Issuu on Google+

A CELEBRATION OF WOOL IN THE 21st CENTURY EXHIBITION APRIL 2012 Sydney Australia •


WOOL MODERN has been conceived to showcase the very best in fashion and design in wool. To remind the world that wool is the fibre of choice for the most exciting and cutting edge designers and decorators, and to inspire the next generation of talent to embrace wool in their own work. Wool is, of course, one of the oldest fibres known to man. So it is easy to overlook its extraordinary modernity and versatility. With its strong eco credentials, its biodegradability and sustainability, wool has a special relevance on a planet of finite natural resources where the alternatives to wool are too often oil-based synthetics. It was our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, who first noticed that, for all its advantages, wool was under pressure. In all the wool-producing countries, sheep were in sharp decline (in Britain, breeding ewe numbers had fallen from over 20 million to 14.5 million) and the prices farmers were obtaining for their wool clip was far lower than the cost of shearing. HRH feared that, unless something was done about it, we might one day live in a world without wool, with fields and uplands empty of sheep.

Thank you to the Campaign for Wool patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for making this possible.

The Campaign for Wool he inspired, which is spear headed by Britain, Australia and New Zealand but which draws together all parts of the wool industry around the world is rapidly rolling out across markets from the United States to China and Japan and has been established to champion the wonders of wool. It involves everyone from shepherds and sheep farmers to High Street and high-end brands and retailers; from artisans to spinners and weavers. In its first two years it has already madE A significant positive impact on the perception and viability of wool. We would like to thank the numerous important designers who have kindly loaned their work to WOOL MODERN, our brilliant curator Charlotte Lurot and her team, and the no less brilliant Kara Hurry for project management. Our Chairman John Thorley and I, and all the Directors of The Campaign for Wool, hope you find the exhibition exciting and stimulating. Nicholas Coleridge Vice Chairman, The Campaign for Wool Managing Director, Conde Nast Publications Ltd.


On a summer’s day in 1980, my late relative, Sir John Betjeman, arrived unannounced at our cottage in Wiltshire. He wore a perfectly cut but rather crumpled pinstripe suit and tie. Over this formal attire, he had chosen to wear a glorious floor-length wool robe in a vivid patchwork of red, orange and peacock blue. Just a little girl at the time, I had never seen such a daring and contradictory outfit – and I thought he looked utterly magnificent. When the Campaign for Wool asked me to curate the Wool Modern exhibition, this image of bold self-expression popped into my head and has largely informed my creative direction - seeking out a striking juxtaposition between traditional craftsmanship and unbridled creativity. The objective of Wool Modern is to showcase wool as perhaps the most diverse, sustainable and desirable of natural fibres. The exhibition features works in wool by some of the world’s most remarkable creative talents in fashion, interiors, art and conceptual design. Sculpted, knitted, tailored, draped, embroidered or woven, the unifying thread is the remarkable use of wool in each piece. I think Dame Vivienne Westwood said it best, “If silk is the queen, cotton the aunt and linen the uncle, then Wool is the King”. My sincere thanks go to every one of our remarkable exhibitors, many of whom have created original pieces for the exhibition; to the Campaign for Wool for providing this important creative platform; to Nicholas Coleridge for his encouragement and vision; to Kara Hurry for her belief and tireless dedication; and to my brilliant team in London and Paris for their support, ideas and commitment.

Charlotte Lurot Curator, WOOL MODERN


^ Gold Embellished Asymmetric Bustier Dress By Alexander McQueen

%

%

Shibori Motif Coat By Akira Isogawa

The Penguin By Alice Palmer

Autumn/Winter 2008/09

January 2010

Akira Isogawa aims to translate fabrics into soft and romantic silhouettes and prefers utilising natural fibres. The ‘Shibori Motif’ has been used on this special jacquard wool coat.

PART OF THE ALICE PALMER A/W 2010 ‘BATMAN’ COLLECTION IN WHICH UNCONVENTIONAL KNITTING TECHNIQUES WERE UTILISED. The designs are aesthetic, contextual and wearable with incredible tactile surfaces.

