New World Wool
As new Chinese designers emerge and consumer tastes mature, China’s relationship with Australian Merino wool has grown to encompass luxury, designer and mainstream retail and high-tech processing facilities. We celebrate 50 years of a powerful cross-cultural relationship spanning trade, economy and creativity by looking to the future of Chinese design.
A Sum of Parts
The understated simplicity of Ruchika Sachdeva's womenswear label belies the heart and mind that she puts into it. An alumna of the London College of Fashion, Sachdeva founded Bodice on the principles of minimalism and menswear tailoring traditions. Her cool-girl cuts and monochrome colours are immensely wearable, and always comfortable. Here's the story behind this year's International Woolmark Prize winner, Bodice Studio.
Shoot: Wool for all seasons
Maria ke Fisherman wool jumper; Liberum wool shirt; Christopher Esber coat.
Prada tee and wool blazer; Jac + Jack wool half-zip jumper; Nicholas Daley wool kilt.
Vintage Coogi wool sweater; Finisterre wool jacket.
Strateas Carlucci wool jumper; Koché wool coat; Nagnata shorts.
Strateas Carlucci wool jumper and leggings; Akiko Aoki wool coat; Prada hat.
Westwood wool tank (blue); Edition wool bra top (red); Miu Miu wool cardigan; Maria ke Fisherman wool jumper (tied around waist); Finisterre wool-filled jacket; vintage Comme des Garçons wool skirt.
Discovered wool jumper; Gucci jeans. Gucci shirt; Vivienne Westwood wool jumper; Sportmax wool dress and coat; Miu Miu denim skirt.
Finisterre wool jumper; Daniel w. Fletcher wool corset; Liberum wool jacket and trousers.
Angel Chen wool parka; vintage St Sophia Paris wool skirt; stylist’s own blanket; Solognac gumboots.
Maria ke Fisherman knitted wool dress; vintage wool coat and headpiece; Uniqlo wool socks; Gucci sandals.