From Chanel to Westwood

Dec. 12, 2015 – March 6, 2016 Deze tentoonstelling is afgelopen
The exhibition Knitwear comprises over 150 ‘woolies’ from the famous English collection by Mark and Cleo Butterfield. It covers almost a hundred years of knitting history and includes rare designs exhibited for the first time.

Highlights include Chanel’s exclusive cardigan suits, knitted swimwear from the 1930s, ‘vibrating’ Missoni patterns from various decades, designs by Bill Gibb from the 1970s and later and innovative designs by Vivienne Westwood. 

inspirational 20th century fashion knitwear

The exhibition also includes crocheted evening dresses by ‘Coco’ Chanel from the 1930s and conceptual designs by Comme des Garçons and Julien MacDonald, as well as technical innovations, from knitting by hand to machine and industrial knitting, and the current renewed attention surrounding the craft.  

This exhibition is a collaboration with the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

Fair Isle Leopard credit Tom Giddings for SIBLING_2_LR.jpg
Fair Isle Leopard (Tom Giddings for SIBLING)


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Hand Knit Loop credit Christopher Dadey for SIBLING_LR.jpg
Hand Knit Loop (Christopher Dadey for SIBLING)