Tag Archives: Belgian Fashion

New Acquisition: Veronique Branquinho. A Belgian Summertime Story

  Veronique Branquinho’s work plays with duality: Her women come across as both innocent and erotic, playful and severe, mysterious and complex. Belgian designers mainly stem from the North, which means that for them summer collections have a somewhat dual meaning. Belgian summers are characterized by complex alternations of humidity heat waves and gloomy periods […]

New Acquisition: Walter Van Beirendonck – Staphorst

Traditional dress from the Dutch village Staphorst inspired Walter Van Beirendonck’s spring/ summer 2017 collection. The village in the province of Overijssel is widely known for its strongly protestant and introvert community. For the production of the fabrics and some accessories such as buttons Van Beirendonck worked closely together with the local community. The so-called […]

Upcoming: Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia

The theme of enchanting homeliness by painter Rik Wouters, as well as the intimate feeling of sanctity between him and his wife Nel, forms the premise of this exhibition. In our region, Wouters was the only artist to combine Post-Impressionist painting techniques with simple domestic scenes. His expressive brush strokes and the unfinished style of […]

Antwerp Academy: SHOW2016

On June 10th & 11th 2016, 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. SHOW2016 will be held on Friday June 10th and Saturday June 11th. Students from all four years will show their work in a new […]

Nina Ricci through the eyes of Olivier Theyskens. History, dance and a romantic view on femininity.

The MoMu collection has more than doubled since its opening in 2002 due to donations or long term loans. Within the wide variety of new acquisitions, a returning theme caught the attention: the references to haute couture in the ready-to-wear collections. The MoMu Gallery provides a unique insight in the ready-to-wear silhouettes with a reference […]