In the 16th century, Antwerp became one of Europe’s most important centres for the luxurious act of dyeing fabrics black. With the city having a strong connection with black color, the city’s Museum of Fashion hosts today an exhibition that illustrates the historic phases of the color black, with examples from painting, historic costume and contemporary fashion.
The exhibition also looks more deeply into the textures and the potentials of black in diverse materials, including fur, leather and lace and it includes masterpieces by contemporary designers and international couture houses, such as Givenchy (Riccardo Tisci), Chanel, Gareth Pugh, Dirk Van Saene and Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), all in black of course.
Till August 8th
MoMu – ModeMuseum Province of Antwerp
Nationalestraat 28, B-2000 Antwerp