Event

Antwerp Fashion Department presents SHOW15

One of our eye catchers in our latest exhibition Dries Van Noten. Inspirations is a silhouette from Dries’ graduation collection. It’s no secret that Dries Van Noten is one of the key figures of the prestigious Antwerp Six who all studied at and graduated from the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine arts. The Fashion Academy has successfully taken students under its wings and developed them into designers who we all know and love today! This June, it is time for the next generation to show us what they’ve got!

SHOW 15 - Royal Academy of Fine Arts - Artesis Plantijn University College

SHOW 15 – Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Artesis Plantijn University College

On June 12th & 13th 2015, the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Artesis Plantijn University College presents its annual fashion show at Park Spoor Noord in Antwerp.

SHOW2015 will be held on Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th. Students from all four years will show their work in a new and challenging environment to a varied and interested audience of over 4,000 fashion enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world. An international jury of experts in fashion and creativity judges their collections and installations. The show is repeated two evenings in a row.

Tickets can be ordered via antwerp-fashion.be. Make sure not to throw the tickets away and keep them with you! Your e-ticket gives you 50% reduction off the standard rate of €8 on our latest exhibition Dries Van Noten. Inspirations on 12th, 13th and 14th June!

Workshop

Summer workshops at MoMu

©MoMu Antwerp

©MoMu Antwerp

Workshops during the summer holidays at MoMu! During the summer vacation you can take part in several workshops at the museum. Visit our website and let your kids follow the footsteps of Dries Van Noten!

© MoMu

© MoMu

Event, Exhibition

Dries Van Noten @CinemaZuid in June

In June the inspirations of Dries continue to fill the movie halls of CinemaZuid. Don’t miss this last chance of seeing the films which inspired Dries Van Noten at this beautiful location in Antwerp.

A familiar looking alien lands on earth in The man who fell to earth. It’s David Bowie who plays the extraterrestrial looking for water to save his planet in the SF movie by Nicolas Roeg. As you go on a trip while watching this movie you’ll notice that Bowie is now as much as ever the most influential pop star in fashion. According to Dries he has always stayed timeless and relevant, which makes him more than qualified to join the list of inspirations.

26 June 2015 at 20u30
Tickets: €5/person
Watch the trailer here

BOWIEBOWIE

The man who fell to earth Photo: Koen de Waal

The man who fell to earth
Photo: Koen de Waal

Howards End by James Ivory is one of the favorite films of Dries Van Noten and therefore the perfect way to end Dries Van Noten @CinemaZuid on June 28th. The movie is based on a novel of E.M. Forsters about three families in England during WWI. The families from totally different social classes cross each other’s path and that with both tragic and ironic consequences.

28 June 2015 at 18u00
Tickets: €5/person
Watch the trailer here

Howards End Photo: Koen de Waal

Howards End
Photo: Koen de Waal

If you want to see what the result is of this rich source of inspiration and  want to know which other art forms had an influence on Dries’ work, you can visit Dries Van Noten Inspirations at MoMu Antwerp. For more information about the movies and the rest of the programme you can visit www.cinemazuid.be.

Exhibition, Press&PR

50.000th visitor at Dries Van Noten. Inspirations

Visitor nr. 50.000 for Dries Van Noten Inspirtations @MoMu

This afternoon MoMu welcomed the 50.000th visitor of the exhibition Dries Van Noten. Inspirations since its launch on February 12th 2015.
The lucky visitor was Soun Nicholson, 18, from 2060 Antwerp. She received a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue and a membership of MoMu+Friends (the friends organization of the museum) from Deputy for Culture Luk Lemmens and our director Kaat Debo.

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I already visited the expo with my school, but came to revisit with my mother and my aunt!
All Photos: Monica Ho
Event

Art for Nepal at Vooruit Ghent

Kunst voor Nepal @Vooruit Ghent

Kunst voor Nepal @Vooruit Ghent

On Thursday 21 May 2015 the Belgian art world gathers its forces for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal at Vooruit Ghent. The non-profit association Vrienden van Troje organizes a fundraiser, Kunst voor Nepal, to support organizations which are sending help to Nepalese children. Several fashion designers are contributing among which Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene, etc.

White Diamond Medallion Ring: Ann Demeulemeester, gevuld met 7 karaat diamanten

White Diamond Medallion Ring: Ann Demeulemeester, gevuld met 7 karaat diamanten

At the event there will be an auction lead by Bernaerts where you can bid on unique art works, illustrations and designs. The Belgian fashion world also shows its support by donating extraordinary pieces. The selection goes from limited edtion sneakers by Walter Van Beirendonck to the exceptional lingerie of Ghent’s own Murielle Scherre (La Fille D’O). To attend this auction, register via www.bernaerts.be.

