MoMu Now: a night at the museum

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Hello!

Last Tuesday I was invited to the MoMu (Antwerp Fashion Museum) for a tour of the new exhibition: MoMu Now.
It’s an exhibition that focuses on the recently added pieces in the  MoMu collection. The guide told us that they have about 25 000 pieces in their collection. 7000 of those pieces have been added in the last 5 years and they wanted to showcase some of these pieces.
I love a visit to the MoMu for inspiration and experiencing the museum with a guided tour is truly awesome. Our guide told a lot of information of the designers and on how the pieces were acquired. I love knowing all of these details! Some designers gift pieces from each collection, while others donate pieces after their work has been showcased in the museum.
This exhibition focuses mainly on Belgian designers and on designers with links to Belgium such as Peter Pilotto and Haider Ackermann. It’s maybe not as accesible as previous exhibitions since they are not showing the big master pieces of well known designers such as the Antwerp Six, but for me, this made the exhibition interesting. You can see work by Raf Simons, for Dior and Jil Sander, by Walter Van Beirendonck, Haider Ackermann, Peter Pilotto, Ann Demeulemeester, A+F Vandevorst, Olivier Theyskens, Ann Salens, Christian Wijnants, Bernhard Willhelm and many others.

One of my favorite pieces of Raf Simons by Jil Sander was in the exhibition. I love how the bold skirt is combined with a perfect t-shirt. It’s even more beautiful in person.
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This was one of my favorite pieces in the exhibition. A very bold dress paired with a black jacket:
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It’s a floral trapezium gown by Raf Simons for Jil Sander, Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

After the tour we talked with our guide and asked about possibilities to feel the garments and have a look at their insides. She said the MoMu is currently working on a study program so that in the near future it would be possible watch garments from up close and actually touch them and see the way they were made.
I’m very excited about this possibility and will follow up with the museum to see when this will be an option!

I’m not showing any more images, since I don’t want to ruin it for the people actually going to the museum. If you are in the Antwerp area, I’d suggest you check out this charming exhibition! The next exhibition at the MoMu will be a translation of the Dries Van Noten exhibition in Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris last year. They said it will be very different from the one in Paris, which I visitied, so I can’t wait to see the one in MoMu too.
Do you ever go to a museum for sewing inspiration? Which one is your favorite?

 


Images:
MoMu Now Campagne + Image, Jil Sander door Raf Simons L/Z 2011, Image: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd., Graphic design: Paul Boudens
Scenography pictures: Boy Kortekaas

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Twenties inspired Named Leini Dress

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Hell yeah! Sew It Up has started again and this week we are having a twenties inspired challenge.(You can vote now for the contestants, if you’d like too!)  Since Caroline and I wanted to sew the challenges too, this one was a difficult one for starters. I’m so not a twenties fashion type! If you’d like to join the sewalong, you can read all about that here!
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Processes & growth

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This post is a bit different from normal posts, but I wanted to share it anyway.

As I was sewing a wool coat for a client this morning, I started thinking about processes in sewing.
When I started my sewing at age 16, I had no clue which seam to sew first, when to apply interfacing… It was a huge new world in which I could hardly navigate.
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A NettieLadySkaterMashUp

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Good afternoon to all!

it’s bright and sunny here in Antwerp (hurray for warm Septembers) and I’m finally blogging my Nettie/Ladyskater mashup. I didn’t had any idea for clever names for this mash-up, so go ahead and help me out in the comments if you want to!

I feel like this is a bit of a strange dress, but it has a strange history so that’s okay!
Remember when my computer died about a month ago? Yes, that day I was up half the night to save as many files as possible to my external harddisk. It was done at 2am the next day. Hurray.
So instead of cursing and staring at my screen to watch my computer transfer the files as slow as a snail, I decided to go ahead and work on this dress. I’ve had it planned for a long time, so I decided that an easy dress would be great to accompany the transfer process.

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It’s time to sell sell sell!

Hey guys!

I wanted to share something with you all. As some of you may remember, I’m trying to stashbust a little (mostly failing at that, it’s true!)
In the spirit of decluttering, I decided to get rid of some stuff, amongst the stuff is some fabric. So…

Along with Lieke, Ilse, Anneke, Charlotte and a blogless Erika we are hosting a homesale of fabric, notions and books! HURRAY!
So, if you live nearby you can hop over and buy some fabric from our stashes!

YAY! All the details are here:

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If you would like to join us, you need to send an e-mail to Lieke for the adress at bouquetofbuttons@gmail.com.
I’ll be hosting on friday 19th of september from 7 – 9 PM, so you can come and we can chitchat!

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