After I heard about this exhibition at the Fashion & Textiles Museum I was really excited to go. Chanel is one of my favourite designers so to see some vintage work was really inspiring. The museum always has really good and interesting exhibitions, and this one was the same. The knitwear was really amazing and so were the designs. They ranged from chunky knits, to thin, fine knits. Swimwear, jumpers, Skirts, jackets and trousers all knitted. Designers from Missioni to Westwood were featured and their work was really incredible. Considering that the time they were making them they didn't have the kind of technology that we have today, the work was perfect.
CHANEL TO WESTWOOD
Inspirational vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th century. Highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, 1930s woollen swimwear, 1970s Bill Gibb and conceptual garments from 1980s and 90s designers Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Julien MacDonald. An exciting combination of famous names and visually exciting pieces, the exhibition charts the influence of art movements Pop, Punk and Deconstruction alongside new knitwear technologies and design innovation.
I really loved this jacket that i saw in the museum. I saw that it was created by Rayon knitting. I had never used this kind of material before, i had only used normal wool yarn for knitting. I thought it looked so interesting on display, especially how neat and exact the finishings were on the garment it was really beautiful.
The dress was made in the same way, the designs on this dress were roses and they were so detailed it was really gorgeous to see. I really loved this dress, especially with the contrasting necklace clolours to the brown. I thought it was really striking.