A collection by Alexandra Verschueren, MoMu Award winner 2009
Alexandra Verschueren: “This collection began when I accidentally stumbled on a film on YouTube and, around the same time, saw the work of the German artist Thomas Demand at the Tate Modern.
In short, I play with the tension between textiles and paper. I play with form. What you see is not always what you get."
In 2010, Alexandra Verschueren won the Grand Prix du Jury L’Oréal Professionnel at the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères. In 2015, she obtained a Doctorate in the Arts from the University of Antwerp with a study entitled `Doing Fashion Design: Autoethnographic Reflections in Dialogue with Architecture´, written while she designed, produced, and marketed six collections of her own. She now lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.
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 Alexandra Verschueren, Frederik Heyman and Etienne Tordoir.