Spring/Summer 17

The Wool lab Spring Summer 2017 BagFor Spring/Summer 2017 The Wool Lab showcases 8 inspirational themes, 2 of which are dedicated to wool in sporstwear.

The latest edition of The Wool Lab dedicates four out of six themes to a style that is suitable for both womenswear and menswear, demonstrating that wool fabrics continue to become increasingly popular outside of traditional men’s tailoring. Two additional themes have been created, focusing on wool in sport and activewear.

The 2 Sport themes show the potential of Merino wool and unveils the fibre’s incredible fineness, softness and lightness: features that make wool the most comfortable choice and the ultimate performance fibre for activewear.

Themes

Generations

Generations

Inspirations

The family figure turns to be fundamental; sons and daughters look up to their parents and desire to look like them. Different generations express a shared identity. The luxury quality of wool textiles meets the design of traditional suits and broken suits, dresses and knitwear.

Materials 

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

Structures & Patterns 

Glenn check, Prince of Wales. Pinstripes, checks, stripes, seersucker, hopsack

Jersey & Knitwear

Lightweight knitwear

Colours

Blue, grey, white, brown, pastels

Topics

Offspring

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17:

Barber's

Barber's

Inspirations

The old fashioned job reinterpreted by young generations, influencing the male identity. Charming places comes back to life, where men talk about public concerns and contemporary issues. The most classical fabric patterns are studied for lighter weights for a more fresh and contemporary look for an authentic lifestyle.

Materials 

100% wool, wool/mohair, wool/silk, wool/cotton

Structures & Patterns 

Glenn check, pinstripe, houndstooth, checks, twill, crossbred, Panama, denim

Yarns & Knitwear

Links, mélange, yarns, jacquard

Colours

Brown, blue, all vintage shades

Topics

Beard

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17:

Asian Flair

Asian Flair

Inspirations

An understated sensuality is inspired by oriental traditions. In everyday life women enhance their femininity wearing voluminous but lightweight skirts and transparent embellished skirts and dresses. The colour palette evokes Asian customs and landscapes.

Materials 

100% wool, wool/silk, wool/viscose, wool/modal, wool/tencel

Structures & Patterns 

Panama, twill, plain embroidery, floral prints, jacquard

Colours

Pastels, neutral, accent colour

Topics

Hanbok

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17:

Informal

Informal

Inspirations

The informal way of dressing looks as comfortable as refined, thanks to rigorous but creative new cultural interpretations of a contemporary lifestyle. The mix and match of jackets and utility pieces brings a sense of formality to a casual style.

Materials 

100% wool, wool/cotton, wool/silk, wool/linen, wool/ramie, wool/viscose, wool/tencel

Structures & Patterns 

Panama, twill, plain, micro-pattern, fluid denim

Jersey & Knitwear

Fluid, Milan stitch

Colours

White, black, neutral tones

Topics

Easy wear

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17:

New Makers

New Makers

Inspirations

By adopting innovative technologies able to combine traditional arts and experimental techniques, a new design movement imagines changing surfaces applied to strict shapes. The mission is merging the three-dimensional with the two-dimensional world, in order to create a forward-looking aesthetic.

Materials 

100% wool, wool/cotton, wool/silk, wool blends with technical fibres

Structures & Patterns 

Panama, twill, plain, bonded, treatments, coating, 3D effect

Jersey & Knitwear

3D effect, fancy yarns

Colours

White, grey, light changing colours

Topics

Experimental

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17:

Materiae

Materiae

Inspirations

Artists as new artisans take inspiration from the earth using ancient techniques for unexpected and contemporary fabrics. A blend of cultures, colours and atmosphere. Materials are raw, expressive, made of vibrant matter, fabrics are dense but lightweight.

Materials 

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

Structures & Patterns 

Panama, twill, plain, madras, embroidery, revised ethnic prints, leno weave, jacquard

Yarns & Knitwear

Handmade, mouliné

Colours

Earth

Topics

Matter

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17:

Sport Active

Sport Active

Inspirations

The most performing wool fabrics and yarns, mixed with technical fibres to ensure the best results during physical activity.

Materials 

100% virgin wool, wool/elastane, wool/polyester, wool/polyurethane, wool/polyamide, wool/nylon

Structures & Patterns 

Wool wadding, ripstop

Jersey & Knitwear

Jacquard knit, single jersey, fleece, mesh

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17:

Sport Stylish

Sport Stylish

Inspirations

Sport Stylish expresses the role of Merino wool as a fundamental element of the classic wardrobe of the most refined and exclusive sports such as golf, horse-riding, sailing and polo.

Materials 

100% virgin wool, wool/silk, wool/modal, wool/tencel, wool/elastane, wool/polyester

Wool/polyurethane, wool/linen/polyamide, wool/nylon, wool/cotton

Structures & Patterns 

Melton, plain, diagonal, Panama, denim, classic tailor patterns, ripstop

Jersey & Knitwear

Jacquard, ribs, singles jersey, Milan stitch, Mesh, piquet, fleece

Sample wool fabrics swatches from The Wool Lab SS17: