Tilda Swinton for Sandra Backlund

Tilda Swinton for Sandra Backlund. Published in Another Magazine, Autumn 2009. Photo by Craig McDeanK. Styling by Panos Yiapanis.

With Unravel. Knitwear in Fashion, MoMu presents an exhibition about a material that is very familiar to all of us: knitwear. The exhibition, whichruns from 16/03 until 14/08, 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 will address the important decades of knitwear in fashion, demonstrating knitwear’s popularity both on and off the catwalk and unravelling the changing status of the relationship between knitwear and fashion. Unravel. Knitwear in Fashion will introduce the visitor to a wide variety of exquisite knitted garments and accessories from across the last centuries, with a focus on high fashion pieces and their vernacular interpretations.

Top pieces by national and international designers and labels (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 diversity of knitwear in high fashion.

Unravel. Knitwear in Fashion.
Until August 14th, 2011 at the MoMu
Every day (except Monday) from 10AM to 6PM
Admission €7 / €5 (Reduction) / €1 (-26) / Free (-12)