Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Kris Van Assche and Martin Margiela are names which trip off the tongue easily for those passionate about fashion. But do you know what they all have in common? They all have experience at the heart of the fashion section of the internationally renowned Royal Academy of fine arts at Antwerp.
A genuine source of textile creation, the centre of the Flemish metropolis is teeming with boutiques from eminent designers and fascinating concept-stores.
Go for a walk and enjoy the displays on show in the shop fronts on Nationalestraat, then finish up with a visit to MoMu, the fashion museum which is holding the very first exhibition by designer Dries Van Noten right at this moment!
Thanks to an intimate journey through his artistic universe, the exhibition underlines the influences, analogies and contradictions in the works of the Belgian designer while illustrating his distinctive techniques and his stylistic vocabulary.