A collection by Madeleine Coisne, MoMu Award winner 2014
For someone her age, Madeleine Coisne is very much imbued with a sense of history. She relates this to her childhood memories which still influence her today, like her father’s double buckle shoes which she integrated in her collection. Her mother’s taste for strange objects with a soul, with a historical and emotional value, might also have something to do with it.
Her mix of old and new shapes and abstract patterns with historical references show that labels like ‘old’ and ‘new’ are very relative.
After graduating, Madeleine Coisne started working at Christian Dior as a graphic designer. She works on all the womenswear collections, haute couture and prêt-à-porter.
Every year, MoMu awards a prize to one of the graduating Master students of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp: originality, a strong visual language and craftsmanship are key ingredients for a collection to win a prize.
The MoMu Award gives a single student the opportunity to present his or her collection in an exhibition at the MoMu Gallery.
Special thanks to Madeleine Coisne, Charlotte De Gier, Ronald Stoops and Etienne Tordoir.