The Antwerp Hundreds

Portraits of a city's people, today

To mark the release of our Warriors edition, we've teamed up with This is Antwerp to bring you 100 Antwerp Warriors, a 100-strong selection of local movers and shakers setting the tone for the neighbourhood of tomorrow. From design and architecture to contemporary art and politics, these are the creatives shaping the narrative of the future.

MoMu

MoMu

Fashion museum

Unavoidable in Antwerp, MoMu – short for ‘Modemuseum’ – has been the city’s de facto fashion landmark ever since opening in 2002. Set in a majestic 19th Century former ‘New England’ men’s clothing store in the heart of Antwerp’s high fashion district centred around the Nationalestraat, MoMu’s not your average museum. There’s no permanent collection, and temporary exhibitions that seek to pair art and couture, placing fashion in a socio-political context by emphasizing the historical significance of clothing are organised twice yearly. Alongside its curatorial endeavours, the museum also functions as a research centre that conserves and collects Belgian fashion, while boasting a library of more than 15.000 books on historical and contemporary couture and textile.

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Photography Thomas Ost