Composition: 88% merino wool, 12% silk

Composition: 80% merino wool, 20% lurex

^

Wool Installation By Angela Wright September 2011

Pre-Autumn/Winter 2011 Draped in an asymmetric style, the colour and gold military buttons are all references to the Navy uniform. The design is unique with the juxtaposition of felt wool against gold embellishment, an unusual combination for an evening dress. Composition: 100% felt wool

“I prepare the hanks of undyed wool that I use in my installations over several weeks. I lay down very long parallel threads which I pull off wool-wound cones, the bulk builds up over time as the twisted strands cling together. I am aware of the softness of the wool, the way in which the lanolin smooths my skin, its evocative warm smell, the changes of its colour in different lights; last but not least the tiny pieces of twig and branCH colours make me feel the wool is not long off the sheep’s back.” ANGELA WRIGHT Composition: 100% wool from Curtis Wools Direct


^

^

Ernie By Bethany JEAN Fancher

One Cut Stools By Britta Teleman

2003

2009

Bethany began using wool in 2003 when she decided to stop using toxic materials in her sculpture practice. Since realising that with wool she could make any shape, envelop and connect any object, Bethany appreciates the warm and gentle, yet strong and tenacious, qualities of the fibre.

The One Cut Stools are built up by layering pieces of wool felt. Seat and base are one unity. The pieces exist in two shapes that share the same die but look totally different. Ultimately it is designed by its user, who can arrange colours, order and height. It can be rebuilt, fall to pieces and yet never break, showing wool’s true durability.

Composition: 100% carded wool batts from Custom Woolen Mills Composition: wool felt by Nordifa AB

%

%

ERDEM CARPET By Brintons

Dress By Camilla and Marc

September 2011

2012

RENOWNED FOR HIS EXQUISITE PRINTS AND SURFACE TEXTURES, ERDEM CREATED A FLORAL MOTIF TO BE WOVEN INTO A BESPOKE CARPET RUNWAY BY BRINTONS. Recognising that wool is a vast renewable source Brintons use the fleece from one in six British sheep to manufacture its extensive range of carpets.

Brother and sister team Camilla and Marc have created this multi-layered wool dress in line with their signature look of luxe fabrications, clean tailoring and modern silhouettes. The dress is cleverly structured using boning to give a distinctive shape.

Composition: w  oven axminster 80% wool, 20% nylon

Composition: 70% merino wool, 20% polyester, 10% cashmere


%

%

Woolamina By Charlotte Olympia

Stitch Stools By Claire-Anne O’Brien

2009

2011

”I enjoy working with unconventional material when designing shoes, especially when their attributes include different textures and rich colour ways.” CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA

The Stitch Stools collection is inspired by elements of the knitted stitch itself such as rings and loops. These structures are revealed and celebrated through exaggerated scale, in bold colour and TEXTURAL forms. Sheep’s wool is constructed into playful statement pieces.

Composition: u  pper 100% wool by Abraham Moons sole and lining 100% leather

^ Souvenir Pieux Ou Le Piètement De La Croix By Christian Lacroix

Composition: 1 00% wool from Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers

^

Warrior Dress By Collette Dinnigan Autumn/Winter 2012/13

2000 PRODUCED IN THE LACE CONSERVATORY IN BAYEUX, FRANCE, A WORK OF ART SHOWCASING EXQUISITE HAUTE-COUTURE TECHNIQUES. FINE GAUGE WOOL KNIT CASCADES, UNRAVELS AND REFORMS INTO INTRICATE ANTIQUE LACE; TINGED AND ‘DISCOLOURED’ TO CREATE AN ARTEFACT RATHER THAN A GARMENT. Composition: w  ool knit into lace using antique lace, silk and cotton

Collette Dinnigan draws inspiration from the influences that surround her – a place, a person, a café, a flower… This wool jersey dress combines the natural qualities of wool, feathers and glass to create a truly striking piece. Composition: 100% Australian wool jersey with feathers and glass beaded sleeves and trim


^

^

SIGNATURE WOOL TUNIC BY CourrÉges

OFF THE SHOULDER Black Wool Dress By David Koma

1973

Autumn/Winter 2009/10

André Courréges was celebrated for modernistic use of wool. from the inception of his Haute Couture house in 1961. This embellished and branded dress encapsulates his instantly recognizable and iconic aesthetic.

