As a city of fashion at the beginning of the new millennium, Antwerp was able to look back on two incredible decades, set in motion by the success of The Antwerp Six and kept alive by successive generations of designers who made international names for themselves, as well as by a growing professionalization and internationalization of the fashion department of the Antwerp Academy.
MoMu was the Province of Antwerp’s
answer to the growing demand for a permanent and public presence of
fashion in the city and for the creation of a national centre of
expertise. MoMu was conceived as a ‘home’ for fashion, a place where our
designers could be studied, catalogued and made accessible to a broad
Kaat Debo, director MoMu: ‘I am extremely proud that in these ten years, we have grown to become an international-ly respected player in the field of fashion museums. This translates into an increasing worldwide interest from the media and in attractive numbers of visi- tors, both to our activities in Antwerp itself and to the exhibitions for which we have travelled to Tokyo, London, Munich and Istanbul. The fact that we are so highly valued by designers and fashion houses in Belgium and elsewhere can, I believe, be concluded from the enthusi- astic reactions we receive to the requests for loans and the continually increasing donations to our collection.’
Here are some celebration visuals we received from designers and houses we collaborated with throughout these years!