MoMu, the mode museum in Antwerp, set up an exhibition dedicated to knitwear. At the exhibion you can see high fashion pieces, incredible knitted garments from the most famous fashion designers such as Ann Salens, Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Missoni and Chanel but also new designers like Sandra Backlund, Maison Martin Margiela, Mark Fast.
Among all these designer there is also Benetton with his 40 years experience in the knitting field.
Karen Van Godtsenhoven, who is the curator of the exhibition said about the designers: “most of them work with raw Merino wool, they don’t use synthetic fabrics, and they produce their garments partly by hand and partly on a machine but manually. Exploring all the techniques, forms and materials, they end up with an endless array of possibilities. Knitting is an almost mathematical affair to them, and yet the result is highly individual. Talented designers can discover an unlimited playground for experiment in knitwear, and I look forward to what the future holds for them”. (quotes taken from the interview with Siska Lyssens)
The museum has around 25000 dresses from the XVI till nowadays.