“I love to work with shapes. My collections are always based on strong and sculptural silhouettes. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS QUALITY AND A PERFECT FIT. FINE WOOL IS MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE FABRIC TO WORK WITH - IT GIVES YOU ALL.” David Koma

Composition: w  ool with a low blend of acrylic loaned from The Darnell Collection

Composition: 1 00% wool embellishment – 100% brass lining – 100% silk

%

%

Hand Knitted Dress By Craig Lawrence

Inverness Cape By E. Tautz

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

2011

CRAIG LAWRENCE CONTINUES TO INNOVATE WITH TEXTILES AND INTRODUCE NEW TECHNIQUES TO HIS COLLECTIONS. IN THIS PIECE, CUTTING-EDGE TEXTILES AND INNOVATIVE KNITWEAR TECHNIQUES ARE REALISED IN WOOL adding a new dimension to this revolutionary young designer’s unique vision and appeal.

“There is no material we work with more than wool because there’s no better fibre for making cloth. It can be worked into shape, it endures, it takes any dye, it has a life and lustre like no other material.” Patrick Grant Composition: 1 00% wool from Hainsworth & Sons Ltd.

Composition: 1 00% woven wool fabric that has been stripped using a handknit looped technique. fabric from Fox Brothers & Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Linglong Textile Co., Ltd.


%

%

Tainted Love Dress with Vaudeville Bomber Jacket By ELLERY

Emma Elizabeth Has Lost Her Marbles By Emma Elizabeth 2012

2012 Three rugs created in keeping with the self-created ethos of Emma Elizabeth that, “Design is nothing without style and style is nothing without design.”

ELLERY has always worked with wool and employs innovative as well as functional techniques, as demonstrated by this dress and jacket. The wool for the ‘Tainted Love’ dress was hand crafted by textile artist, Debra Ellery, for her daughter Kym to use in the piece.

Composition: 100% wool

Composition: w  ool, French Guipure lace, leather, lurex wool rib hand felted onto cotton georgette

^

^

Structure Skirt By Emilio de la Morena

Savannah Coat By Erdem

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

March 2011

“The skirt epitomises the elegant and structured style I was aiming for. This teamed with a top in sheer organza paired with applied wool sections embroidered in swirling zigzag woollen ribbon add to the austere nature of the piece.” EMILIO DE LA MORENA

ERDEM IS A MASTER OF BEAUTIFUL PRINT AND EXQUISITE SURFACE TEXTURE. THIS PRINTED WOOL TRENCH SEES ERDEM USE WOOL AS HIS CANVAS: “Inspired by having something masculine and oversized. I love the idea of someone wearing a canvas.” Erdem Moralioglu

Composition: 1 00% wool.

Composition: 80% wool, 20% polyamide

elements of silk organza and silk satin


^

^

Abracadabra By Erickson Beamon

Mangas Campana by Gandia Blasco by Patricia Urquiola (from Chaplins Furniture Ltd)

August 2011

2008 “I loved working with this beautiful fine merino wool, the softness created an elegant drape and was so easy to work with.” Erickson Beamon

Mangas is based on a patchwork of different wool knits, to create a collection of various typologies with different shapes. Designed by Patricia Urquiola.

Composition: 1 00% merino wool from Johnstons of Elgin. embellished with crystal and 24-carat gold plated brass

Composition: 100% wool

%

%

JUMPER By Established & Sons

The Egg Twin By Giles Deacon

2010

Autumn/Winter 2009/10

The Jumper chair consists of one continuous woollen knitted cover with qualities very much like that of a jumper, the knitted cover is “worn” over the wooden structure and bent steel legs. The cover is knitted on a knit and wear machine that is skilled for clothing garments, however this is where the fashion and design production processes divide. Once the garment is completed it is then run through a high temperature wash to attain a felted seamless and upholstered effect, eradicating most of the stretch from the wool and presenting a high quality fabric that is suitable for contract application.

Made from heavy felt and trimmed with roving wool with grograin bonded armholes and an internal fez.

