The Fashion Museum Antwerp reopens its doors on Saturday after being forced to close earlier this year due to a problem with the air conditioning.
After three years of renovations, the museum had reopened only a few months ago, but was forced to close soon after. "This second time is the good one," said the museum director Kaat Debo. "The new closure, coming so soon after opening, was a bitter pill to swallow, but we seized the opportunity to dot the i's and make sure everything was perfect."
"We also worked hard on two new exhibitions which we are opening at this very moment," she added.
The first, entitled 'Mirror Mirror - Fashion and the psyche,' is a collaboration with the Dr Guislain Museum in Ghent on themes such as the personal experience of the body, dysmorphophobia, human responses and the symbiosis between art, fashion and technology.
The second, 'Exploding Fashion - From 2D to 3D-to-3D animation,' offers an insight into the making of 20th century fashion patterns in collaboration with Central Saint Martins of the University of the Arts in London.
The exhibitions are the main feature of a reopening weekend organised by the museum on Saturday and Sunday, along with many free activities.