2018

Moment of origin

by Elise Peroi

by Elise Peroi

08.11.2018 > 20.01.2019

Splendid the Milky Way
Through the rips
From the wall

Kobayashi Issa

In search of a past moment, this installation is a detour to capture time. Inside, a fragmented textile is melted into it, returning to cracks.
This piece talks about the time that passes and the day that we capture as a little death that we create.


Walk with Don Quixote, invited, but absent

by Armel Barraud

by Armel Barraud

23.06 > 09.09.18

What does Don Quixote do in Miguel de Cervantes' novel? First of all, an enthusiast of epic literature, Alonso Quixada proclaims himself "Knight Don Quixote". Then, to check if the romances of chivalry say true, he goes in search of exploits, decked with a rusty armor, a poor steed and Sancho Panza, his faithful squire. Her frenzied desire to compare books to real life pushes her imagination to certain visions that make her take inns for castles, windmills for giants and peasant women for noble ladies ... This wandering knight was a traveling companion during the creation of this exhibition, even though Armel Barraud did not try to illustrate his story.

The artist draws on archetypal shapes and figures to test the imagination. Drawings and laces of Sphinx, horses, stars, interact with each other according to the links that each spectator will make with these different subjects, leaving utopia to settle. And if we borrowed a little madness from Don Quixote? Give us your lance Don Quixote and surprise us to see what we did not imagine.


by Alice Leens

by Alice Leens

18.01.2018 > 08.04.2018

Alice Leens is textile designer, graduated in 2015 from La Cambre, with the mention "blow of heart". In particular, the artist has been selected for the 2015 Hainaut Prize in Fine Arts, the 2015 Tremplin WCC-BF Prize and is a laureate of the Spes Foundation. She presents an experimental work begun 4 years ago around the thread, foundation of the bases of her current approach.

"The architect Gottfried Semper saw in woven doors and then in textiles the first supports of ornaments appeared in the course of human history. The formal elements of these original ornaments thus obeyed the technical constraints of weaving and weaving. The motifs were subsequently transferred to other media to which they adapted while retaining the same formal elements, survivals of the ancestral material constraints that had created them." (From style and architecture, writings 1834-1869, Gotfried Semper, ed Parenthèse.)

"Archivolte" proposes to follow the track revealed by Semper, that is to say to go again the path that led the forerunners of art and architecture to base their formal language on the thread, the rope or the textile.




2017

Esquisse

by La Cambre, Design Textile Workshop

by La Cambre, Design Textile Workshop

21.10.2017 > 07.01.2018

Students working for a Master's degree from the Design Textile Workshop of La Cambre have worked with the Cité Internationale de la Mode et de la Dentelle in Calais, which has generously supplied a rare Leavers lace pattern loom and tulle experts. This collective endeavour presents experiments with lace created as a group using this 19th century craft as well as items in Raschel lace, taken from Salomé Corvalan's graduate project. Suggesting a space, the proposal intends to open onto an imaginary world, without using the material in ways in which it is usually known. Using either the sophisticated and valuable Leavers lace or its generalised, even old-fashioned, Raschel version, despite it being ever present in our city's shop windows, these young designers have put this ancestral material into perspective, by questioning its craftsmanship,  various colour contributions and the natural ways it plays with light.

This collaboration between educational and museum institutions is an entertaining and forward-looking way of passing on our heritage. This approach triggers avenues of research likely to encounter the interest of a lace industry now struggling to reinvent itself. The investment of the Carpentier-Preux company, which produced the items in Raschel lace, is evidence of this.
In addition to the textiles presented, the exhibition heightens the need for collaborative practice and  showcases the creative value of its experimental aspect.

By Florence Boivin, Amandine Brun, Estelle Chatelin, Salomé Corvalan, Nicolas Guignon, Weronika Mospan
Mathilde Pecqueur / Professeur Anne Masson


The Kebab project

by Marine Frossard Razafy

29.06. 2017 > 03.09.2017

This exhibition is the result of an unexpected encounter between a passion for textiles and the artist's fascination for everything food-related, especially that served in fast food joints. While for some the kebab refers to "junk food", for Marine Frossard Razafy it represents a range of sensations blending pleasure, comfort and sweetness, as it is being eaten.
 
