UNRAVEL: Knitwear in Fashion
Scanning the last centuries for knitwear garments and accessories, MoMu focuses on high fashion pieces and their vernacular interpretations. Collections include couture and ready to wear pieces from (Ann Salens, Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni) historic couture pieces (Schiaparelli, Patou, Chanel) as well as more avant-garde and cutting edge pieces by established designers and newcomers on the international fashion scene (Sandra Backlund, Maison Martin Margiela, Mark Fast), will sit side by side to reveal the richness and diveristy of knitwear in high fashion. The exhibition addresses the important decades of knitwear in fashion, it will be showcased thematically showing the various roles Knitwear has plyed in social and fashion revolutions and will address knitwear's different and fluid association with comfort, wellbeing and chic.
With Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion, MoMu and Woolmark proudly present a mix of contemporary and classic knitwear design houses, as well as young designers and historical garments. The exhibition will challenge certain established ideas and show that far from being old-fashioned and dowdy – knitting is highly versatile, luxurious and a continuing source of inspiration for high end fashion.
The exhibition catalogue will be published by the Fashion Museum and Lannoo Publishers.
(as of March 16th 2011)