Spring/Summer 18

The Wool lab Spring Summer 2018 BagThe Wool Lab Spring/Summer 2018 continues to inspire and connect designers with the world’s best commercially available wool fabrics and yarns manufactures.

The Wool Lab SS18 five out of six themes to a style that is suitable for both womenswear and menswear, highlighting the continuation in the rise of androgynous dressing, and one theme is exclusively addressed to womenswear.

The Wool Lab Sport makes a return in this edition, highlighting a selection technical fabrics and yarns produced for activewear, suitable for all seasons, presented in two distinct moods: Active and Athleisure.

And, for the first time, The Wool Lab will also include two books dedicated to Wool Denim.

Themes

English Gentlemen At Lord's

English Gentlemen At Lord's

Inspirations

The finest and lightweight Merino wool fabrics and natural fibre blends are used to create summer sports jackets, blazers, suits and waistcoats with trousers.

Materials 

Wool, Wool/Mohair, Wool/Silk, Wool/Cotton

Structures & Patterns 

Plain, Pinstripe, Vichy, Seersucker, Herringbone, Stripes, Windowpane, Check & Overcheck

Jersey & Knitwear

Very fine knit & jersey, micro-jacquard patterns

Colours

Pastel colours, navy blue, red and white.

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS18:

The Wool Lab English Gentlemen At Lord's

Top Right Photo Credits: George Garner

One Piece

One Piece

From the dress to the jumpsuit, the one piece with its multiple styles is the new wardrobe hero for women who choose the comfort and sharp shape of a single cloth for an up-to-date style.

Materials 

Wool, wool/cotton, wool/tencel, wool/silk

Structures & Patterns 

Plain, twill, jacquard, print

Jersey & Knitwear

Fine jersey, striped jersey

Colours

White, black, beige, blue, bright colours

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS18:

The Wool Lab One Piece

Top Right Photo Credits: Andrés Sarlosi/Lineashow

Flea Market

Flea Market

Inspirations

The culture of creating your own style searching out unique pieces full of personality in markets and secret places across the world, seeking for emerging young brands, mixed with timeless pieces, becomes the style of all generations.

Materials 

Wool, wool/silk, wool/cotton, wool/linen, wool/nylon, wool/polyester

Structures & Patterns 

Panama, satin, voile, various patterns, prints, jacquard, stripes

Jersey & Knitwear

Jacquard jersey, rib knit, stripes

Colours

White, blue, red, black, brown, orange, yellow, beige

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS18:

The Wool Lab Flea Market

Top Right Photo Credits: Malte Jaeger/Laif/Contrasto

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Inspirations

The simple elegance inspired by a florist’s intimate world. A way of life: comfortable, relaxed, positive and humble. A beautiful simplicity.

Materials 

Wool, wool/viscose, wool/linen, wool/cotton, wool/rayon, wool/tencel, wool/silk

Structures & Patterns 

Plain, panama, twill, stripes, dobby, chambray, gauze, nature elements print, micro pattern, denim, double face

Jersey & Knitwear

Jersey, terry cloth

Colours

Neutrals, green shades, blue, lavender

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS18:

The Wool Lab Secret Garden

Top Right Photo Credits: Guglielmo Profeti

On The Road

On The Road

Inspirations

The desire to leave and to travel aimlessly. The spirit of freedom that has always driven young people to discover the world in search of themselves, without thoughts.

Materials 

100% wool, wool/cotton, wool/linen

Structures & Patterns 

Checks, stripes, prints, denim

Jersey & Knitwear

Terry cloth, mélange jersey, fleece

Colours

Blue, yellow, orange, light blue, brown, military green

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS18:

The Wool Lab On The Road

Top Right Photo Credits: Elisa Gianni, Andrés Sarlosi/Lineashow

Laboratorio

Laboratorio

Inspirations

A new way in fashion; old techniques, experimental technologies and fresh minds all mixed to create and transform 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

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS18:

The Wool Lab Laboratorio

Top Right Photo Credits: Guglielmo Profeti

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/polypropilene, 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 SS18:

The Wool Lab Active

Top Right Photo Credits: Performed with Stoll ADF technology. Photo by Andrés Sarlosi/Lineashow

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, herrinbone, 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 SS18:

The Wool Lab Athleisure

Top Right Photo Credits: Andrés Sarlosi/Lineashow

The Wool Lab Denim

The Wool Lab Denim

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.

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 SS18:

The Wool Lab Denim

Top Right Photo Credits: Kychan/Unsplash.com

The Wool Lab Denim

The Wool Lab Denim

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.

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 SS18:

The Wool Lab Denim

Top Right Photo Credits: Suit 3x8 Concept The Makers – Wool Denim Manifattura 1887 – Berto Industria Tessile