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ANTWERP: Couture in Colour

From the 1930s until their shuttering in 2002, the Swiss firm Abraham was responsible for some of the most sumptuous printed silks and textiles on the market, working closely with heavyweights such as Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Elsa Schiaparelli, Pierre Balmain, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristóbal Balenciaga on both haute couture and prêt-à-porter looks. From now until August, you can admire these stunning creations in person at MoMu Fashion Museum in Antwerp. Silks & Prints from the Abraham Archive: Couture in Colour is an elegant exploration of this storied company, and its relation to fashion and luxury throughout the 20th century. On display are sample books, photographs, textiles and looks from the impressive roster of names Abraham supplied, in addition to creations from contemporary designers such as Dries Van Noten, Diane Von Furstenberg and Peter Pilotto, who were invited to experiment with Abraham prints. If you’re in Antwerp this spring or summer, be sure to check out this lovely exhibition. — Ashley Churchill

Silks & Prints from the Abraham Archive: Couture in Colour

Runs now through August 11, 2013

MoMu

Nationalestraat 28 2000 Antwerp

Tel 03 470 27 70

Photos Courtesy of MoMu

 

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