During the opening weekend, a MoMu guide will lead you through the temporary exhibition ‘MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & The Psyche’ and offers you a look at the Collection presentation, featuring top items from Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst, Ann Demeulemeester, Raf Simons,… You'll then pay a short visit to the 'Exploding Fashion: from 2D to 3D to 3D Animation' exhibition, not forgetting the MoMu library.
'MIRROR MIRROR - Fashion & the Psyche' is a joint exhibition by MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp and Dr. Guislain Museum in Ghent. It investigates the interconnections between fashion, psychology, self-image and identity.
How do contemporary fashion designers and artists challenge beauty ideals? Can clothing protect us mentally and give us strength? The exhibition at MoMu puts our personal experience of our bodies centre stage. An unexpected and surprising dialogue between art installations and avant-garde fashion highlights such themes as body dysmorphia, the layered meanings and history of human replicas, such as dolls and mannequins, and the symbiosis between art, fashion and technology in the form of cyborgs and avatars.
MoMu's new Collection presentation looks back at four decades of Belgian fashion, along with a selection from the museum's historic collection. The exhibition reviews the key protagonists of Belgian fashion, based on topics characterising the unique nature of the MoMu collection.
'Exploding Fashion: from 2D to 3D to 3D Animation’ offers insight into the pattern cutting of twentieth century fashion by digitally reanimating five iconic fashion designs. This exhibition is based on an innovative research project by Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).