Five MoMu Stories You Should Read!
MoMu is thinking of you in this strange moment! We'd figure that you could all use a distraction. More than ever, art and fashion can offer inspiration and solace. We've got a heap of MoMu stories on our website waiting for you to read them! Curious about our MoMu collection or ready to learn more about Belgian designers? Here are 5 MoMu stories that you must read!
It’s no secret that MoMu has accumulated an immense collection over the last years but not everything has been showcased in our exhibitions. The MoMu collection includes some hidden gems with an interesting backstory. Click to read the story
Discover the story of talented Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens who has worked as chief creative for Rochas, Nina Ricci, Theory, his own namesake label and now recently appointed as artistic director of Azarro. The path of Theyskens has been strewn with trials and tribulations by the hands of the invisible forces of a ruthless fashion industry. As Theyskens’ journey unfolds, the struggle of a resilient designer to reconcile creativity with commerce becomes symbolic for the challenges which many of his contemporaries faced. Click to read the story
Over the last few years MoMu has produced a series of videos that tell the backstory of an exhibition or go deeper into certain aspects that could not be told in the exhibition itself. MoMu made a selection of five videos that you should watch now! Click to read the story
Get acquainted with Japanese and Belgian avant-garde fashion that revolutionized Parisian catwalks in the 1980s. Follow along as we explore how radical Japanese fashion inspired Belgium’s avant-garde and trace the creative influence between Japanese and Belgian designers. Click to read the story
The misconstrued idea that a library is dusty, boring and old could not be more wrong when it comes down to our MoMu Library. With more than 15.000 books about fashion, costume and textile, MoMu Library houses a large collection. But the collection is more than just books. From a Dries Van Noten chocolate bar to a hand-painted Maison Martin Margiela invitation, here are 4 surprising objects from our MoMu Library collection. Click to read the story