Fashion in Motion at the V&A showcases the work of leading international designers through one-off catwalk events. This innovative programme strives to show fashion as it is meant to be seen: in motion. For the museum’s next Fashion in Motion edition, the V&A are collaborating with knitwear collective Sibling to present highlights from the London-based label’s menswear collection.
With four free catwalk shows taking place on Friday 21 November, attendees will be treated to an exclusive array of luxury knitwear items. Founded in 2008 by Sidney Bryan, Joe Bates and Cozette McCreery, the fashion collective are known for their colourful and playful take on knitted garments, and their menswear collective has a distinctive look with alternative and outlandish designs. Inspired by a range of sources, Sibling’s creative style is a combined reflection on life in London and merges the graphics of West Side Story’s cinematography, youth tribes, music and reportage photography. Their designs range from menswear staples such as a knitted trucker jacket to crochet pieces and sequin-encrusted leopard twinsets.
For the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series, the Sibling founders have chosen a selection of iconic menswear items, which will showcase the label’s modern and exciting reworking of classic knitwear and denim design with humorous and colourful elements. Catwalk audiences can expect to see a daring collection of pieces including Knit Monster, emblazoned with skulls and Frankenstein heads in an exclusive pattern called Scare Isle.
By participating in the V&A’s programme, the collective joins a prestigious line-up of Fashion in Motion designers, including Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Giles Deacon, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jenny Packham, Meadham Kirchhoff, Missoni, Roksanda Ilincic, Vivienne Westwood and Yoji Yamamoto.
Fashion in Motion: Sibling, 21 November, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL.
For further information on the V&A Fashion Collection, visit www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion.
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1.Sibling collective, Knit Monster. Courtesy of the V&A and Thomas Giddings Photography.