Through an installation based on the world of the kebab, Marine invites the spectator to experience a different way of discovering table items (serviettes, plates, etc.) and food elements (meat, salad, etc.). Through an entertaining and offbeat reinterpretation, indulge yourself before the potential of a weave inspired by aluminium paper, a bed of silk petals made from spicy meat and pleating that resembles an iceberg lettuce.

By Marine Frossard Razafy, a student in textile design at the Brussels Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts - École Supérieure des Arts

The Design Textile workshop at the Brussels Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts - École Supérieure des Arts is a space for the research, creation and development of materials, mainly textiles with multiple fields of application such as fashion, interior design and architecture, object design, etc.



2016

Skimming the surface

by Louise Limontas

 by Louise Limontas

01.12.2016 > 05.03.2017

As a textile designer, Louise Limontas is particularly interested in materials. Her creation process is enriched by ancient techniques, traditions and customs rooted in her everyday life.

In a nostalgic and magical atmosphere, in the personal space of the Textile Box, the artist reveals her ambiguous creatures and jewellery sets. Either with a set of lace or forgotten embroidered motifs, or with familiar objects and plant-based materials which bring to mind local celebrations, Louise's complete or fragmented silhouettes roam free like nymphs skimming the surface…

Louise Limontas is a textile designer. She lives and works in Brussels. In 2013, after studying for two years at La Cambre FASHION workshop, she graduated in textile design. That same year, she obtained the MAD prize for the ETT Tilburg residence. Her experience has led her to create, around different "textile" disciplines: lace, embroidery, printing, weaving and laser cutting. Louise Limontas has also worked in Italy, London and Antwerp.

 


Fundamentals

by Syntra

by Syntra

29.09.2016 > 20.11.2016

Final year students in Shoe design at SYNTRA Brussels are presenting their final collection. To end the course, which is the start of their future careers as a shoe designer orshoemaker, each student has created their own collection based on a fundamental aspect from the world in which we wander.
Together with the air that we breathe, the people around us and the path we choose, our beliefs, ethnic origins and passions are a fundamental part of our existence. These elements feature in the six individual collections in a creative, well thought out and elegant manner. Each has its own character and vision.
Nothing is more magnificent than an idea that comes to life thanks to passion and craftsmanship.
It is important to note that, as part of the course, the students made each shoe entirely by hand.


Mélancolie de l'objet

by Olivier Reman

by Olivier Reman

16.06.2016 > 18.09.2016

Through the perfection of a landscape of Van Eyck or accuracy of the mantle of the Virgin of Van der Weyden , the fascination of an aesthetic ideal and the consecration of a poetic and mysterious universe serve as conductors son in the work the artist.

For Olivier, Flemish painting has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration, it remains pervasive in his research related to the textile and fashion . He opposes the object, everyday symbol.


Spiralis Mirabilis

by Mireille Lienard

by Mireille Lienard
21.01.2016 > 10.04.2016
 
"Spiralis mirabilis" or logarithmic spirals, studied by Jacques Bernoulli in the 17th century

Space plays a major role in the making of the work. The formal vocabulary of the artist mirrors investigation into Platonic geometric harmony. In this particular project, it refers to the spiral of the golden ratio. The ideal mathematical form, this spiral has immense symbolic significance: life, fertility, temporality, and being. Here, the spiral structures space, evoking and manifesting a path according to a principle of continuity.

Harmony and consonance between the parts of a whole and the idea of a shape's equilibrium inside a given space.


2015

Basecamp

by Klaas Rommelaere

by Klaas Rommelaere

24.09.2015 > 03.01.2016

 This installation is a base camp, a camp where hikers spend the night before they go on their travels, the place they rest before they climb a mountain.” A few months ago my heart was broken and I started thinking about picking up my life, starting over, preparing yourself for a big task, to deal with the situation” explain Klaas Rommelaere.


