The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2012/13Print
The Autumn/Winter 2012/13 collection is the inaugural edition of The Wool Lab.
The Wool Lab’s seven inspirations for Autumn/Winter 2012/13 are:
1. The Tweed Run:
Inspiring the special event at Pitti Uomo in June 2011 (see below) the classic, traditional tweed, full of charm and style, in its most contemporary versions – lighter and softer, in colours and patterns inspired by typical British outerwear. Shetland yarns are mixed here with the softest Merino wool.
Telling the story of the emerging new preppy, sophisticated version of the WASP American style of the 1950s and 60s. A selection of high quality fabrics and yarns boasting the original patterns and renewed in unexpected colours.
It represents the wide themes of ecology and sustainability in all their textile expressions – the most authentic and simple ones highlighted with romantic accents.
4. Genoa’s Harbour:
The new way to express the worker and utility taste in all its unique style. An unexpected elegance embodied in the most refined fabrics and yarns.
It is the new folk, collecting stimuli from the Navajo aesthetic and from the handmade and artisanal textiles present in the world, produced in different cultures and countries. Coloured, always surprising and embracing freedom of expression.
A close up on the fabrics and woollens structure. Braiding, tactile effects and special processing that emphasise wool’s natural elasticity.
7. Limited Edition:
It includes fabrics and yarns of the most elegant and precious Merino wool in the world. The most exclusive production, the finest fabrics in the world.
Other trade shows where Autumn Winter 2012/13 edition of The Wool Lab has been exhibited include:
- SpinExpo, New York, USA, July 2011
- Sourcing at Magic, Las Vegas, USA, August 2011
- SpinExpo, Shanghai, China, September 2011
- Munich Fabric Start, Munich, Germany, September 2011
- Milano Unica, Milan, Italy, September 2011
- Première Vision, Paris, France, September 2011
- Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, October 2011
For further information and for the opportunity to view The Wool Lab, please contact your local Woolmark office.