MoMu Antwerp’s Re-opening Programme Continues by Aybuke Barkcin

Dear Shaded Viewers,

MoMu Antwerp continues to celebrate its re-opening with a city-wide fashion programming under Fashion 2.021 Antwerp – Fashion/Conscious.


A/part unveils a collection of 20 unique collaborations between established and emerging fashion designers, creative talent and Antwerp retailers including Raf Simons, Walter Beirendonck, Jan-Jan Van Essche and Meryll Rogge… The unexpected collection reveals a limited edition of products ranging from jewellery, to clothing to design objects, available for purchase at 20 selected Antwerp stores.


P.LACE.S, the latest exhibition as part of Fashion 2.021, explores the significant role the city of Antwerp played in the production and trade of lace throughout history. Presenting archival documents, historical lace, modernised fashion pieces and international collections, the space highlights the socio-economic and artistic importance of lace… starting a unique conversation between historical textile craft and contemporary fashion from a different perspective… playing on the past and present, history and technology.

The visitors will also have a chance to discover today’s innovative designers that are experimenting with lace such as; Iris van Herpen, Azzedine Alaïa, Prada, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.

Antwerp Cultural Walk

The Antwerp Cultural Walk plays out a suggested route through the city of Antwerp, featuring highlights from MoMu’s opening campaign, exclusive A/part retailers, Fashion Balls installations and concept store Graanmarkt 13, host of MoMu’s cafe.
Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: