From Wednesday March 12th through Sunday 17 August 17th the Fashion Museum of the Province of Antwerp (MoMu) will present the exhibition ‘MOI, VERONIQUE. Branquinho, to(u)t(e) nu(e)’, marking the tenth anniversary of the Veronique Branquinho designer label.
Veronique Branquinho graduated from the fashion department of the Antwerp Royal Academy in 1995. She first presented her women’s collection in Paris in October of 1997. In 2003 she added her men’s line and opened her flagship store in Antwerp.
In this first retrospective exhibition the designer lets us look inside her ambiguous, suggestive world, where birch forests bathe in moonlight and men warm themselves around a fireplace with glasses of whiskey. She gives an overview of the themes and atmospheres that have been decisive in her work and give her collections her unique signature. References to film, photography and music, which continue to reappear in her presentations and visual language, will also receive ample attention.
Duality is a constant in Veronique’s world: attracting and repelling, playing and pushing away again. Things are never what they seem. The woman in Veronique’s oeuvre is at once innocent and erotic, playful yet severe, mysterious and always complex. Returning elements, such as long dresses and concealing capes make one curious, never giving everything away.
Veronique Branquinho has invited the Blitz collective – writer Oscar van den Boogaard, actor Steven Van Watermeulen and Sven Grooten of B-architects – to help her hone her concept and scenography for the exhibition.
Guest curators: Veronique Branquinho and Blitz
MOI, VERONIQUE. Branquinho, to(u)t(e) nu(e) can be seen from Wednesday, March 12, 2008, through Sunday, August 17, 2008, at the Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Nationalestraat 28, 2000 Antwerp. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM. Tickets are sold until 5.30 PM.