The latest edition of the Wool Lab dedicates four out of six themes to a style that is suitable for both women’s wear and men’s wear, 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 active wear. Wool Lab is a seasonal guide produced by Woolmark, presenting the best selection of commercially available wool fabrics and yarns.
The Generations theme is dedicated to fundamental family figures. Sons and daughters emulate their parents’ style. The luxury quality of wool textiles meets the design of traditional suits and jackets, dresses and knitwear. The Barber’s theme is where the old fashioned job is reinterpreted by young generations, influencing the male identity. The most classical fabric patterns are studied for lighter weights allowing a more fresh and contemporary look as the style of dress makes an important return.
Asian Flair presents an understated sensuality inspired by oriental feelings, where the everyday life of women enhances their femininity, wearing voluminous but lightweight skirts and transparent embellished dresses. The color palette evokes Asian customs and landscapes. In the Informal theme, the informal way of dressing looks as comfortable as refined. The mix and match of jackets and utility pieces brings a sense of formality to a casual style.
The New Makers theme is dedicated to innovative technologies able to combine traditional arts and experimental techniques.