Belgian fashion is a major phenomenon on the international scene…
But did you know that Brussels is a hotbed for fashion? Through the talent of 32 designers, a new exhibition called Brussels Touch features this outstanding, countercurrent fashion scene, not yet known by the general public. This original exhibition can be seen at the Fashion & Lace Museum in Brussels from 27 August 2021 to 22 May 2022.
Showcasing its important permanent collection, and also loans from designers, the Fashion & Lace Museum proposes a deep dive into the savoir-faire, creativity and spirit of Brussels fashion. Brussels is perceived here as a fertile, open environment that spurs links and emotions, breathing life into Belgian design. If the Antwerp School is most often in the limelight, the Brussels Touch exhibition highlights the influence of Brussels’ creation on the international reputation of Belgian fashion starting in the 1980s.
Supported by internationally renowned schools such as La Cambre Mode[s], fashion creation in Brussels is marked by singularity and constant innovation.
To mirror the eclectic nature of Belgian fashion creation, the exhibition is presented in a free form showing 32 creators or creative entities: Annemie Verbeke, Anthony Vaccarello, Beauduin Masson, Cathy Pill, Cédric Charlier, Chevalier Masson, Christophe Coppens, David Szeto, Delvaux, Elvis Pompilio, Emmanuel Laurent, Eric Beauduin, Ester Manas, Ets Callatay, Gioia Seghers, Girls from Omsk, Jean Paul Knott, Jean Paul Lespagnard, Jose Enrique Ona Selfa, Julien Dossena, Laetitia Crahay, Lea Peckre, Marine Serre, Mosaert, Olivia Hainaut, Olivier Theyskens, Own, Union pour le Vêtement, Sami Tillouche, Sandrina Fasoli, Sofie d’Hoore, Tony Delcampe and Sandrine Rombaux, Xavier Delcour.
Fashion & Lace Museum
Housed in a set of historic houses in the heart of Brussels, a stone’s throw from the Grand-Place, the Fashion & Lace Museum preserves some 15,000 pieces of lace, clothing and accessories dating from the 16th century. Its collections are the most important in the world concerning the creation and the clothes industry in Brussels, which it aims to place in a Belgian and international context. The museum thus preserves the memory of Brussels fashion. For several years, the museum team has been strengthening the dialogue between history and contemporary fashion
For conservation reasons, the textiles cannot be displayed permanently. The museum therefore presents its collections mainly through temporary exhibitions composed of about a hundred pieces and silhouettes.
From 21 August 2021 to 22 May 2022
Fashion & Lace Museum (Mode & Dentelle Museum)
Rue de la Violette 12, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 213 44 50
Rates: 8€, 6€, 4€, Free for those under 18 years old and also the 1st Sunday of the month…