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Happy Valentine from MoMu!

MoMu-Valentine

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Antwerp into the top 10 fashion capitals of the world!

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Antwerp has made it into the top 10 fashion capitals of the world! Having moved up two places compared to 2012, Antwerp is now no. 9. So what is it about Antwerp that makes it a leading fashion city? (source: Global Language Monitor)

Global Language Monitor attributes Antwerp’s top position to the success of the Antwerp 6 that still resonates into the 21st century. According to the Financial Times Antwerp’s rise supports the idea that consumers like “the nice and idiosyncratic”.

Kaat Debo, director of the MoMu, points out the success of even more recent graduates of the Antwerp Fashion Academy. And last but not least, with its very own fashion museum, Antwerp can compete with cities like Paris, New York and London.

So what do you think makes Antwerp a fashion city?

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HBDA TOTE BAGS GIVE AWAY

Happy Birthday Dear Academie at MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp tote bags

Happy Birthday Dear Academie at MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp tote bags, Photo: Monica Ho, Shot with Pentax K-01

The ‘Happy Birthday Dear Academie’ exhibition is coming to an end but as a last treat MoMu has an offer you simply cannot refuse!
We are giving away 50x ‘Happy Birthday Dear Academie’ tote bags! All you have to do is go to our Facebook page, share the giveaway status and you might be one of the lucky winners who gets to walk away with this amazing tote bag! The winners will be announced on Facebook February 15th.

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‘Die Dame’ has joined the library family

Cover of 'Die Dame' (February 1923), a German fashion magazine that has been donated to the MoMu Library

Cover of ‘Die Dame’ (February 1923), a German fashion magazine that has been donated to the MoMu Library

We are very excited that several issues of the German fashion magazine ‘Die Dame‘ has been donated to our very own library!

The magazine not only has a historical importance but it also gives us an image of fashion during war time. Back in the old days, Germany was very fascinated by French fashion and fashion magazines. Between 1870 and 1914, at least 110 new magazines were published in Germany. Some of the more popular ones survived mid-20th century and ‘Die Dame’ was one of them which was published from 1873 to 1940.

We are absolutely mind blown and extremely happy with this generous donation!

(Words by Monica Ho)

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MoMu visitors survey

Students marketing at KdG Hogeschool Antwerp doing a survey on the visitors of the MoMu

Students marketing at KdG Hogeschool Antwerp doing a survey on the visitors of the MoMu

The students of the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool are currently performing a study on our visitors. You can help them by filling out the survey in English or in Dutch!

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Antwerp Icons 6 more days!

Antwerp Icon by Dirk Bikkembergs at Theaterplein on the occasion of Happy Birthday Dear Academy by MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

Antwerp Icon by Dirk Bikkembergs at Theaterplein on the occasion of Happy Birthday Dear Academy by MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp, Shot with Pentax K-01

6 more days to enjoy the Antwerp Icons in the city centre!

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Kids at MoMu

Children of SIBLO de Bijenkorf in Antwerp at MoMu

Children of SIBLO de Bijenkorf in Antwerp at MoMu

The children of the third grade at the SIBLO Bijenkorf school in Antwerp made these collages for MoMu!
We’re happy to welcome these great designers of the future!

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HAPPY 2014

2014 kopie

Best wishes for 2014 from the team of MoMu!

Behind the scenes, Exhibition

Antwerp Icons containers

Antwerp Icons containers from MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp on Vimeo.

Be sure to spot the Antwerp Icons throughout the Antwerp city centre while doing your last-minute shopping! Check out the installation of the containers in this video!

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Antwerp Fashion documentary on Canvas

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Tonight at 9.10PM the documentary ’50 Years Fashion Academy: Stream of Talent’ will premier on the Belgian TV channel Canvas.

For the year long celebration of Happy Birthday Dear Academie, Canvas made a documentary on the renowned Antwerp fashion department. Canvas and MoMu worked closely together for a year, delving into the MoMu archives of the MoMu library. The documentary features materials by Marthe Van Leemput, Geert Bruloot and Linda Loppa as well as personal archives and graphic materials by 50 years of graduates. The ‘Antwerp Six’, other graduates and teachers are also feature in the documentary.