MoMu Gallery: MoMu Award 2017 winner Sanan Gasanov presents his MA collection!


Each year MoMu awards a prize to one of the graduating Master students of the Antwerp Fashion Department who will showcase their designs at the MoMu Gallery. The recipient of this year’s MoMu Award is Sanan Gasanov presenting his collection GRAND_MA – GRANDMA.

The silhouettes on display show both Gasanov’s admiration for the Grand Masters of Couture as well as the exploration of his own family heritage. Inspired by the fashion and home creations of his grandmother, he created a beautiful contemporary fashion collection full of typical ‘granny’ references like lace coverlets, table and pillow covers or porcelain cups. The pieces in the exhibition, accompanied by original drawings and sketches to give a complete overview of the creative process, become presented in a space entirely wrapped in plastic foil: frozen in time just like old memories.


On the occasion of the exhibition opening, MoMu is very happy to announce the MoMu Award 2017 + 10. Like Sanan Gasanov, MoMu looks back on parts of his own history: the history of the MoMu Award. 10 years, 10 Master students, 10 collections brought together in a series of online exhibits on the platform Google Arts & Culture.

The virtual exhibitions show the stories behind the awarded collections by presenting text and image material like photographs and pictures of the fashion show as well as drawings, sketches and the different inspiration sources. The overview of the MoMu Award displays a series of unique and multifarious creations, all demonstrating originality, a strong visual language and craftsmanship, as an impressive starting point of the students career and an important, long-standing part of MoMu’s own past.