I’m excited to share that this Spring one of my favorite fashion museums MoMu located in Antwerp will present, “Silk & Prints From The Abraham Archives: Couture In Color”. During the 1950s and 1960s, the couturiers Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristóbal Balenciaga all worked with the Swiss firm Abraham, which specialized in exclusive silk fabric printing. Today, the Abraham archives is an impressive collection of sample books, couture photos and textiles, housed at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich.
MoMu recaptures and expands on the exhibition, Soie Pirate: The Abraham Textile Archive Zurich, which was originally presented at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich 22/10/2010 – 20/02/2011. Silks & Prints From The Abraham Archives: Couture in Color focuses on the story of Abraham as well as European couture, art and luxury throughout the 20th century.
The exhibition at MoMu builds upon the original presentation adding couture silhouettes by Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. Most recently contemporary designers, including Dries Van Noten, Diane Von Furstenberg and Peter Pilotto, were invited to experiment with Abraham prints. The exhibition runs 03-12-13/08-11-13 www.momu.be