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Fabric piece of pink and orange triangular shapes, sewn together by Louise Bourgeois, on cover of 'Echo, Wrapped in Memory', by Lannoo Publishers.


Wrapped in Memory

By (author) Elisa De Wyngaert
By (author) Lou Stoppard


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  • Echo explores the intimate connection between clothing and memory
  • With a focus on the works of artist Louise Bourgeois, designer Simone Rocha, and choreographer and dancer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
  • A unique look at garments that reveal the life story of their previous wearers
  • Published to accompany an exhibition at MoMu (Fashion Museum Antwerp) from 15 October 2023-18 March 2024
Full Description

The essays and interviews in this book – published in conjunction with the exhibition Echo – explore the personal, universal and tactile memories of baby, child and motherhood, aging and nostalgia, handmaking and repair, and both the physical and emotional memories of clothing. The book features precious childhood drawings by designers Martin Margiela, Christian Lacroix, Mikio Sakabe, Bernhard Willhelm, Simone Rocha, Jean Paul Gaultier, amongst others. Alongside contemporary art and fashion, Echo sheds a unique light on the idea of the private, domestic, and quotidian by including ‘imperfect’ garments from the MoMu Collection: garments that reveal the presence of their previous wearers, that tell stories of a life lived, of scars, sweat, tears, and joy.

About the Author

Elisa De Wyngaert is an art and fashion historian and curator. Since 2015, she has been a curator at MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp where she has curated different exhibitions and publications including SOFT? Tactile Dialogues, E/MOTION - Fashion in Transition and Mirror Mirror - Fashion & the Psyche. Lou Stoppard is a London-based writer and curator. She has written for The Financial Times, Aperture, The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Lannoo Publishers
21st Nov 2023
Paperback / softback
World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
260 mm x 210 mm
176 Pages
120 color, 40 b&w
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