Tag Archives: Living Fashion

Last Weekend for Living Fashion

Join us for the last weekend of the exhibition ‘Living Fashion‘! The MoMu exhibition space will be closed from August 13th until September 11th, from September 12th we will open again with teh exhibition ‘Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion‘

Living Fashion Timelapse

When building up the Living Fashion expo, we set up a security camera in the exhibition space, allowing you to follow the progress in the scenography of the exhibition. See how we start from a blank exhibition space and painted the cobblestones on the exhibition floor (in collaboration with our partner for paint Levis) and […]

Museum night at the Fashion Museum

This year’s Antwerp Museum Night will take place on Saturday, August 4th. From 7PM, museums in the city are opening their doors for an alternative museum evening. They will present their respective collections and exhibitions, but they will also be organizing exceptional activities. MoMu is taking part in this year’s Museum Night with the exhibition, […]

Interview with Jacoba de Jonge

The exhibition ‘Living Fashion’ Women’s Daily Wear 1750-1950 presents only 100 silhouettes from the 2500 items of the Jacoba de Jonge collection. The story of the Jacoba de Jonge collection began when Jacoba was 15, with an heirloom, a wedding dress of reinforced silk, which she was allowed to try on because she was bored […]

Making patterns from historical costumes

When fabricating a pattern of a historical costume you will get a little bit acquainted with the wearer. Was she tall or short? Thin or fat? Did she had imperfections that needed to be camouflaged? Was she restricted in movement? Have there been alterations? You also get an insight in the techniques used for the […]

Chintz at Living Fashion

Cotton chintzes have a special place in the Jacoba de Jonge collection. Their colourful, exuberant patterns attract immediate attention, and this was certainly true when these fabrics were first imported into Europe from India, back in the 15th century. From the mid-18th century, printed cottons and woven linen fabrics had become increasingly popular. Multicoloured, hand-printed […]

Symposium Collecting Fashion

Coinciding with the expo Living Fashion, MoMu is organizing a symposium on Thursday May 3rd with an interesting mix of renowned speakers around the theme ‘Collecting Fashion’. The symposium will give a contemporary view on the art of collecting, preserving, researching and presenting fashion collections. The day will be completed with a visit to the […]

Living Fashion Blogger event

We were very happy to welcome a selection of Belgian fashion bloggers to our first Blogger event on the occasion of ‘Living Fashion’, with a private tour by Wim Mertens and Karen Van Godtsenhoven, curators of the expo. Thank you Dorien, Aljocha, Anouk, Eline VdB, Eline V, Ilke, Kim & Ruby, Laura D, Laura G, […]

‘Dresses Undresses’ by Bart Hess

MoMu presents the shortfilm ‘Dresses Undressed’ by the Dutch video artist Bart Hess on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Living Fashion. Women’s Daily Wear 1750-1950′. In order to best show the possibilities of the historical dresses from the extensive collection of the Dutch collector Jacoba de Jonge featured in this exhibition -which could be worn […]

Jacoba de Jonge before the opening

MoMu captured the Dutch collector Jacoba de Jonge before the official opening vernissage of the exhibition ‘Living Fashion. Women’s Daily Wear 1750-1950. From the collection Jacoba de Jonge’.