“Graphene is one of the few materials in the world that is transparent, conductive and flexible — all at the same time.” - Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghava

Kostis Fokas #20 2014

Hybrid skins combines fashion with nanotechnology + cloning

Maison Martin Margiela at MoMu

"The Rotterdam-based designer Bauke Knottnerus created a series of giant threads to create, knitted or not, interior products embellishing the entrance hall and exhibition space during the Unravel Knitwear in Fashion exhibition at the MoMu Fashion Museum of Antwerp. His Phat Knits series are large-scale knitted design elements, created with oversized needles to weave the huge threads together. This synthesis of art, fashion and furniture gives gigantic and spectacular knitted pieces. He explains, “These things I make could end up as furniture or as textiles, it’s more like creating media that can be used to construct a coat or a carpet or a curtain.”  Amazing work! (Yes… I’m dreaming about it for the upcoming winter!)”

fall–winter 1998–1999, yohji yamamoto
wedding dress with crinoline in bamboo with petticoats in wool jersey and net, large ‘palanquin’ hat.
dream shopmomu – fashion museum province of antwerpantwerp belgium
07.03.2006 – 13.08.2006yohji yamamoto – an exhibition triptych

SSAW Magazine Issue IV 
"De Academie" celebrating the 50th anniversary exhibition of the Fashion Department of Antwerp’s Royal Academy, on show at MOMU. Interview with Karen Van Godtsenhoven, words by Dan Thawley

Most of the musem’s archive rooms look like this: Items of clothing in Tyvek bags, with periods, styles, or designers labeled at the front of each rolling shelf like in a library. “The more precious pieces are the dresses with trains, which are too long to keep on a hanger, and have to be stored in boxes,” says Mertens. “Pieces that are in especially bad condition have to be kept in acid-free paper boxes.”

The Back Room: Antwerp’s Mode Museum

Sasha Cresdee's collages at The Coven’s Soapbox show at Gal Space