Freya Scoggins. Binary Code Jumper, 2018, cotton yarn.
Textiles and fashion designer Freya Scoggins will be showing a selection of work from her ‘Modern Renaissance’ collection. This collection combines the art and innovation of the Italian Renaissance with modern industrial functionalism and computer programming. The renaissance, meaning “rebirth”, was an intense period of rediscovery and innovation in art and science. We are going through a renaissance now, a rediscovery of information through the Internet, and innovation in technology. In these knitwear pieces a renaissance poem, said to inspire Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’, is translated into binary code and knitted on a punchcard-operated knitting machine. The garments are ornate and luscious, as in the renaissance style, but practical and contemporary to the modern renaissance woman.