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Knitwear exhibition ONTRAFEL. Tricot in de Mode at the Fashion Museum (ModeMuseum, MOMU) in. The central design is a dress by Walter Van Beirendonck, inspired by the colourful clothing of the Hui'an women of Quanzhou, China. The flanking designs are by the German-born fashion designer Bernhard Wilhelm. On the left a jersey sweater with elbows like the heels of a sock, and a skirt with alternating strips of knitted wool and loose threads. On the right the Beefeater wool jacket and Superflyskirt jersey dress.

MoMu (Mode Museum) is the fashion museum of the Province of Antwerp, Belgium. Founded on 21 September 2002, the museum collects, conserves, studies and exhibit Belgian fashion. The museum is specifically focusing on Belgian contemporary fashion designers due to the arisen of group of Antwerp-trained fashion designers during the Eighties and Nineties(Martin Margiela, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, A.F. Vandevorst, etc.). The museum's first director was Linda Loppa who was also the founder and the director of the Fashion school of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp). The current director is Kaat Debo.


MoMu organises continually changing theme exhibitions about a designer of fashion-related theme in an exhibition space specifically adapted to each exhibition. Each exhibition is created around a total narrative in which not only articles of clothing are displayed, but a complete context is presented. For example, sources of inspiration for a designer, connections with other art disciplines, multimedia collaborations, etc. MoMu works with designers and their team to develop the exhibition concept and the design of the exhibition. MoMu's exhibitions have also travelled to London, Tokyo, Munich, Istanbul, Enschede and Melbourne. Below an overview of past, present and future exhibitions.