Rood-witte baskets: Walter van Beirendonck MAAT43 nummer 60 van 100 paar

Rood-witte baskets: Walter van Beirendonck MAAT43 nummer 60 van 100 paar

You will also have the opportunity to buy signed books of Belgian and Dutch authors and attend concerts of dEUS and Nordmann and performances of Wouter Deprez and Carll Cneut.

For the full programme or to buy tickets click here.

Event

Sustainable fashion with MOOI Festival

Mooi

On 23rd May, DE Studio will be transformed into MOOI, a festival about sustainable fashion. MOOI gathers information about ‘honest fashion’ and wants to educate consumers and raise awareness about the importance of sustainable fashion through talks and workshops

Now more than ever, sustainable fashion has been a hot topic in the fashion world. The clothing industry has created a big impact on the environment and society. The creative industry draws inspiration from man and nature but at a certain cost. Environment pollution and questionable conditions are no longer silent topics.

During the Fashion Talks, a variety of guest speakers such as Bruno Pieters from Honest By, will talk about the harsh conditions within the fashion industries and about the difficulties they have encountered while staying loyal to their sustainable vision.

Do you want to take matters into your own hands? Join our workshops where you will learn how to revive your old clothing. Convinced about sustainable fashion during our talks and workshops? Why not stroll around in our market where brands and organizations present their honest fashion!

To top it all off, use your MOOI Festival ticket on the same day to receive €2 reduction off your Dries Van Noten. Inspirations entrance ticket at MoMu!

For more informations and tickets, visit our website mooi-festival.com.

Event

Get the entire Dries Van Noten Experience with Lannoo

Dries Van Noten Catalogue © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris 2014

Dries Van Noten Catalogue © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris 2014

Along with the exhibition, the book Dries Van Noten. Inspirations published by Lannoo, shows the range and diversity of Van Noten’s collections to date and reveals his sources of inspiration.

Left: Francis Bacon, work based on Dennis Signy's book A Pictorial History of Soccer, 1967. Right: Dries Van Noten, A/W 2009-2010.

Left: Francis Bacon, work based on Dennis Signy’s book A Pictorial History of Soccer, 1967. Right: Dries Van Noten, A/W 2009-2010.

Dries Van Noten, Autumn/Winter 1997-1998 women's collection © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris 2014

Dries Van Noten, S/S 2009, back: Chanel, evening ensemble, jacket and gown, S/S 1976

Review of New York Journal of Books “What one comes to expect from a monograph such as this is that you will be dazzled with visuals and the photos will require very little explanation. The subject matter of most of these pictorials is usually either a sweetheart of the current fashion media or a great designer of the past who might have been forgotten or is less than a household name. Dries Van Noten breaks the mold on all accounts. This is indeed a love letter to the designer but also a book that entertains, enlightens, and glorifies the art of fashion.”

Left: Dries Van Noten, S/S 2009. Right: Jean Fouquet, Madonna and Child, circa 1452 - 1455 & Corina, dress, 1966

Left: Dries Van Noten, S/S 2009. Right: Jean Fouquet, Madonna and Child, circa 1452 – 1455 & Corina, dress, 1966

Left: Dries Van Noten, S/S 2008 and floral creation by Azuma Makoto. Right: Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, 1963

Left: Dries Van Noten, S/S 2008 and floral creation by Azuma Makoto. Right: Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, 1963

To celebrate the success of both the exposition and the book Lannoo organizes an exclusive night at MoMu on 21 May 2015. This night includes a guided visit to the exposition after which the guests can enjoy a drink offered by Cointreau. They will also be given a special gift: a catalogue signed by Dries Van Noten, who will attend the event as well.

Don’t want to miss this? Buy a ticket for two for €80 instead of €120 via www.lannooshop.be/vannoten

Left: Walton Ford, La Reata, 2010. Right: Dries Van Noten, A/W 1998-1999, make-up by Inge Grognard.

Left: Walton Ford, La Reata, 2010. Right: Dries Van Noten, A/W 1998-1999, make-up by Inge Grognard.

Join us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and maybe you are one of the 5 lucky winners who can attend the event for free!

Left: Dries Van Noten, A/W 1996-1997. Right: Raqib Shaw, Still life with Bush Baby II, 2012

Left: Dries Van Noten, A/W 1996-1997. Right: Raqib Shaw, Still life with Bush Baby II, 2012

Event, Exhibition

Dries Van Noten @CinemaZuid in May

For the exhibition Dries Van Noten Inspirations, MoMu colabs with CinemaZuid in Antwerp. This month you can enjoy two movies of Dries Van Noten’s choice. He selected four movies – Iris, Chariots of fire, The man who fell to earth and Howard’s end -which are part of his inspirations, to complete his exposition now running at MoMu Antwerp.

