28.08.20 > 13.06.21
For the first time in Belgium, a fashion museum is running an exhibition on men's fashion. The exhibition covers various styles - from the “Great Masculine Renunciation” of the late 18th century to the androgynous fashion of today.
This exhibition celebrates the creativity, inventiveness and talent of contemporary designers. It showcases the work of many Belgian designers, such as Raf Simons, Walter Van Beirendonck, Namacheko, Mosaert, Xavier Delcour as well as international designers and fashion labels, such as Off-White, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Stephen, Giorgio Armani, Comme des Garçons and Westwood & McLaren. It also explores how men's fashion captures and inspires the ever-changing notion of masculinity... or rather masculinities!
28.08.20 > 03.01.21
The Fashion & Lace Museum ex(poses) itself!
Fashion Room #2
What does the Fashion & Lace Museum hold onto in this day and age? How does the museum adapt to the spread of fashion by influencers or Fashion Houses? Which pieces are in our collections and why?
Trends move quickly in the fashion industry. However, fashion gains a different temporality in a museum, as fashion is of the present and thus cannot be fully represented by the presentation of collections or styles on the street. The major changes that have taken place over recent years have led us to question the future of the museum: new materials and innovative techniques, an increase in the number of collections, a rise in the number of creators, influencers sharing fashion on a massive scale, etc. In your opinion, what is the role of a fashion museum? Please share your thoughts on our Facebook page.