Tag Archives: MoMu Antwerp

New Acquisition: Walter Van Beirendonck A/W16-17 jacket

  In WOEST for Autumn/Winter 2016-2017, Walter Van Beirendonck took a stance against increasing intolerance, and communicated a strong message to ‘stop terrorizing our world’! In this look, the leopard print expresses a sense of animalistic aggression. The legs and arms of the expressive tribal figure on the leather jacket are playfully dangling out, suggesting […]

Margiela. The Hermès Years

  From 31 March 2017 to 27 August 2017, MoMu will open its newest expo Margiela. The Hermès Years! MoMu is displaying Belgian stylist Martin Margiela’s Hermès collections from 1997 to 2003 for the first time. As well as this, the tribute exhibition also explores the relationship during these years between these collections and his own […]

Act! Cut! Play!

ACT! CUT! PLAY! is a new interdisciplinary project that aims to bring the quality of fashion film to the next level by creating a prominent role for the performing arts (theater/dance maker). Three teams based of Dutch and Flemish theatermakers, designers and filmmakers are challenged  to jointly investigate the possibilities and limits of their disciplines within […]

Join MoMu+Friends and enjoy extra activities!

    Join MoMu+Friend and MoMu+Close Friend and you can enjoy special activities and advantages through the whole year. Besides a year free entrance to all the exhitions, you also get the opportunity to have a unique view behind the scenes of the Antwerp fashion world. From the opening of Rik Wouters & het huiselijk utopia on 17 […]

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 […]

Looking back towards the future: the work of Issey Miyake

At the close of Balenciaga’s house in 1968, Issey Miyake witnessed, as a design assistant at the atelier of Guy  Laroche, the May 1968 student revolts in Paris, with the motto “sous les pavés la plage”. The freedom and rebellious, creative spirit of these revolts inspired Miyake: when he established his own house in 1970, […]

Working with the MoMu/UA Study Collection: Reconstruction of a Blouse

    Blouse (1890/1915) Materials and techniques: Cotton; Silk; Lace: chantilly; Tulle The only original part of this blouse is the black lace, which came into the study collection in separate pieces. The main part of this exercise consisted of historical research about fashion and patternmaking at the beginning of the 20th century. A sample […]

Game-Changing Moments, Paco Rabanne’s 1966 Manifesto collection

“I have always had the impression of being a time accelerator. Of going as far as is reasonable for one’s time and not indulge in the morbid pleasure of the known things, which I view as decay. I talk of mutation, of the unquenchable thirst for novelty, and of permanent rupture. To be fixed in […]

Installing Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection

On Wednesday 20th April, MoMu will open its newest exhibition in the gallery of the museum: Traditions & Dreams. Kimono from the Kubota Collection! Itchiku Kubota was an innovative Japanese textile artist who was anything but traditional. His spectacular creations gave new meaning to the art of kimono. His understanding of both the Japanese and the […]

Book: Fashion Game Changers

Fashion Game Changers traces radical innovations in Western fashion design from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Challenging the traditional silhouettes of their day, fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet and Cristóbal Balenciaga began to liberate the female body from the close-fitting hourglass forms which dominated European and American fashion, instead enveloping […]