Composition: wool with steel and beech wood frame

Composition: 100% heavy wool felt


%

%

Kaleidoscope Pom Pom Machine by Gorman

Queens Chair By Isabel Berglund

2008

2011

Created in Gorman’s typically whimsical style this piece has been created from what the designer refers to as the “fruit of the field” - wool. The use of a distinctive colour palette has helped to achieve a thoroughly modern and directional take on knitwear.

“Queens Chair” is a green hand-knitted woollen sculpture that explores the space between body and object. The piece is open to dual interpretation, designed to be perceived as both a woman sitting on a CHAISE LONGUE and a mermaid. The work “Queens Chair” is made to lie in between art, design and fashion.

Composition: merino wool 54%, angora wool 16%, cotton 22%, nylon 8%

Composition: wool

^

^

Lanolamp By Henry Wilson

Wool tailored jacket with long pleated dress By J.JS Lee

2012

2011 ‘Lanolamp’ is a conceptual lighting design intended to reveal the remarkable properties of lanolin (the natural grease that comes off when cleaning wool), with its changing state from cool to warm, and it’s varying levels of opacity. Henry Wilson’s work has been inspired by the work of ‘Next Architects’ based in the Netherlands who investigate the effect of using melting fats to diffuse light. Composition: lanolin, aluminium, glass (reclaimed ‘bunker’ light)

“…MANY WOOL FABRICS ARE IDEALLY SUITED TO CREATING STRUCTURE, PARTICULARLY IN TAILORING. WOOL ALWAYS SEEMS MODERN, EVEN THOUGH IT IS ONE OF OUR MOST ANCIENT FIBRES.” Jackie JS Lee Composition: 100% wool


^

^

Matisse ‘Snail’ By Jenny Kee

Necklaceswing - Wohnschmuck By Johanna Richter

1976

2010

Designed in 1976, this hand knitted wool garment was part of Jenny Kee’s Art Knit range which drew inspiration from the work of her favourite artist, Matisse. The cut-out and collage effects were based upon photographs of Matisse’s work from the 1950s.

An accessory for the home that is also a fashion item. The inspiration for this design came from the antiphonies between an object in the home and a piece of jewellery. A swing-come-necklace – a new way of looking at what furniture is all about. Composition: 100% wool felt

Composition: wool and mohair

%

%

Wool Light By Jessica Nebel

Men’s Ready-to-Wear By JOHN GALLIANO

2007

Autumn/Winter 2007/08

Wool Light is a ceiling sculpture which exudes soft light from folds of pure wool, thus promoting a warm atmosphere around it, Revealing a unique structure of shadows within its fluffy tufts. It is an invitation to sit back and gaze into the landscape of ever-changing patterns.

A mythical creation incorporating knitted, felted and boiled wool.

Composition: merino wool and paper

Composition: wool


%

%

Women’s Ready-to-Wear By JOHN GALLIANO

Ready-to-Wear/Knitwear By Julien Macdonald

Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Autumn/Winter 2010/11 A modern and sculptural interpretation of the celebrated Aran knit showcasing Macdonald’s mastery of knitwear.

Sleeveless wool dress with moulded and padded front pockets and felt wool oversized hat.

Composition: wool

Composition: wool

^

^

Flower Bomb Gown By Josh Goot

Collage Coat By JW Anderson

2012

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

This simple yet elegant evening gown demonstrates Josh Goot’s ability to engage natural fibres when creating beautifully wearable garments.

The coat is based on the idea of collage and the mixing of different elements and textures to form a new a shape, a new architecture. The coat is made in England, which is also a key design philosophy of J.W.Anderson.

Composition: merino wool with silk blend Composition: wool with angora back with mohair pleats


^

^

Dahlia By Kai Linke

Men’s Ready-to-Wear By Lanvin

2004

Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Dahlia is an inter-changeable seat object. It is a combination of a seat cushion and a stool. The user can easily change the seat position. In the compact position you can use Dahlia as a comfortable cushion on the floor. If you turn the cushion vertical, you can open it up and many layers of felt are connected with each other. The results are several new seat variations, such as a stool or a bench for two people. When completely unfolded, it looks like the dahlia flower.

