MAD Brussels - Mode and Design Centre

‘The Belgians’

5 June →
13 Sept.'15


An Unexpected Fashion Story

Surreal, avant-garde and explicit. These are three keywords that are usually associated with Belgian fashion, which is internationally recognised. This exhibition gives a unique historic overview of the DNA of Belgian fashion, starting with the legendary Antwerp Six (including Dries van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck and Ann Demeulemeester) and working up to the individualistic creations of Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst and Raf Simons. The exhibition also highlights the works of several influential players in various fashion and art disciplines. We will also touch upon the importance of the fashion academies, especially the Antwerp Academy and La Cambre in Brussels. Naturally this exhibition would not be complete without emerging talent like Jean-Paul Lespagnard and Christian Wijnants.

Curator: Didier Vervaeren

A.F. Vandevorst, Alice Knackfuss, Ali Abdulrashim, Angelo Figus, Anita Evenepoel, Ann Demeulemeester, Ann Salens, Annemie Verbeke, Bernhard Willhelm, Billie Mertens, Bruno Pieters, Carine Gilson, Carine Lauwers, Cathy Pill, Capara, Cédric Charlier, Cedric Jacquemyn, Christian Wijnants, Christophe Coppens, Christophe Beaufays, Danaqué, Damien Ravn, Devon Halfnight Leflufy, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk Van Saene, Dries Van Noten, Edouard Vermeulen , Elisabeth Claes, Elise Kopec, Elise Viste, Elze Lambrecht, Emmanuel Laurent, Eric Beauduin, Erik Verdonck, Filles à Papa, Françoise Dury, Franc’ Pairon, Gérald Watelet, Gioia Seghers, Haider Ackermann, Haus Coudeyre, Jan-Jan Van Essche, Jean Paul Knott, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Josephus Thimister, Jurgi Persoons, Katrien Van Hecke, Klaas Rommelaere, Kris Van Assche, Laetitia Crahay, Léa Peckre, Lena Lumelsky, Maison Norine, Manon Kündig, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Martin Margiela, Marina Yee, Minju Kim, Nele Berkmans, Nico Vegas, Nina Meert, Olivier Theyskens, Patrick Van Ommeslaeghe, Peter Pilotto, Pierre Antoine Vettorello, Raf Simons, Shone Puipia, KRJST, Tim Coppens, Tim Van Steenbergen, Demna Gvasalia, Véronique Leroy, Walter Van Beirendonck, Wim Bruynooghe, Yvette Lauwaert

Practical information


Exhibition rooms

COMBI 2 exhibitions
COMBI 2 exhibitions BOZAR-friends

COMBI 3 exhibitions
COMBI 3 exhibitions BOZAR-friends 

The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm, and until 9 pm on Thursdays.

Under 26? Only 2 € for an exhibition on Wednesdays!


On sale at the BOZAR BOUTIK
€ 34,99  - 31,50 (BOZAR-friends)
Promotion: Catalogue + BOZAR bag € 40 - 36,50 (BOZAR-friends)

Guided tours on demand via or +32 (0)70 344 577.
Price: € 75 – 95 (weekends and late-night openings)


Main partner


  • Fashion Museum province of Antwerp (MoMu)

Official Make-Up Partner