Tag Archives: Raf Simons

MoMu presents FootPrint. The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion

From September 3rd MoMu presents the exhibition ‘Footprint. The Tracks of Shoes in Fashion’, telling the story of inspirational and groundbreaking fashion shoes of the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries. The exhibition shines a light on those fashion and shoe designers who left their footprint on the world of shoes by means of the exquisite and […]

MoMu+Friends have SWEET 18 at Kasteel d’Ursel!

This Tuesday MoMu+Friends visited the SWEET 18-exhibition now running at Kasteel d’Ursel in Antwerp. The FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS OF MOMU, enjoyed a guided tour by the curator of the MoMu-collection, Wim Mertens, who showed us the influence of the 18th century on contemporary art and design. Entering the park of kasteel d’Ursel it struck us that there couldn’t […]

Floralia at MoMu Now

Flower patterns are one of the most classic and popular patterns in the world of fashion: the romantic ideal of the ‘femme fleur’ (the women-as-flower), often encountered in the art world as well, is a favourite subject among many couturiers and contemporary designers. Christian Dior’s rose garden in Granville, Normandy became part of the house’s […]

Dior and Rochas: contemporary interpretations of gala wear

Traditionally, gala or evening wear is the domain of haute couture – custommade designer clothing often worn by royals, actresses and other celebrities for festive occasions. Eveningwear is usually associated with long clothes. The four silhouettes at the opening of the MoMu Now exhibition are contemporary interpretations of gala wear: they are from the prêt-à-porter […]

My favorite things: Fréderic Boutié

In a new series ‘My Favourite Things’ we ask MoMu staff members to choose their favourite object from the current exhibition. Since fashion is such a subjective and personal choice, this will make for some very varied and surprising objects, resulting in an amalgam of favourites across different exhibitions. You will get to know the […]

New acquisition Dior by Raf Simons

Just arrived in our Collection Department! This fabulous top in silk, fibre and lurex Dior by Raf Simons for S/S 2014. Soon at the upcoming MoMu Now expo from September 25th!

Shooting MoMu Now

Photographing collection pieces for the upcoming ‘MoMu Now’ exhibition and publication happens at our own MoMu studio. It is a stressful but also a delightful adventure. We photograph about 14 silhouettes a day and some accessories. Sometimes silhouettes look really good in our studio but once the unmerciful photographer’s lense is directed at them, you […]

MoMu 10 by Michaël Smits

For the 10th anniversary of Museumnacht tomorrow, MoMu selected 10 silhouettes of designers that play a significant role in the museum collection. Antwerp photographer and artist Michaël Smits was asked to create a digital interpretation of these silhouettes, featuring silhouettes by Veronique Branquinho, Peter Pilotto, Rochas by Olivier Theyskens, Haider Ackermann, Christian Wijnants, Bernhard Willhelm, […]

New shoe donations from Coccodrillo!

The MoMu collection consists of approx. 25,000 objects, mainly clothing and accessories, 7,000 of which have been added over the past five years thanks to new purchases, donations and long-term loans. This afternoon we received a new donation of shoes and hats of fashion enthousiasts Geert Bruloot and Eddy Michiels from Coccodrillo! Here is a […]

From September 25th, exhibition MoMu Now

MoMu Now: Contemporary Fashion from the MoMu collection, from 25/09/2014 to 4/01/2015, is a selection of masterpieces from the recent acquisitions of contemporary silhouettes to the MoMu collection. The MoMu collection consists of approx. 25,000 objects, mainly clothing and accessories, 7,000 of which have been added over the past five years thanks to new purchases, […]