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8 days and counting!

MoMu 15 Jaar Aftelcijfers 8

8 days and counting… Besides his work in fashion, Dirk Van Saene is also an acclaimed painter and ceramicist. This silk dress (S/S 2016), with the title “I Feel Perfectly Terrible”, is a beautiful example of how Van Saene uses printed reproductions of his paintings on fabric. Portrayed on the dress is Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, the unexpected style icon known from the 1975 documentary film Grey Gardens, and an important inspiration for Van Saene.

Collection, Event

9 days and counting…

MoMu 15 Jaar Aftelcijfers 9

9 days and counting… The A/W 2013 collection by Dries Van Noten was inspired by the 1930s dancing duo, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This resulted in a mix of masculine cuts and materials, embellished with softer touches, including feather embroidery and pearls.

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10 days and counting…

MoMu 15 Jaar Aftelcijfers 10

10 days and counting…“On a windy night when the moon is bright and my eyes can wander through worlds of light.”

Words from Emily Brontë’s poem I’m Happiest When Most Away are arranged across the collar of Veronique Branquinho’s silhouette for A/W 2015. This collection forms the start of a creative love affair with Brontë and romantic fantasies of solitude, which would inspire her next couple of collections.

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11 days and counting!


11 days and counting… To celebrate our almost-15th-birthday we introduce you to an outstanding achievement of Belgian bobbin lace makers. The lace coverlet (King Baudouin Foundation) was probably commissioned for a European royal family around 1750. It would have been used on special occasions, like weddings or births, as in Europe it was the custom for a mother to receive visitors in her bedroom shortly after giving birth. The most luxurious textiles one could buy would only enhance the festive nature of this occasion.


12 days and counting!


it’s time for a silhouette by Belgian designer duo A.F.Vandevorst who have now been in business for more than 20 years. In their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, they told the story of an Eastern woman’s trip to the West on her motorbike. This Goth-inspired sari with mirrored embroideries from our MoMu collection subtly blends the East and the West, their woman’s heritage and the destination of her adventure.


13 days and counting!


On the 3rd day of our stylish countdown, we want to honour British milliner Stephen Jones. Although MoMu’s collection policy focuses mainly on Belgian designers, we are proud to have the largest collection of Stephen Jones outside Great-Britain. Stephen Jones’ refined and whimsical millinery is always exquisitely crafted and is often made of radical and surprising materials. This hat from his Spring/Summer 2014 collection gets the playful company of doll-size hats, appearing unexpectedly, like rare mushrooms on a beautiful tree.


60 seconds on the expo: the anti-pluie


14 days and counting!

Photo by Stany Dederen

Photo by Stany Dederen

It’s almost MoMu’s 15th  birthday and today we wanted to celebrate with Ann Salens. Long before the emergence of the Antwerp Six, Salens was the first avant-garde fashion designer in Belgium. Salens did not study fashion design, and created in a twilight zone between art and fashion: between the worlds of the luxurious and the flamboy­antly bohemian.Entirely in line with the spirit of the times, she opened a shop in the Wolstraat in the late 1960s, selling her unique crocheted designs. This dress shows her signature harmonious and intricate colour gradations and is on display in the MoMu Gallery until August 27th!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – 15 Years of MoMu -

Photo by Stany Dederen

Photo by Stany Dederen

15 days and counting…

On Sunday 27th of August, MoMu is celebrating its 15th Birthday, which means we are toasting to 15 years of groundbreaking fashion exhibitions in Antwerp. To count down in style to our celebration, we will be posting 15 highlights from our extensive and diverse collection. We proudly dedicate the first one to Raf Simons. In August 2016, Simons was named the new chief creative officer of Calvin Klein. MoMu houses more than 200 designs by Raf Simons, including this look from the A/W 2016-17 ‘Nightmares and Dreams’ collection. This oversize month-holed high-school sweater shows the passage of time through clothing and symbolizes how clothes can be important carriers of personal memories.


SCREENING: We Margiela, documentary

film still We Margiela documentary, hands Meirens holding photo group portrait Margiela team

film still We Margiela documentary, hands Meirens holding photo group portrait Margiela team

Martin Margiela managed to stay anonymous during his time as creative director of his own label Maison Martin Margiela. This raised a lot of curiosity among fashion enthusiasts wondering who the master mind was behind the label. For the first time, co-founder Jenny Meirens and members of the creative team that stood at the heart of the house talk extensively about the Maison. Through detailed and intimate interviews the documentary We Margiela offers an unprecedented insight of one of the most influential fashion houses of our time.

To celebrate the release of the documentary, MoMu will screen the unique story at Cinema Zuid on Monday, 23rd October 2017. Tickets are very limited so make sure you order your tickets on time! More info and tickets can be found here