ca. 1850-1900, MoMu Collection T91/203, (c) MoMu – Photo: Suzan Rylant

The 18th of October, Frieda Sorber, curator historical collection gave a workshop about the identification of lace. The participants had the opportunity to take a look at different kinds of lace from the MoMu study collection. After introduction about how handling and storing lace, attendants, were made aware of the different structures and European lace making techniques.

lace, Frieda Sorber, MoMu

Workshop recognizing lace at MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp

lace, Frieda Sorber, MoMu

Workshop recognizing lace at MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp

In the afternoon the workshop continued in the Carolus Borromeus church, where lace from the 17th and 18th centuries could be examined from the rich collection of the church. Specialists Nora Andries and Godelieve Vroom helped participants find their way in the evolution of lace styles.

The workshop will be repeated on February 19th 2015 from 10AM until 4PM. For more information please contact info@momu.be.

Exhibition

Dior and Rochas: contemporary interpretations of gala wear

Opening of the MoMu Now exhibition with contemporary interpretations by gala wear by Rochas and Dior, Photo: MoMu/ Boy Kortekaas

Opening of the MoMu Now exhibition with contemporary interpretations by gala wear by Rochas and Dior, Photo: MoMu/ Boy Kortekaas

Traditionally, gala or evening wear is the domain of haute couture – custommade designer clothing often worn by royals, actresses and other celebrities for festive occasions. Eveningwear is usually associated with long clothes.

The four silhouettes at the opening of the MoMu Now exhibition are contemporary interpretations of gala wear: they are from the prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) lines by French fashion houses Rochas and Dior, and not from their couture collections.

A contemporary interpretation of gala wear by Raf Simons for Dior, Photo: MoMu/ Boy Kortekaas

A contemporary interpretation of gala wear by Raf Simons for Dior, Photo: MoMu/ Boy Kortekaas

The two Dior silhouettes, designed by the Belgium designer Raf Simons, flirt with the codes of formal evening wear: the ‘Bar Tailleur,’ referring to the famous 1947 New Look by Christian Dior, is turned into a smoking with masculine tones; the cocktail dress was cut in half and worn with shorts, breaking with the conventions of long evening wear. The Dior silhouettes were purchased by the VZW MoMu+Friends for the MoMu collection.

The silhouettes by Olivier Theyskens for Rochas are more typical examples of long evening wear decorated with black lace.

Exhibition, Press&PR

Covercraft by A Magazine Curated by until January 4th at the MoMu entrance hall

Covercraft, a temporary installation by A Magazine curated by in the entrance hall of the MoMu, Photo: Frederik Vercruysse

Covercraft, a temporary installation by A Magazine curated by in the entrance hall of the MoMu, Photo: Frederik Vercruysse

MoMu is proud to welcome COVERCRAFT, a temporary installation (until Jan 4, 2015) by A Magazine Curated by in the entrance hall of the museum.

The installation COVERCRAFT spans over a decade of independent publishing in partnership with some of the most avant- garde and exciting names in fashion design today. A Magazine Curated By has commissioned its past curating designers to create new artwork, taking inspiration from the iconic ‘A’ fused with an update of their aesthetic for today. The physical works are exposed in a setting at the monumental entrance hall of MoMu. Applying the ‘carte blanche’ concept of A Magazine in this format has rendered a diverse selection of works spanning both archival and new con- tent, in 2D works representing the wider artistic context of fashion design today. The installation was first conceived for the 29th Hyères festival and especially for Antwerp, a new work was conceived by Veronique Branquinho.

Covercraft, a temporary installation by A Magazine curated by in the entrance hall of the MoMu, Photo: Frederik Vercruysse

Covercraft, a temporary installation by A Magazine curated by in the entrance hall of the MoMu, Photo: Frederik Vercruysse

Other designers featured are Kris Van Assche, Veronqiue Branquinho, Hussein Chalayan, Iris va Herpen, Stephen Jones, Maison Martin Margiela, Rodarte, Viktor & Rolf, Dirk Van Saene, Proenza Schouler, Martine Sitbon, Jun Takahashi, Olivier Theyskens, Riccardo Tisci, Bernhard Willhelm and Yohji Yamamoto.

