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For MOMU3 X BULO, MoMu invited visual artist Frederik Heyman to work on the MoMu collection, in a way that transcends the static character of a traditional exhibition. For MOMU3, Heyman creates, in collaboration with graphic artist Wout Bosschaert, 3 fashion films in which he infuses the rich collection of the ModeMuseum with digital life by using 3D scans and manipulations.

The video is divided in three parts: Embroidery, Skirts and Motifs.

EMBROIDERY: Embroidery is a decorating technique which is still being used in fashion today, from a minimalist accent to a piece which is completely covered. Variation in color, application and choice of embroidery threads, other materials and production (by manual labour or mechanical).
Featuring: Two dresses in silk crêpe decorated with bead embroidery, Huis Timmermans Lier, 1925-27, MoMu collection T86/65 and T86/126 / Dress in crêpe decorated with embroidery in mohair and appliqué embroidery in silk crêpe, Olivier Theyskens for Rochas, F/W 2003-04, MoMu collection T09/674AB / Ensemble with coat in silk decorated with embroidery and bead embroidery, a blouse and pants in printed silk, Dries Van Noten, S/S 2008, MoMu collection T09/48 and T09/50.

SKIRTS: Skirts largely define the silhout of a woman in fashion trends. They can be straight and tight to wide and bulky. The latter is obtained by cutting folds and frowns, wether or not in combination with one or more underskirts or by using so called paniers, crinolines, or bustles: constructions in reed, metal or plastic that hold the dress or skirt away from the body.
Featuring: Jacket in printed cotton, 1770-1790 and skirt in quilted silk satin, 1750-90, MoMu collection T12/15/B8 and T13/348/B91 / Ensemble with jacket in cotton with silver coating, and skirt in cotton, partly with silver coating, with plastic baleens, decorated with trimmings, Yohji Yamamoto, S/S 2008, MoMu collection T09/1 and T09/2 / Ensemble with jacket in tweed, skirt in a mixture of silk, manmade silk and lurex with crinoline in cotton and plastic baleens, leather stiletto boots and an oversized hat in felt, Walter Van Beirendonck, F/W 2010-11.

MOTIFS: For centuries motifs have decorated tissues figurative or abstract in a variation of colours, that are applied in a variation of techniques: painted, printed, embroided, weaved. The motif can be used sparingly or abundantly, small or large, clear or gauzy,… it’s the tailor and designer who choose to use the motif (or not), in combination with a pattern to come to a creation with his or her signature that describes a contemporary fashion image.
Featuring: Jacket in woolen jacquard weave with kashmir pattern, decorated with silk trimmings, ca. 1885, MoMu collection T12/108/M27 / Dress and stole in printed organza silk, Christian Dior, ca. 1954, MoMu collection T12/98AB/J204 / Dress in digital printed silk, Peter Pilotto, S/S 2012, MoMu collection T12/820

The films are also on view in a video installation at the renewed Bulo headquarters in Mechelen from October 11th until November 30th (free entrance).

MOMU3 – film credits: Art direction by Frederik Heyman, 3D Scans & 3D designs by Wout Bosschaert, Music & sound design by Golden Hum, Curated by Kaat Debo.

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