5 things you will discover during a MoMu Fashion Walk
The MoMu Fashion Walk is ideal for anyone who wants to have a different perspective on Antwerp. The walk not only focuses on designer stores but also on iconic buildings and places that helped shape Antwerp into the fashion city it is today. Here are five things you will discover during a MoMu Fashion Walk
1. Find out where Demna Gvasalia found his inspiration for Vetement’s famous Antwerp hoodie and T-shirt. Creative director of Balenciaga and head designer of Vetement Demna Gvasalia took the world by a storm when he released the Antwerp hoodie and T-shirt. Celebrities such as Rihanna were spotted wearing this clothing item.
2. Indulge yourself in the intriguing window displays of Dries Van Noten. Belgian designers are known for creating total environments for their collections and Dries Van Noten is no exception. For his SS2019 collection Dries was inspired by Verner Panton (1926-1998), an influential Danish furniture and interior designer. Van Noten dove into his archives and used Panton’s signature art prints, which resulted in a visually astonishing SS19 menswear collection that is now on display in his shop windows.
3. Get a sneak peek of MoMu’s building after its renovation. At this very moment, MoMu is closed for renovations. The building on the Nationalestraat will reopen in 2020. During the walk, our MoMu guide will reveal never-seen-before- images of how the museum will look after renovations.
4.’ Who was the first avant-garde Antwerp designer?’ is a question that will be answered during the MoMu Fashion Walk. Before the infamous Antwerp Six, this designer rose prominence in Antwerp in the late 1960s and was the first Belgian designer to gain international success. Her work was greatly influenced by the Bohemian arts scene of the Wolstraat in Antwerp. She created outfits for music artists like Ann Christy and Nicole & Hugo.
5. Be amazed by Virgin Mary’s style. On your way to the Kloosterstraat, you will pass by a church with a very contemporary looking Virgin Mary! This particular sculpture was dressed by a brilliant Belgian designer and has been watching over the Sint-Andries church in a ravishing manner.
Book the MoMu Fashion Walk as a group or join the tour as an individual every first Saturday of the month.