First of all Iris will be introduced into your life. Although it would be quite a surprise if you didn’t know her already. Iris has been present in the New York fashion scene for decades and keeps on showing the world that art, life and fashion are just a big experiment. This inspiration has been captured by legendary, recently deceased, Albert Maysles in the movie “Iris”.

27 May 2015 at 20:00
Tickets: €5/person
Watch the trailer here

fotoiris

Iris at Dries Van Noten Inspirations  Photo: Koen de Waal

Iris at Dries Van Noten Inspirations
Photo: Koen de Waal

Chariots of fire is an Oscar-winning and fashion changing film by Hugh Hudson. It tells the story of two track athletes competing each other to win the golden medal at the Olympics of ’24 in Paris. The movie about the decided Jew and the devoted Christian was especially important to Dries because of its costume design by Milena Canonero. The release of the movie was for him the cause of fashion changing its course.

29 May 2015 at 20:30
Tickets: €5/person
Watch the trailer here

CHARIOTSOFFIRE2

Chariots of fire at Dries Van Noten Photo: Koen de Waal

Chariots of fire at Dries Van Noten
Photo: Koen de Waal

Feeling impatient? Come and visit our exhibition Dries Van Noten Inspirations at MoMu to get a look into the marvelous brain of Dries Van Noten. For more information about the movies and the rest of the programme you can visit www.cinemazuid.be.

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MoMu+friends, Karl Lagerfeld and a trip to Bonn

“Fashion that does not reach the streets is not fashion”

This was said by Karl Lagerfeld  who knew early on, as fashion visionary, that the future of fashion wasn’t just in haute couture. His creations made it past the catwalk, beyond the streets and into the museum, in this case Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, captured in the exposition Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode. The exposition portrays an important fashion chapter in the 20th and 21st century in which Karl Lagerfeld was and still is the protagonist. And who would we be if we wouldn’t take our MoMu+friends into the fashion cosmos of this extraordinary designer?

Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode - © David Ertl / Bundeskunsthalle

Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode – © David Ertl / Bundeskunsthalle

On the 20th of June we will set out to Bonn with MoMu+Friends for a fashion field trip. In the Bundeskunsthalle we’ll get a guided tour through the exposition. Afterwards there is an entire afternoon left for the friends to explore Bonn, home town of Beethoven, which has a rich cultural history and of course many places to shop.

Become a MoMu+friend and in return you can join us on this trip for only € 39,00. As a friend you contribute to the collection of MoMu by donating  €50/year. In return you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Exceptional activities, workshops and events organised by MoMu
    Ex. SWEET-18 exposition at Kasteel d’Ursel
  • One year unlimited access to the MoMu expositions (for 2 people)
  • A 10 % discount on workshops, seminars and activities by MoMu

A little preview of what to expect:

 

KARL LAGERFELD. MODEMETHODE – Ausstellung in der Bundeskunsthalle from Bundeskunsthalle Bonn on Vimeo.

Library

IN MEMORIAM ROGER DYCKMANS

MoMu would like to pay tribute to the late Roger Dyckmans, a wonderful man and iconic Belgian fashion photographer, who passed away last weekend.

His work for Weekend Knack and WK- Mode dit is Belgisch contributed to an accessible visual language for Belgian fashion in the 1990s and 2000s. His kindness and patience made models feel especially at ease resulting in spontaneous and natural poses, like this ‘Mode dit is Belgisch’ cover from September 2000 featuring Belgian model Roos Vandekerckhove:

Mode Dit is Belgisch - By Roger Dyckmans

Mode Dit is Belgisch – By Roger Dyckmans

Another great example hidden in the MoMu library archive, which holds all the Mode dit is Belgisch magazines from  1984 up til today, is this shoot for the 3rd year collection of Kanya Miki, a very talented Japanese student who graduated from the fashion department in 2002. The shoot was done in the beautiful Carolus Boromeus church in Antwerp, a fitting décor for the baroque silhouettes of Kanya Miki.

The pictures are a great example of the magic that happens at the Antwerp fashion department, and are all shot by Roger Dyckmans:

Kanya Miki - By Roger Dyckmans

Kanya Miki – By Roger Dyckmans

Kanya Miki - Roger Dyckmans

Kanya Miki – Roger Dyckmans

In 2003, Dyckmans produced one of the most enduring images with a group portrait of 19 faces of Belgian fashion: the shoot was done in 3 different studios and Roger Dyckmans managed to merge them into one, as an early adopter of digital photography techniques.

This cover of Mode dit is Belgisch remains a very iconic snapshot of a moment in time when different generations of Belgian fashion designers were at the top of their game together. The playful and relaxed poses and postures can be attributed to the talented photographer who made everyone feel at ease.

Rest in peace, Mr. Dyckmans.

 

Weekend Knack - By Roger Dyckmans

Weekend Knack – By Roger Dyckmans