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Renaissance, Antwerp

One of the favourite stores of the Hunters in Antwerp is Renaissance. The multi-brand store is located next to the MoMu (Fashion Museum). The store merges  directional fashion with fine dining in the heart of Antwerp. Realised by acclaimed Belgian architect Glenn Sestig, the 800 sqm boutique and restaurant delivers bold statements in light, colour and atmosphere beneath the distinguished dome of the ModeNatie building. Sweeping lines and a monochrome décor provide a striking backdrop for designer collections from across the globe (Victoria Beckham, Closed, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Neill Barett and more). The international selection of contemporary womens and menswear reflects a diverse aesthetic – from uptown New York streetwear to established Parisian prêt-à-porter, emerging LA avant-garde and fine Italian eveningwear. Hunter Niels treated himself with a shirt and shorts from Unconditional. While their friends were having a carpaccio and pasta at the terrace, Niels and Linda were shopping. We love food, but this time fashion won.


Last week Hunter Niels was in Rome and did his cultural thing, by visiting Lagerfelds photography exhibition. This weekend the Hunters will visit Anwerp. Of course the visit wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Fashion Museum Momu. The exhibition now seen is all about knitwear.

Unravel. The exhibition about knitwear in fashion. From March 16th until August 14th in MoMu Antwerpen.

The exhibition will highlight the most important decades in fashion knitwear and prove the popularity of knitwear on and off the catwalk.  Onravel introduces  a wide range of masterpieces in jersey, with the focus on designer clothing. An exquitsite selection of international, national designers and fashion houses (Ann Salens, Vivienne Westwoord, Sonia Rykiel, Misson), historical fashion pieces (Schiaperelli, Patou, Chanel)and more daring, avant-garde silhouettes of famous designers and newcomers in international fashion scene (Sandra Backlund, Maison Martin Margiela, Mark Fast).

For the next season FW11/12 the collections consists of a lot of knitwear. Knitwear in clothing like jackets, waistcoats, pants but also in bags and shoes. The true Norwegian print is much beyond. Knitwear is all but old fashion, knitwear is hot and trendy and still a important fabric for the fashion industry.

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