PARIS, Feb 22, 2008 / FW/ — From Wednesday, 12 March, through Sunday, 17 August 2008, the Fashion Museum of the Province of Antwerp (MoMu) will present the exhibition ‘Moi, Veronique, Branquinho TOuTe NUe, marking the 10th 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 1997. In 2003, she added her men’s line and opened her flagship store in Antwerp.
In her first retrospective exhibition, the designer let us look inside her ambiguous, suggestive world, where birch forests bathe in moonlight and men warm themselves around a fireplace with glasses of whisky.
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 constant in Veronique’s world: attracting and repelling, playing and pushing away again. Things are never what they seem. The woman is 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 curios, never giving anything 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.
Moi, Veronique, Branquinho TOuTe NUe
Dates: Mar 12 – Aug 17, 2008
Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp – MoMu