Exhibition

Supermarket of Style by Angelo Figus

Supermarket of style by Angelo Figus

In 2004, Angelo Figus created this Supermarket of Style, with which he pinpointed fashion trends for 2006. His intention was to demonstrate a strong vision of a world in which everything was knitted. Figus creating knitted versions of various status symbols, ranging from knitted Hermès, Vuitton and Chanel handbags to Louboutin shoes and Burberry trench coats, even including Rietveld and Le Corbusier chairs and vegetables, fruits and flowers, all made of knitted fabric. In this supermarket full of knitted icons, you could literally live and eat from knitwear.

Angelo Figus’ preference for jersey has to do with its multisided character. Figus views knitting as an art, as well as a science, as a result of creating each piece by hand. Each step in the production process (the choice of threads, stitches or machines, etc…) produces a new result and turns knitwear into a highly personal means of participating in and reading fashion.