I remember I'm an embroiderer

by Elisabeth Horth

by Elisabeth Horth

 18.06.2015 > 13.09.2015

 Elisabeth has sewed and embroidered forever. The needlework reflects the stages of his life, as would photo albums or travel diaries. Holidays, houses, passions, readings, drawings are set in the form of embroidery, patchworks, tapestries, paintings on fabrics according to the evolution and stages of his life, those of his family and his family. friends. Thus, each of her children has her birthday tablecloth, listing the guests while the old sweaters of the whole family make up the warming blankets in the winter. I remember that I am an embroiderer by Elisabeth Horth brings the visitor into the universe of an artist but also in his life.


Privacy

by Julie Krakowski

by Julie Krakowski
06.11.2014 > 01.02.2015
 
 Drawing inspiration from this family heritage and the ancestral tradition of the trousseau, Julie Krakowski works with a combination of materials, including bone, soap, silicone, plastic, clothes and pins. These very materials convey the idea of intimacy, like the breast prosthesis that evokes the female breast. Julie gathers together elements in powder pink, calling to mind the gentleness of the skin and the sweetness of childhood.

2014

4 and half seasons, tribute to the the embroideries of Hélène De Rudder

By Hannah De Corte

By Hannah De Corte

 28.05.2014 > 17.08. 2014

The textile media tell of the passage through time and the effects of the environment on beings and things. So for example, a plush lamb placed on the ground and photographed every day is transformed over time.

They are also evocative of the role that human beings seek to occupy when living in a new area. How they take possession of that area, create points of reference, adapt and in return, how the area transforms them.


 


2013

Between theads and garden

by Yole Devaux

by Yole Devaux
14.11.2013 > 02.02.2014
 
 In the form of canvases or palimpsests, manuscript parchments from which the first writing has been erased so that they can be used again, the artist combines the techniques of tapestry-work and lace-making. Sometimes the textiles are cut out like threads to be woven and create perfect landscapes; sometimes they become strips of paper, reprinted and re-embroidered, playing with transparency. These works serve as a reminder of the artist’s every gesture in the creative process. 

20 June > 29 September 2013

by Francisco Ferrer College

by Francisco Ferrer College
20.06.2013 > 29.09.2013
 
 About a dozen students from the Fabric Arts Section of Francisco Ferrer College worked on the topic of: text | textiles, word | motif, material | shape. During their research, they covered various techniques, examined a variety of solutions and gave free rein to their creativity, weaving words and fashioning fabrics.

The results of these exploratory were presented in the exhibition TEXT'TEXTILE which developed a series of assertions connected by the leitmotif of fabric as a means of expression. 

2012

Haute couture material 2

by Design Textile Workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels

by Design Textile Workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels
05.10.2012 > 31.12.2012
 
The Museum was particularly proud to welcome the Design Textile Workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels. The workshop students created a raffia lace veil and original, luxurious fabrics for a lady’s suit, a bustier and a blue and white smock, the essential “basics” of the couturier, for the 2012 spring-summer Haute Couture collection by Jean-Paul Gaultier. 

The Haute Couture Materials 2 exhibition presented the research work, the samples produced and the mannequins dressed by the workshop students. This was the second time the couturier had worked with the college on one of his collections, and was particularly notable in that it paid tribute to the well-known singer, Amy Winehouse. 

Indescribable silk

by Rose-Marie Noë

by Rose-Marie Noë
22.06.2012 > 23.09.2012
 
Monochrome silk bas-reliefs

Saying more with less, creating art that is at both austere and yet capable of moving: this is achievement of Rose-Marie Noë. The artist composes bas-reliefs in monochrome silk. The silk, such a bewitching fabric, is combined with sculpting and rigging techniques. Poetic and enigmatic by turns, L’origine du monde, Les Intermittences du cœur and Les Signes du silence capture the light and touch the innermost depths of visitors.  

