`How to catch a fish´

MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

A collection by Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors, MoMu Award winner 2016

In 2016, Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors (°1992, Wilrijk/Antwerp, Belgium) received the MoMu Award and showed her collection `How To Catch A Fish´ in the MoMu Gallery.

Come and join us for a virtual tour through the exhibition and discover Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors's collection.

Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors’s collection is a statement against the fast-moving rhythm of the times: a search for authentic simplicity and the bare necessities for a happy life characterise her work.

Her eye caught an article that said: “We catch the fish faster than they procreate”, and she asked herself if this is the way we should proceed and if this makes us truly happy.

Her collection takes a step back and looks at the world with fresh eyes, bare feet in the grass, connecting with nature.

A positive and optimistic outlook on life in complex times, slow fashion as a breath of fresh air and inspiration.

Artists such as David Hockney, Alex Katz and Ellsworth Kelly provide Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors with different visions for portraying nature: she creates her own graphic universe which narrates her journey into this world and a quest for happiness.

The strength of her colour use and clear lines of her work present a personal take on femininity.

Handmade and fragile, lightweight garments are adorned with assemblages of ‘found clothes’.

Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors presents a private and patient take on daily life, taking time for things which cannot be rushed.

Following her graduation, Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors was offered an internship position at Simone Rocha in London, where she was living and working for six months.

After that, she moved back to Antwerp, to start a fashion brand together with her mother, who already has a knitwear brand in Belgium. Their first collection of printed silk dresses is launched in October 2017.


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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 Monica Ho, Charlotte De Geyter Pittoors and Michaël Smits.

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