Masculinities

Exhibition 28.08.20 > 13.06.21

In Belgium, men’s fashion designers are among the most influential in the world. However, up until now, no Belgian museum had delved into the subject of men’s fashion. Experience the Museum’s latest exhibition – Masculinities – and discover the world of male fashion and its development through time. From the “Great Male Renunciation” at the end of the 18th century to the genderless fashion trends of 2021, including the suit and tie!

 

The reservation of your visit is compulsory via our reservation platform.

 

Exhibition Masculinities_Fashion & Lace

An exhibition that shines a light on the male wardrobe

Just like femininity, which casts its reflection onto man, the idea of masculinity has also evolved over time. Over the centuries, men have changed their appearance. Until the 18th century, male clothing was characterised by bright and sophisticated forms, far removed from the sober outfits that later became the norm. Since the 1980s, man has regained a certain freedom in terms of dress. But have the taboos really been cast aside?

Off White & Namacheko © Catwalkpictures

Masculinities: an unmissable exhibition in Brussels in 2021

The Brussels Fashion & Lace Museum invites you to come and admire the work of luminaries from the world of fashion: Beauduin-Masson, Brioni, Comme des Garçons, Craig Green, Dries Van Noten, Giorgio Armani, Hardy Amies, Hedi Slimane, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean-Paul Knott, John Stephen, JW Anderson, Mosaert, Namacheko, Off- White, OWN, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci, Sami Tillouche, Undercover, Vêtements, Walter Van Beirendonck, Westwood & McLaren, Xavier Delcour, Y / Project and many more.

Xavier Delcour © Catwalkpictures

Portraits

During the Masculinities exhibition, the residents of Brussels shared their views on men’s fashion with us.

 

These confessions are surprising, captivating and passionate. The various portraits are available on our

The exhibition

Masculinities looks at how fashion designers play with codes and references to shape our representation of manhood. Their influence is far-reaching, for although their collections may only be worn by a small percentage of the population, the exposure given to these styles undoubtedly contributes to the spread of alternative interpretations of the mainstream model.