Vegetable transparency

by Geneviève Kesteloot

by Geneviève Kesteloot
30.03.2012 > 17.06.2012

Inspired by the world of plants, Geneviève Kesteloot unveils light, transparent compositions of contemporary lace. Although using traditional bobbin lace techniques, the artist makes audacious choices. She takes white latex as her thread and detaches the lace from the walls to allow it free expression in space. This ardent teacher makes lace a true discipline of contemporary art. 

2011

Isabelle Baines - 7 October > 31 December 2011

A knitting workshop in Brussels

A knitting workshop in Brussels
By recreating her workshop where stitches become jumpers, scarves, skirts or trousers, the internationally renowned designer Isabelle Baines reveals life behind the scenes: “The exhibition provides a unique view of the private world of a knitwear workshop in Brussels, and the way in which the process of creating and producing evolves organically to become the desired finished product. Head and hands are inextricably linked in this endeavour, which combines intuition and inspiration with experimentation and execution.”

Diane Didier - 24 June > 25 September 2011

A midsummer night's dream

A midsummer night's dream
Over the years, Diane Didier has amassed various materials to a form a stock from which she draws the element most suited to the work to be narrated. She uses threads to weave fabric surfaces as well as inserting them graphically into other media. Like the stroke of a pencil across a sheet of paper, the threads invent their own calligraphy. From leftovers, scraps found at the bottom of drawers or fabric samples, Diane Didier brings a cloud of summer colour into the museum. 

8 April > 19 June 2011

Interlacing

Interlacing

Tapestry-Textile Arts Section of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels (Professor Yole Devaux) 

Lace rearranged, tapestries revisited, embroidery reworked, Interlacing presents the textile works of qualified artists and Masters students from the tapestry/textile arts workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels. The creations, in flexible materials with interlacing lines, presented visitors with a collection of remarkable and unexpected works. 


2010

22 October >31 December 2010

Haute couture material

Haute couture material
Textile Design Section of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels 
(Professors France Marichal and Amandine Fabry) 

 The exhibition displayed the samples and projects submitted by the students to the couturier, created in various versions in line with his requirements. Life-size photographs of the fashion show revealed the final results, inspired by Mexico: smocked suit in denim, woven with tiny golden beads, sumptuous sombreros adorned with a fan of feathers and a silk dress,a mixture of weaving in traditional colours and a subtle collection of frayed ribbons. 

16 September >17 October 2010

Mater textile studio

Mater textile studio
Textile Design Workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels 

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels used the space dedicated to temporary exhibitions to display the work of six students who has graduated from the Textile Design Workshop: Julie Denis, Amandine Lamand, Marie Martens, Michèle Populer, Chantal Purcell and Nina Dewolf.

The exhibition traced the textile career of these visual artists and the results of their research they carried out in the textile design workshop. The contents of these six projects reflect the singular nature of the educational approach adopted by this workshop which, amongst other things, combines advanced technical mastery with free and innovative experimentation. 

18 June > 14 September 2010

The magic of threads

The magic of threads
Contemporary Lace Workshop (Jeannine Billens) 

The exhibition brought together the most recent works of members of the Contemporary Lace Workshop. Visitors were introduced to lace in the broadest sense of the term, contemplating the results of unexpected experiments, in terms of both the forms adopted and the choice of colours or materials used. 

20th “Domaine de la Lice” competition - 2 April > 8 June 2010

Miniature tapestries

Miniature tapestries
The Costume and Lace Museum presented the prize-winning works of the 20th “Domaine de la Lice” competition. This competition aims to promote new talent and encourage research in the field of miniature tapestry and decidedly contemporary tapestry making.

The 20 competition winners employed a wide range of different techniques based on interlacing in the broad sense of the term, using silk, metal, paper, ribbon, rubber and synthetic threads. 

Secret feminine writing - 30 October > 29 December 2009

Grada

Grada
Working with Croatia for the second time, the Museum presented an exhibition on the ancestral art of the embroidery produced by Croat women, adapted to contemporary fashion and certain everyday objects. 

This project was the work of two enthusiasts, Lucija Frani Novak, ethnologist at the head of the Centre for Traditional Culture at Dubrava People’s University, and Ivanka Ivkanec, curator at the Zagreb Ethnographic Museum. The term Grada refers to the decorative elements applied and sewn onto the cloth and woollen parts of the national costume worn from the Dalmatian hinterland to south-western Bosnia.

2009

30 October > 29 December 2009

Tissues and +

Tissues and +
Textile Design Workshop of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Brussels 

Three personalities and three different approaches were exhibited. The worlds and applications chosen and developed by these three textile creators were as nuanced as they were diversified. Marie Beguin developed a collection of fabrics called GARDEN, intended for interior design. Kathrin Laurent presented a collection of materials including both printed fabrics (digital printing) and manipulations that alter the very structure of the cloth. Charlotte Walry invented and perfected a totally innovative interlacing technique displaying a remarkable style that was particularly challenging and mysterious. Her fabrics were developed for the world 

2008

Micheline Delfosse - 17 October > 30 December 2008

Patchworks

Patchworks
A dress designer by training, since 1968 Micheline Delfosse has been immersed in the fascinating world of patchwork, ignored here but greatly appreciated in the United States. Fifteen emblematic pieces illustrated her work, released from the traditional boundaries of this distinctive technique to create compositions that come close to concrete art. 

27 June > 30 September 2008

Pro Fils sur faces

Pro Fils sur faces
Fabric Arts Section of Francisco Ferrer College

For the fourth consecutive year, the museum welcomed the final submissions from an Applied Arts section at Francisco Ferrer College: Fabric Arts.

The pun in the title illustrates the vision of textile design adopted by Isabelle Marquet, the sole final-year student, who, fascinated by structural forms, architecture and the combining of volumes, worked in various materials while retaining the same motif to create a “balanced clone”.

Art ) et ( Marges Collection - 21 March > 27 May 2008

Absolute Weaving

Absolute Weaving
Following the “Au fil de soi” exhibition organised by Art en Marge in 2006 and the presentation of a textile work by Aranka Liban as part of the “20+20” project at the Costume and Lace Museum, the public was introduced to a number of emblematic authors from the Art en Marge collection who, for many years, have devoted themselves to textile creation with a difference: Heide De Bruyne, Fabienne Closson, Hilde D’Hondt, Aranka Liban, Kenneth Rasmussen, Pascal Tassini, Jacques Trovic and Laurette Van Fleteren.

2007

8 June > 21 August 2007

Bob's et Marcel

Bob's et Marcel
Fabric Arts and Dress Design Section of Francisco Ferrer College

The Fabrics Arts and Dress Design students at Francisco Ferrer College considered the ambiguity of language and made use of the myth to go down a different path and interpret these symbols in ways that are lighter, sometimes more decorative but always unexpected. 

Accumulations, manipulations, appropriations are the keywords of this quest revealed to visitors.

Domaine de la Lice 1 March > 29 August 2007

infinite Threads

infinite Threads
The Museum hosted the prize-winning works of the 18th “Domaine de la Lice” competition. This competition aims to promote new talent and encourage research in the field of miniature tapestry, creating and adopting a decidedly contemporary approach. The twelve competition winners employed widely differing techniques based on interlacing in the broad sense of the term, using silk, metal, paper, ribbon, rubber and synthetic threads.  

2006

22 June > 3 October 2006

Habit of nature

Habit of nature
Fabric Arts and Dress Design Section at Francisco Ferrer College

Visitors encountered the garden of nature kimonos by Coralie Snyers, a young graduate from the Fabric Arts Sector at Francisco Ferrer College. Fascinated by the omnipresence in Japanese culture of nature in art and art in nature, Coralie Snyers studied the link between clothing and nature in her field.

28 October > 31 December 2006

Modo Max Havelaar

Modo Max Havelaar
Fashion & Fair Trade by Belgian Designers

Max Havelaar, the Fair trade label, together with Modo Bruxellae and the Brussels Fashion Fair (BFF), asked a number of designers to create a new model based on Fair Trade cotton. A first, with creations by Cloé Billiet, Ethic Wear-Marie Cabanac, Françoise Pendville & Isa Tio, L&A Maëthger, Marina Yee, Sofie D’Hoore, Valérie Berckmans, Aleksandra Paszkowska/Y-Dress and Veronique Branquinho.


Elodie Antoine - 10 maart > 30 mei 2006

The bridal suite

The bridal suite
Exhibition inspired by the novel “La robe de mariée” (The Wedding Dress) by Valérie Nimal. 

Visitors entered the bridal suite. A dress, a bed, textile sculptures by Elodie Antoine. A few red marks and words scattered here and there. A refrain that echoes the book by Valérie Nimal weaves the threads of this intimate story. Sculptures and texts converse with one another within the white cocoon. 

2005

Domaine de la Lice - 25 November > 31 December 2005

Tapestry cartoons

Tapestry cartoons
The Museum hosted the prize-winning works of the 16th “Domaine de la Lice” competition. This competition aims to promote new talent and encourage research in the field of tapestry cartoons. A tapestry cartoon is a life-size model of the tapestry to be created. It may be produced in two or three dimensions and is used by the heddle setter to make the tapestry. The ten prize-winners employed techniques as varied as pastels, engraving and photography.


Ariane de Briey - 29 September > 14 November 2005

Silk Veils

Silk Veils
Thanks to its transparency, the light weft is a metaphor for the individual and collective memory, for a past that infers the present and the future. Looking at our life through what we have experienced.  

Using metaphors relating to sap and bark, and drawing from traditional mythologies, Ariane de Briey unwinds at leisure the thread that forms the weft of the individual, be it physical, psychological or spiritual. 

23 June > 13 September 2005

The garden of accessories

The garden of accessories

End-of-year work of the Dress Designer Section at Francisco Ferrer College

The pieces of work created by students in the Art Department at Francisco Ferrer College were selected to embody creation in the world of the garden. The Garden of Accessories, mocking the “Accessories Trade Fair” focuses on the bags, hats and jewellery of modern fashion. 

Convinced of the importance of accessorisation in the world of fashion today, the young designers sought to use this exhibition space to express their impressions of trends, creation and industry. 

11 February > 15 April 2005

Croatian Lace

Croatian Lace
For almost three centuries, Brussels was one of the leading lace centres. It was therefore particulary interesting to welcome this exhibition devoted to lace production in the young Republic of Croatia. Three production centres each follow their own tradition: Lepoglava with its bobbin lace, the island of Pag with its needlepoint lace and the town of Hvar with its original technique, adapted from its natural resources: lace made using agave fibres. Special efforts are now being made in respect of these old, yet still vibrant traditions in a quest to safeguard this natural cultural wealth.  

2004

29 October > 31 December 2004

Foashon in silk

Foashon in silk

As part of the Modo Bruxellae dress designer’s career

Using the same length of fabric, eleven designers created a model in silk reflecting their own style especially for this exhibition: Mieke Cosyn, Nicolas Woit, Y-Dress, Valerie Berckmans, Ada R, Carine Lauwers, Aurore Jean, Jennifer Defays, Olivia Hainaut, Azniv Afsar and Jean-Paul Knott.

Francisco Ferrer College 25 June > 5 October 2004

Fashion accessories - Nostalgia and modernity ?

Fashion accessories - Nostalgia and modernity ?
As an essential complement to fashion, accessories are exhibited at the Costume and Lace Museum. Timeless, imaginative, fun, sophisticated, colourful: staged by design students from Francisco Ferrer College, accessories oscillate between ‘Nostalgia and Modernity’. 

Domaine de la Lice 23 April > 8 June 2004

Miniature Tapestries competition

Miniature Tapestries competition
The artists grouped together at the “Domaine de la Lice” explore new avenues of contemporary tapestry creation. In response to the traditional idea of large creations, research is carried out into miniature tapestries. The basic principle of interlacing threads is observed, while materials, dimensions and shapes lend themselves to unlimited inventiveness. The tapestry can become a sculpture, to be placed on a surface or hung. Its small size is no hindrance when it comes to enticing the viewer into a world of poetry.