Antwerp Fashion Museum kicks off this weekend with exhibitions and yoga sessions
During its reopening weekend of October 8 and 9, Antwerp's Fashion Museum (or ModeMuseum in Dutch - MoMu) kicks off the new season with new exhibitions, free tours, workshops and activities for all ages from 10 AM to 6 PM. The museum remarks it has put together "a program that will enthuse both the dedicated fashion fanatic and the casual passer-by".
The leading role is reserved for the new autumn exhibitions, "MIRROR MIRROR – Fashion & the psyche" and "Exploding Fashion: From 2D to 3D to 3D animation," besides the permanent collection presentation. All the exhibitions can be discovered during a free guided tour.
Children may enjoy visiting the "Bizarre Bunnies" workshop. Those who want to browse the MoMu library are also welcomed. Yogis practitioners can start the weekend with a "Mindful MoMu" yoga session on Saturday or Sunday morning. "In short: there is something for everyone," highlights the museum.
MoMu advises visitors to book their tickets in advance (https://tickets.momu.be/en/tickets), including tickets in combination with a free tour or yoga class, since places are limited.
Antwerp has a vibrant fashion community and history. The Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp was founded in 1963 under Mary Prijot. She taught young students sewing techniques according to the strict rules of the Parisian style.
The DNA of Antwerp fashion later developed finding their own way and big names emerged in the eighties (Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Marina Yee and Dirk Van Saene); in the nineties (Raf Simons, Veronique Branquinho, Kris Van Assche, Stephan Schneider, Tim Coppens, Haider Ackermann and A.F. Vandevorst) and these days Bruno Pieters, Christian Wijnants and Tim Van Steenbergen, to name a few.
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