A SOFT, FLUID ENSEMBLE OF TROUSERS, VEST, CUMMERBUND, JACKET AND GLOVES ALL KNITTED IN DIFFERENT STITCHES IN WOOL, CREATED BY LANVIN’S MENSWEAR DESIGNER, LUCAS OSSENDRIJVER. Composition: c  oat – 100% wool jacket – 100% wool trousers – 100% wool shirt – 100% merino wool

Composition: 1 00% wool felt by M&K Fllze Gmbh. constructed using glue and magnets

%

%

Sleeping Beauty By Kinder Aggugini

Women’s Ready-to-Wear By Lanvin

Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Autumn/Winter 2010/11

In origin this cloth was designed for a specific costume for the English national ballet, the idea was to represent sleeping beauty, as she falls asleep under a spell and gets entangled in her own bundle that she was spinning.

FINE, WASHED WOOL IS MASTERFULLY DRAPED AND PINNED OVER A CORSETED UNDER-GARMENT BY WORLD RENOWNED DESIGNER ALBER ELBAZ FOR LANVIN. Composition: 100% washed stretch wool

“Wool is one of the most amazing materials to work with. Not only is it natural and organic but also extremely malleable. We have been using it for centuries and still find ways to make amazing things out of it.” Kinder Aggugini Composition: wool with angora and cotton


%

%

Routa By Laurent Hongisto

Top Artisanal Tresse By Maison Martin Margiela

2008

Spring/Summer 2009/10

“This object was first born as a vase that I designed based on a 5-stringed harp. Here the soft wool cuts through the harder wood material representing in a way the melodies of the harp used as a weapon; the more plastic material becomes the leading one.” Laurent Hongisto

HANKS OF YARN ARE DRAWN TOGETHER INTO THICK WOOLEN ROPE, AND KNITTED INTO AN EXAGGERATED STITCH MOTIF, ADORNING A MOULDED ‘BREASTPLATE’. Composition: wool

Composition: a  tmospheric led lamp in curved rosewood and wool felt. wool felt by BWF Tec GmbH

^

^

Pinkyknits By Laxtons Specialist Yarns

Wolf in sheeps clothing By Mark Fast

2011

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

This unusual wool rug is made from a continuous rope of ‘Pinkyknits’ finger knitting yarn, stitched together in a spiral design. Using a chunky yarn originally made for hand knitting, and spun in the UK by Laxtons Specialist Yarns, this creative piece shows the versatility of wool in terms of handle, resilience and design.

The jacket represents the robotic wolf; the dress underneath is a continuity of knitting technique; the severity of the structure correlates with the anger and strength of the wolfs instinct to kill. “The wool knits so perfectly; working with a yarn which has roots in the history of knitting has been a great opportunity.” Mark Fast

Composition: 100% wool Composition: 75% merino wool, 25% lycra


^

DRESS By Michael Lo Sordo

Untitled no.1 By Nick Gray in collaboration with Silent Studios & Jack Banks

2011

2011 “When using wool, not only do I get quality and innovation, but using such a diverse natural fibre inspires me.” This inspiration can be seen in the inventive way Michael Lo Sordo has hand printed and burned boiled wool to give the effect of a rough, gold, natural finish to this dress.

Abstract LED lights become a hypnotic digital painting as we speed in our minds eye from a summer dawn in the countryside, to a night-time in the neon city. Binaural 3D sound envelopes the viewer, describing a very physical sense of place throughout a constantly shifting landscape.

Composition: 100% wool Composition: wool, led lights, binaural sound

%

%

Gangerykah By Nasir Mazhar

Mega Core Rug By Nick Radford Rugs

July 2011

2011

“I think it’s always so easy and kind to work with (wool), everything about it is comforting.” Nasir Mazhar

Combining world-leading technology with the finest strong wool New Zealand has to offer, this piece challenges textural boundaries and turns beautifully felted yarns into luxuriously soft, totally unique shag, loop and plush piles. For even the most discerning, this specially crafted flooring textile invokes surprise and is irresistible to the touch.

