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The Fashion and Textile Museum, London presents its new exhibtion

Knitwear:   Chanel to Westwood


Displaying pieces from the the 1920s to the noughties,

the show chronicles the evolution of knitwear as

high fashion and avant garde creations.

All of the garments showcased are from the private collection of

vintage clothing dealers Mark and Cleo Butterfield.


Of additional interest is the examination of inspiration

from art movements such as Punk, Pop and Deconstruction

as well as insight into current innovative approaches to

knitwear design and manufacturing.

(image from underlinesmagazine):

FTM knitwear show, chanel to westwood from underlinesmagazinecom dsc_0667

Some of the designers whose works are featured include:

Coco Chanel,   the original “jersey girl” ; Kenzo,  conceptual perspective

Julian McDonald, Comme de Garcons, Vivienne Westwood and

emerging avant garde labels such as Sibling.

Whether you have a specific passion for knitwear design,

fashion and technology or just a love of anything fashion –

this exhibition is a must see.

Knitwear:  Chanel to Westwood

Fashion and Textile Museum, London

until 18 January 2015

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