Mamma Baloops: I Had Sex With A Hologram! from A Magazine Curated By on Vimeo.

A Magazine and MoMu share similar values about avant-garde fashion design and an interest in the creative worlds that lie behind these designers’ signatures. For this reason, they also share some designers and collaborators since ten years, and decided that the MoMu Now exhibition marks a great occasion to show the rich variety of A Mag’s Covercraft in the MoMu entrance hall.

Behind the scenes, Exhibition

My favorite things: Eric Van De Kerckhove

Eric Van de Kerckhove, guard at MoMu with his favorite silhouette from the MoMu Now expo.

Eric Van de Kerckhove, guard at MoMu with his favorite silhouette from the MoMu Now expo.

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 get a playful feeling, but it’s also a very fierce outfit, it’s really meant for a strong, confident type of woman .
The combination of blue feathered headgear and black leather is remarkable and seems like a perfect fit for a warrior type.
It also radiates something erotic and energetic. The combination of sensual and strong materials combined with a perfect cut is typical for Ann Demeulemeester.’

Event, Press&PR

ASVOFF#7 in Antwerp December 2nd & 3rd

ASVOFF ANTWERP, Illustration: Jesus Sandoval, Graphic Design: Paul Boudens

ASVOFF ANTWERP, Illustration: Jesus Sandoval, Graphic Design: Paul Boudens

After last years’ successful 1st edition, ASVOFF will again come to Antwerp this year. The film festival regarding fashion, an initiative by the international fashion icon Diane Pernet, will take place on December 2nd and 3rd in the St. Augustine Church in Antwerp.

Founded in 2008 by the internationally acclaimed fashion critic and video journalist Diane Pernet, A Shaded View on Fashion Film (ASVOFF) is the world’s first annual festival dedicated to fashion films. ASVOFF is not only a competition of short films about fashion and style but also a traveling international event showcasing feature films, documentaries, conferences, performances and installations.

The seventh edition of ASVOFF will take place in Antwerp on December 2nd and 3rd, after its première at Centre Pompidou, Paris. ASVOFF #7 ANTWERP is organized in collaboration with MoMu, Fashion Museum province of Antwerp and the city of Antwerp. It will take place in AMUZ, situated in and around the 17th century baroque St. Augustine Church, located in the center of Antwerp.

The program includes a selection of short films by among others Mike Figgis, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Christopher Doyle, Bruce LaBruce, Adan Jodorowsky, David Lachapelle, Blancia Li, Jonathan Caouette, Park Chan-Wook, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello and Tim Yip.

During the ASVOFF festival, MoMu will also present a series of short films made by Belgian talents including works of Frederik Heyman, Michaël, Leonardo Van Dijl and a selection of ‘Inspirations’ movies by Dries Van Noten who is also the chairman of the jury of this year’s edition.

ASVOFF#7 ANTWERP
AMUZ, Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerp
Tuesday December 2nd, from 7PM until 11PM (invitation only)
Wednesday December 3rd, from 7PM until 11PM (free entrance, reservation obligatory asvoff@momu.be)

Behind the scenes, Exhibition

My favorite things: Christel Dierckx

Christel Dierckx, guard with her favorite silhouette of the MoMu Now exhibition

Christel Dierckx, guard with her favorite silhouette of the MoMu Now exhibition

In an ongoing series ‘My Favourite Things’ we ask MoMu staff members to choose their favourite object from the current exhibition.

Christel Dierckx, guard: Ensemble in silk and tulle decorated with flocked stripes and floral patterns, with two waistcoats, trousers, silk tricot sleeves, and a pair of open chamois boots, Ann Demeulemeester, S/S 2014.

‘This silhouette by Ann Demeulemeester to me is perfection. I love the way all the pieces are so harmoniously assembled, it’s like a jigsaw. I think the hat and the shoes really add the final touches to the whole. I love the colors, materials and the femininity of this look, it’s a very elegant, sweeping silhouette. If I could, I would love to wear it myself.’