Autumn/Winter 18/19

The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2018/19 presents seven fashion-oriented themes, presenting a collection of the latest commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.

In addition, The Wool Lab Sport and The Wool Lab Denim will return this season, with each of the popular books updated to include the latest innovations and technical fabrics.

Themes

Visionarie (daydreaming)

Visionarie (daydreaming)

Inspirations

The rigour and clean shape of tailored suits takes place in unexpected landscapes, creating a new world where everything is possible. Escape from reality with sophisticated irony.

Materials

100% wool, wool/cashmere, wool/silk, wool/mohair

Structures & Patterns

Pinstripes, checks, flannel, Glen check, Prince of Wales, classical revised

Jersey & Knitwear

Lightweight knit

Colours

Blue, grey, cold brown, deep green

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

Monochrome

Monochrome

Inspirations

The elegance in simplicity. The game of contrasts of materials in monochromatic layering. Fluid fabrics for sophisticated dresses are combined with bulky knits and soft coats with different volumes, completing the feminine figure.

Materials

100% wool, wool/cashmere, wool/silk, wool/mohair

Structures & Patterns

Satin, sequins, crêpe, double weave, coats, flannels

Jersey & Knitwear

Bulky knit, bouclé, hand knitting, soft jersey

Colours

Pastels, mélange grey, deep green, teal, grape

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

Bauhaus

Bauhaus

Inspirations

Shapes and colours inspired by European art movements of the early decades of the 1900s that were the expression of a crucial moment in the 20th Century, creating a new interaction between technology and culture. Form and function are represented in geometries and evident colour contrasts, colour inserts in unique pieces and in jacquard knitwear.

Materials

100% wool, wool/cashmere, wool/silk, wool/cotton, wool/polyester

Structures & Patterns

Double weave, velour, brushed coats, stripes, checks, graphic jacquard

Jersey & Knitwear

Jacquard, cut and sew

Colours

Primary and bright colours

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

 

Fiesta Patronal

Fiesta Patronal

Inspirations

Taking inspiration from traditional colours, patterns and techniques of South American cultures which are blended with the most traditional fabrics and textures for a contemporary and ethnic style. An international urban vernacular.

Materials

100% Wool, wool/alpaca, wool/cotton, wool/cashmere, wool/synthetic fibres

Structures & Patterns

Jacquard, embroidery, prints, embellished, checks, classic woollen patterns, flannels

Jersey & Knitwear

Jacquard

Colours

Neutrals, bright colours

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

 

London Smoke

London Smoke

Inspirations

The fascinating and dark British atmosphere during the industrial revolution. Jackets with fitted cuts inspired by the end of 18th Century clothing are paired with loose-fit trousers for a modern mysterious time-traveller dandy.

Materials

100% wool, wool/cotton, wool/linen, wool/hemp

Structures & Patterns

Jacquard, tweed, houndstooth, salt and pepper, flannels

Dyeing & Finishings

Overdye, washed, used

Colours

Black, grey, deep colours

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

 

Co-living

Co-living

Inspirations

Living spaces are designed to bring people together. A generation of young people who have common interests share their workspaces, their dining rooms are their facilities, creating a new sense of community. A new and essential way of life more oriented to the inner being than to appearance.

Materials

100% wool, lambswool, wool/cotton, wool/mohair, wool/linen

Structures & Patterns

Plain, twill, flannel, fleece, denim

Jersey & Knitwear

Soft knit, rib jersey

Dyeing & Finishings

Soft hands

Colours

Black, grey, blue, brown, ecru, camel

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

Lab

Lab

Inspirations

A new way in fashion, old techniques, experimental technologies, fresh minds all mixed creating and transforming materials into unique products. It’s the new generation of artisans that creates their own style, like modern alchemists in their laboratories.

Materials

100% wool, wool/silk, wool/linen, wool/cotton, wool/polyester

Structures & Patterns

All possible surfaces

Techniques

Hand prints, hand stitching, hand embroidery, coating, hand dyed

Colours

Grey, black, blue, red, orange, silver, gold

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

Active

Active

Inspirations

The most technically performing wool fabrics and yarns, mixed with technical fibres, to ensure the best results during physical activity. Examples of this theme highlight the technology enriched with the most innovative finishing treatments, suitable to match every climate and discipline, indoor and outdoor.

Materials

100% wool, wool/polyester, wool/polyamide, wool/polypropylene, wool/polyurethane, wool plus cordura

Structures & Patterns

Plain, checks, double weave

Jersey & Knitwear

Seamless, plain, rib knit, Rome stitch, fleece, fake fur

Colours

Black, grey and all bright colours

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW1819:

Athleisure

Athleisure

Inspirations

Riding the wave of this increasing trend, athleisure blurs the line between fashion and activewear, with the latter being used in a non-active, casual way with a modern, stylish look. Merino wool’s ability to combine comfort and flexibility with casual elegance positions it well to cater to this growing market.

Materials

100% wool, wool/polyester, wool/silk, wool/polyamide, wool/tencel

Structures & Patterns

Bouclé panama, herringbone, diagonal, houndstooth, jacquard, padded wool

Jersey & Knitwear

Fleece, piquet, open knit, double jersey, fake fur

Colours

Neutrals and colour accents

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

 

The Wool Lab Denim #1

The Wool Lab Denim #1

Inspirations

Wool Denim fabrics are a new approach to improving the aesthetics of traditional denim fabric. New technologies allow fabric to be naturally dyed indigo. Garments in 100% Merino wool, or wool blended with cotton, acquire a modern look keeping all the natural qualities of this fibre.

Materials

100% wool, wool/cotton, wool/polyester, wool/linen, wool/silk

Structures & Patterns

Twill, plain, jacquard

Colours

Black, blue

 

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19:

 

The Wool Lab Denim #2

The Wool Lab Denim #2

Inspirations

Wool Denim fabrics are a new approach to improving the aesthetics of traditional denim fabric. New technologies allow fabric to be naturally dyed indigo. Garments in 100% Merino wool, or wool blended with cotton, acquire a modern look keeping all the natural qualities of this fibre.

Materials 

100% wool, wool/cotton, wool/polyester, wool/linen, wool/silk

Structures & Patterns

Twill, plain

Jersey & knitwear

Plain knit

Colours

Indigo blue

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW18/19: