Ode to Abraham
You don’t really think about it, but great minds like Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Cristóbal Balenciaga didn’t come up with all of their great work by themselves. They had great minds accompanying them, working with them, creating with them.
One of those helpers was the Swiss textile firm Abraham, a company that was specialized in printing silks and delivered exclusive fabrics to these designers. Today, the Abraham archives are housed at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, but from March 13th till August 11th, Belgian fashion museum MoMu in Antwerp will host a collection of colourful textile prints along with couture silhouettes by all of the designers mentioned above. Go see the exhibition if you can, and combine the trip with some serious fabric shopping on your own. Hey, great minds need help too right? [EH]
Pics by MoMu | Abraham Archives expo from March 13 - August 11 Fashion Museum Antwerp