Antwerp, city of fashion
Antwerp enjoys a special status in the fashion world. As a small city, it has managed to cement its position for several decades, alongside such international powerhouses as Paris, London, Milan and New York. Our city has acquired this status thanks to the strong reputation of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the MoMu fashion museum and the creativity and innovativeness of fashion entrepreneurs who were trained in Antwerp. The city also has a unique and qualitative retail offering.
The city of Antwerp seeks to continue this legacy and developed targeted actions to cement and grow its position as an international fashion city. Capitalizing on bottom-up initiatives from the anchors and the market, the city aims to cultivate an environment of support for emerging talent and entrepreneurship while strengthening Antwerp's brand image in afshion on a local and international level.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp | Fashion Department
Antwerp’s Fashion Department is internationally-acclaimed and is the source for our reputation as a fashion city. Every year, exceptional talent that garners international coverage graduates from Antwerp’s Fashion Department.
The Academy is consistently included in the top 10 unofficial rankings of world-class fashion programmes. The Fashion Department gave us our strong past and an active and creative present, in addition to being the breeding ground for future talent.
The city provides robust support to this academic training programme, which is a mainstay and anchor of our fashion city
MoMu | Fashion Museum in Antwerp
The ModeMuseum or Fashion Museum is located in the heart of the Fashion District and presents a unique and socially relevant perspective on (international) fashion culture. The museum’s clout and reputation are used to introduce contemporary Antwerp designers to international visitors.
MoMu is a very dynamic museum, which maintains active ties with the contemporary fashion culture. The museum presents two temporary exhibitions every year, each time in a sensational scenography. For every exhibition, the space is completely transformed to engulf visitors in the world of the designer or the theme.
The MoMu possesses a unique collection of clothing, accessories and fabrics. Primarily the work of Belgian designers and alumni of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy but also from various designers from the comtemporary international fashion world.