Composition: 92% wool by Laxtons Specialist Yarns

Composition: 100% felted wool


%

%

Dyed in the Wool By Not Tom

Pretend By Penny Chan

2011

April 2012

Based on capillary action – a forest of wool-wrapped “trees” sit in individual pots of dye. Over a period of days, the dye will seep up the trees, transforming them into multicoloured “degrades” of colour. Inspired by traditional dying techniques.

A striking piece demonstrating the versatility of wool in creating strong, sculptural lines alongside fine, delicate knit. Composition: wool and mohair blend

Composition: wool top by H Dawson Sons & Co.

^

^

suit By Paul Smith

Twinset By Pringle of Scotland in collaboration with Tilda Swinton

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

2011 “Wool is always my first choice because it is natural, it works, it’s substantial - you can’t do better than use wool.” Paul Smith Composition: wool and mohair, by John Foster

Designed by Tilda Swinton and made by Pringle of Scotland – a new twist on the traditional twinset. It is fashioned in a style originally designed by Tilda’s grandmother but with her personal touch and own hand adornments. Composition: 100% wool


^

^

dress By Qiu Hao

ONE SHOULDERED CROCHET DRESS By Romance was Born

2008

SPRING/SUMMER 2009/10

Winner of the 2008 Woolmark Prize, this sculptural merino wool dress demonstrates razor sharp tailoring and smooth deconstruction, balanced by a measure of softness. The overall effect is a piece that is part garment and part work of art.

Romance Was Born show their ability to go beyond trends to create garments in a style that is recognised globally. These pieces show a striking combination of colour and texture in a unique and interesting way.

Composition: 100% merino wool

Collection: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Photo: Marinco Kojdanovski

Composition: 100% wool with nylon lining

%

%

LIMO COLLECTION By Rick Owens

Knitted Wool Top By Sandra Backlund

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

2009

“I like the primal associations of hair from an animal woven into mouldable pliable panels like the insulation blanket/cape Joseph Beuys wore in his performance piece “I like America and America likes me” IN WHICH HE LIVED with a wild coyote for 3 days in a gallery. When I think of wool, that’s the first thing I think of.” Rick Owens

Up until the collection for AW2009 Sandra Backlund had been knitting everything herself by hand. Then she was introduced to the long tradition of Italian top knit wear production, the challenge was to add to the collections some unique pieces inspired by Sandra’s handmade collections. This top is one of the five garments that came out of this first test.

Composition: p  illbug cocoon jacket – 80% wool, 20% polyamide pillar skirt – 80% wool, 20% polyamide hat – 100% merino wool

Composition: 100% wool


%

%

Scouting 1 By Sansovino6

Dress By Shao Jia

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

2008

The inspiration for the outfit is taken from work wear and modern day scouting, it is a uniform without restrictions that takes you from the desktop to the dance floor. The outfit uses both knitted and boiled merino wool.

Shao Jia’s ethos is to re-assess the concept of simplicity in fashion through cut, construction and technique. Runner up in the 2008 Woolmark Prize, this unrepentantly urban style merino wool dress has been created with this in mind.

Composition: 100% merino wool

Composition: 100% merino wool

^

^

No Heater Winter Chair By Sarah King

Knit Monster By SIBLING

April 2012

Autumn/Winter 2010

Demonstrating wool’s suitability for use in furniture, this wonderfully cosy chair of wool blanket upholstery allows you to wrap yourself up in it for warmth. An intriguing design and a beautiful example of wools natural diversity.

SIBLING ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR IRREVERENT TAKE ON TRADITIONAL KNITWEAR. IN ‘KNIT MONSTER’ THE NORMALLY CONSERVATIVE FAIR ISLE PATTERN IS EMBLAZONED WITH SKULLS AND FRANKENSTEIN HEADS TO CREATE SIBLING’S OWN “SCARE ISLE”. THIS ViVID MOTIF FEATURES ACROSS AN ENTIRE HEAD-TO-TOE LOOK, COMPLETE WITH MOHAWK ADORNED BALACLAVA.

Composition: 100% wool upholstery with wood frame Composition: 80% wool, 20% cashmere Photograph by: Thomas Giddings


^

^

Tulle and Tweed Crombie Coat By Simone Rocha

Catsuit in Jacquard de Paine Graphique By Thierry Mugler

2011

Autumn/Winter 1993/94 The Tulle and Tweed Crombie Coat takes inspiration from the past and present, taking the traditional and romanticising it.

