Autumn/Winter 17/18

An inspirational tool, the latest edition of The Wool Lab dedicates 3 out 7 themes to a style that is suitable for both womenswear and menswear, highlighting the continuation in the rise of androgynous dressing.

For the first time The Wool Lab dedicates a theme to homeware products and interior textiles, as wool fabrics continue to become increasingly popular outside of traditional men’s tailoring.

Themes

Gentleman's Ride

Gentleman's Ride

Inspirations

Inspired by The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride phenomenon that is spreading worldwide. The finest suit comes to be the dress code of contemporary men who are naturally able to combine an elegant style with an adventurous spirit.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Silk, Wool/Cashmere, Wool/Mohair

Structures & Patterns

Glenn Check, Prince of Wales, Pinstripes, Checks, Stripes, Flannel

Jersey & Knitwear

Lightweight Jersey

Colours

Blue, Grey, Black, Brownish, Colour Accents

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW17/18:

Gentlemen's Style swatches

Radical Culture

Radical Culture

Inspirations

The essence of the 1970s, the spirit of independence and femininity is reinterpreted by a new generation of women. The decades-old silhouettes and colours are redesigned to create a cutting-edge wardrobe.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Mohair, Wool/Silk, Wool/Cotton

Structures & Patterns

Macro-checks, Fancy coats, Pajama prints, Micro-flower prints

Yarns & Knitwear

Bouclè, Jacquard, Milan stitch

Colours

Burnt brown, Mustard, Teal, Dark camel, Orange, Blue

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW17/18:

Radical Culture swatches

Athleisure

Athleisure

Inspirations

Fashion elements are combined with functional pieces in order to create a new luxe look. Gently cut shapes made up of technical and performance fabrics express a relaxed and sophisticated lifestyle.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool blend with Technical fibres, Wool/Silk, Wool/Tencel, Wool/Viscose

Structures & Patterns

Panama, Twill, Plain, Geometric print, Padding, Quilting

Jersey & Knitwear

Fluid, Jacquard, Mesh

Colours

White, Black, Blue, Orange, Metallics

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW17/18:

Athleisure Swatches

Safe

Safe

Inspirations

The growing desire for safety and freedom develops into a way of life. The clothes are warm and protective, voluminous but lightweight, a functional and refined layer-on-layer style.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Cotton, Wool blend with Technical fibres

Structures & Patterns

Panama, Twill, Plain, Padded, Coated, Double weave, Triple weave

Jersey & Knitwear

Link link, Fleece, Chunky Knit

Colours

Grey, Blue, Black, Cold Green

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW17/18:

Safe swatches

Breakaway

Breakaway

Inspirations

Young generations that goes against the current in the way they live and in the way they dress. Different volumes and garments stolen from their parents’ wardrobe to create a unique mix of clothing, apparently random but fine-tuned in all the details.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Cotton, Wool/Polyester, Wool/Polyamide

Structures & Patterns

Twill, Plain, Classic Tartan checks, Denim

Yarns & Knitwear

Mouliné, Jacquard knit, Mélange

Colours

Black&white, Colour accent

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW17/18:

Breakaway Swatches

Urban Farmers

Urban Farmers

Inspirations

Nature reconquers urban spaces thanks to a new generation of farmers, who are representative of a ‘living and working locally’ approach to life. Traditional workwear combined with a stylish and personal touch is their day-to-day wardrobe.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Cotton, Wool/Linen, Wool/Hemp

Structures & Patterns

Chambray, Checks, Micro pattern, Denim, Canvas, Flannel, Viyella

Jersey & Knitwear

Mélange, Jacquard

Colours

Bright green, Grey, Blue, Brown, Orange, Aubergine

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW17/18:

Urban Farmers swatches

Laboratorio

Laboratorio

Inspirations

Patterns taken out of the archives, memories of handlooms come back to a new life. This is not only the products’ philosophy but the new artisan’s life philosophy as well. Life is a masterpiece of art. The places where it all happens is the secret. Wool is used mixing old and new technologies in order to create not only textiles for garments but also for homeware products that take part of the “new artisan world”.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Cotton, Wool/Silk, Wool/Hemp, Wool/Linen

Structures & Patterns

Jacquard, Geometrical patterns

Colours

Pastels, Bright tones

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW17/18:

Laboratorio swatches