Autumn/Winter 16/17

The Wool lab Autumn Winter 16/17 BagFor Autumn/Winter 2016/17 The Wool Lab showcases seven inspirational themes.

An inspirational tool, the latest edition of The Wool Lab dedicates four out seven themes to womenswear, as wool fabrics continue to become increasingly popular outside of traditional mens tailoring.

Menswear is by no means left out, with two themes representing not only the versatility of the fibre but also the breadth of styles available in contemporary menswear.

Themes

Androgyne

Androgyne

Inspirations

A modern man moves with the times in order to remain an expression of refinement and charm. The tradition of the made-to-measure ‘man’ suit is also fascinating for classy women who interpret perfectly this timeless elegance.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Mohair, Wool/Silk

Structures & Patterns

Glenn check, Pinstripe, Houndstooth

Colours

Grey, Blue, Black & White

Sample wool fabric swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17:

Posh

Posh

Inspirations

A new generation of young British men introduces a style that combines the distinctive elegance of the upper-class members with a contemporary twist. Formal jackets referencing the 1950s are made from traditional and refined textiles are the essential element of this trend.

Materials

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

Structures & Patterns

Crossbred, Cheviot, Omrè, Bird's eye, Glenn check, Saxony, Shetland, Tweed, Jacquard patterns.

Yarns

Mouliné, Jaspè, 2&3 ply

Knitwear

Very fine worsted Wool knit, Classic jacquard patterns

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17:

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17

Normdecor

Normdecor

Inspirations

The mix-and-match between ornate fabrics and feminine silhouettes comes to be the rule to create a refined and fashionable style. By taking inspiration from different fashion eras and cultures, the contemporary and cosmopolitan woman redefines her concept of elegance through wearing structured but comfortable clothes with deluxe touches.

Materials

100% wool, also blended with silk, lurex, viscose, mohair, alpaca

Structures & Patterns

Jacquard, Embroideries, Prints, Taffetas, Fake fur (Byzantine), Panno, Voile, Trimming

Knitwear

Jacquard, Milan stitch, Compact knit

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17:

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17

Complements

Complements

Inspirations

A celebration of accessories which define a clear-cut mood to become the hero of any outfit. It is a means to communicate different cultures and personalities, both local and global, through classical and original styles.

Materials

100% wool, wool/alpaca, wool/mohair, wool/cashmere, Wool/Angora, Wool/Yak, Wool/Camel, Wool/Vicuna

Structures & Patterns

From plains to Jacquard, From light to heavy weight, Checks, Double weave, Double face, Jacquard, Prints

Knitwear

Hand knit, Jacquard, Chunky

Yarns

Bouclè, Melangè, Slubby yarns

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17:

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Inspirations

The desire to return to a slower-paced life, where man takes shelter to find a more intimate and symbiotic relationship with nature. A conscious use of resources the earth provides, reusing philosophy as a means to a renewed ecology.

Materials

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

Structures & Patterns

Plain, Panama, Twill, Basic structures, Viyella

Jersey and knitwear

Heavy rib stitch, Double jersey, Vanisè, Handmade

Treatments

Washed, Worn look

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17:

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17

Metropolitan Chalet

Metropolitan Chalet

Inspirations

Drawing on mountain life and landscape, performance fabrics and wool blended with technical fibres create a sophisticated interpretation of Chalet-style for city dwellers everywhere.

Materials

100% wool, Wool/Cashmere, Wool/Silk, Wool/Bamboo, Wool/Tencel, Wool blends with technical fibres

Structures & Patterns

Padded, Cordura, Cavalry Twill, Whipcord, Beaver, Pilor

Jersey and knitwear

Sophisticated knit, Mélange

Treatments

Bonded, Coating, Technical finishing, UV protection

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17:

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17

New Makers

New Makers

Inspirations

Eclectic people combine new and old ways of being and thinking, looking for innovative forms and materials and at the same time drawing on traditional handcraft skill. This theme combines 3D geometries with a patchwork of textile ideas.

Materials

100% Wool, Wool/Silk, Wool/Linen, Wool/Nylon

Structures & Patterns

Patterned fabrics, 3D effect, Multilayers, Laser cut, Structures, Thin & thick fabrics

Yarns & Knitwear

Slubby yarns, Chunky yarns, Patterned Jersey, Piquet

Colours

White shades, Soft colours, Grey & black

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17:

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab AW16/17