A FINE KNITTED WOOL CATSUIT FEATURING AN OPTICAL DIAMOND GRAPHIC MOTIF. IN ICONIC MUGLER STYLE, THE PIECE IS COMPLETED WITH A LEATHER HARNESS, COLLAR AND UTILITY BELT/SKIRT.

Composition: f abric one – 100% wool fabric two – 80% wool, 10% cashmere, 10% silk by Abraham Moon & Sons

Composition: 96% wool, 4% lycra Shoes in photography by Charlotte Olympia.

%

%

Women’s Ready-to-Wear By Sonia Rykiel

Waiter in Wool By Thom Browne

Autumn/Winter 2005/06

Autumn/Winter 2011/12

Heavy knitted ensemble incorporating a crinolined-skirt, jacket, bonnet, scarf and knitted jewellery.

The “Waiter in Wool” look was the opening runway look for the Thom Browne FW11-12 show.

Composition: wool

Composition: jacket – 100% wool vest – 100% wool shorts – 100% wool suspenders – cotton / polyester apron – mohair


%

%

Dress By Tina Kalivas

Dress By Willow

2012

APRIL 2012

Tina Kalivas’s unique style is seen in this multi-panelled, colour blocked wool dress which combines the use of wool felt and crepe with nylon mesh.

A fine demonstration of how natural materials can create a perfect synergy when used together. This luxurious dress features wool felt complemented by leather, both with a smooth and soft finish.

Composition: 1 00% wool dress, embellishment with nylon, cashmere and linen

Composition: 80% wool, 20% cashmere. Trim detail in leather.

^

^

Woolly Bully By Tom Binns

Prince Charming Wool Coat By Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2010/11

Wool in its natural form is a beautiful fibre. The contrast of the soft wool against the rusted barbed wire and shining vintage crystal makes it stand out. Composition: w  ool decorating rusted barbwire and vintage crystal

This coat is part of the Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Autumn-Winter 2010/11 collection entitled ‘Prince Charming’. “Be sustainable. Use wool.” Vivienne Westwood Composition: 100% wool

Photography: David Brook TIM ROBINSON


THANK YOU TO OUR INVALUABLE TRADE SUPPORTERS

THANK YOU TO OUR INVALUABLE TRADE SUPPORTERS

www.halifaxspinningcompany.co.uk www.moons.co.uk

www.customwoolenmills.com

www.filzfabrik.de

www.nordifa.se www.brintons.net

www.darnellcollection.com

www.bwf-group.de

www.foxflannel.com

www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk

www.john-foster.co.uk

www.LINGLONG.COM.CN

www.johnstonscashmere.com www.chaplins.co.uk

www.hdawson.co.uk

www.curtiswooldirect.co.uk

www.hainsworth.co.uk

www.gmodiano.com

www.laxtons.com

www.nickradford-rugs.com


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

The Woolmark is the world’s best known textile fibre brand. Owned by Australian Wool Innovation, The Woolmark company works throughout the global supply chain from woolgrower through to retailer. Australia is the world’s biggest producer of wool and the leader in fine apparel wool production.

Representing 50,000 UK sheep farmers, the British Wool Marketing Board markets the widest variety of wool available to the international textile industry.

I.W.T.O. New Zealand wool, grown on wide open, lush green pastures, is used throughout the world in some of the finest carpets, interior textiles, bedding and insulation products. Our fine wools are also used widely in high end apparel and leading performance wear.

Thank you to the international wool corporations who have provided strong support to The Campaign for Wool.

I.W.T.O. The International Wool Textile Organisation is the international body representing the interests of the world’s wool-textile trade and industry.

Goldstar International Express prides itself on offering a professional and customised range of courier services with greater flexibility and highly competitive rates than their competitors. Tel: +44 844 887 2535

The Campaign for Wool. Australian Wool Innovation, Level 30 HSBC Tower, 580 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 +61 2 8295 3100

www.campaignforwool.com.au Sebel Pier 1 is a proud sponsor of the WOOL MODERN exhibition in Sydney, Australia


www.woolmodern.com


Wool Modern