These brilliant paper garments makes me very happy. This exhibition is at Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp. If you are in Belgium this summer check out the show from 3 June until 16 August 2009. It is one of the best Fashion Museum in the world. This is a renovated historical building in the center of Antwerp. It is a part of the Flanders Fashion Institute (the fashion department of the Antwerp University).
The Fashion Museum opened its doors in September 2002. The MoMu collection features a very diverse collection of clothing, lace, embroidery, fabrics and tools for artisan textile processing. Every year the MoMu organises two thematic exhibitions, with a side programme consisting of workshops, guided tours, lectures and debates.
These two dresses are quite amazing. I think the folding techniques of Origami were employed. They are fantastic!
Postal dress. Very clever.
Who can go wrong with a Bob Dylan dress?
You can wear your coat and get your news at the same time.
I loved working with paper in school. It was a lot of fun using a different medium other than fabric to make dresses. Although, some sewing techniques worked well with paper and some were not so successful at all. I enjoyed the sound of the crisp paper under the sewing machine. Fun project.
I almost forgot to mention that MoMu is a famous museum because of the popularity of the Belgium Six. It was a group of designers that gained world wide recognition after graduating in the early eighties. They made Antwerp well known for its fashion scene. Those six people are: Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee. Some of these designers are my personal favourites.