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Beyond the Bale : March 2015
OFF FARM 13 THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN AWI once again teamed up with the bespoke tailors of Savile Row to showcase Merino wool to an international audience of buyers and journalists at the latest ‘The English Gentleman’ event, hosted this year – the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo – at the London residence of the Duke of Wellington. Now in its fifth season, the initiative involves Savile Row tailors presenting their finest collections in the most iconic and exclusive settings in London, reminding audiences that London is the world capital of masculine style and menswear inspiration. Venues in previous seasons have included Lord’s Cricket Ground and the underground bunkers of the Cabinet War Rooms. This year, the venue was the magnificent Apsley House, with the wonderful address: No.1, London. A journey through the different facets of British men's style during the period of the Duke of Wellington was showcased. The event encompassed a swathe of models superbly dressed in Merino wool around the historic venue. It highlighted Merino wool yarns, fabrics and garments produced by some of the world's most prestigious manufacturers and tailors that embody craftsmanship and heritage. An accompanying short film sees the modern English Gentleman in a number of key military-inspired styles visiting the tailors of Savile Row and iconic London landmarks, dressed in essential items for the coming Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season. MERINO WOOL AT LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN DESIGNER COLLABORATIONS In addition to the partnership with Savile Row at Apsley House, AWI continued its collaborations with some of the most iconic and best emerging designers at London Collections: Men fashion week – Paul Smith (see opposite), Christopher Raeburn, Richard James, Lou Dalton and Katie Eary – as a way to highlight the importance and relevance of Merino wool within menswear for the Autumn/Winter season and especially within the British fashion and textile manufacturing industry. CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN Merino wool fabrics feature extensively across Raeburn’s collection. Of note, he has continued his development of 100 per cent certified Merino knitwear, with extrafine yarn sourced from Woolmark licensee Olimpias S.P.A. As in previous seasons, he has sourced lightweight jersey for his best-selling Hybrid hoodie from Woolmark licensee Charles Parsons. A Japanese 100 per cent Wool Denim elevates this season’s leg wear styles featuring in distinctive combat pants and smart trousers. RICHARD JAMES An icon of Savile Row, Richard James’ latest collection draws inspiration from the South American Transandine Railway and presents a bold, distinctly durable collection rich with Merino wool. Innovation was used in showerproof-coated fabrics used for jackets and coats offering a casual, hidden aspect to tailored pieces. Wool was used extensively across the collection as the hero fibre, expressing its versatility and natural properties. LOU DALTON Once again Dalton continues to work closely with leading Italian mill Cerruti to include Cool Wool wovenwear and a Merino wool knitwear range. Dalton’s ongoing relation- ship with AWI has also allowed her access to Woolmark licensees and new suppliers such as Z Hinchliffe, Charles Clayton, Abraham Moon & Sons, Jackytex, Igea in Italy and Lyria – whose fabrics all featured in Lou Dalton’s collection. KATIE EARY AWI and British GQ magazine supported Katie Eary this season, following her on a journey to the fabric mills in Yorkshire to enable her to introduce some key wool pieces into her collection. The Wool Lab provided inspiration and exposure to the versatility of Merino wool in both tailoring fabrics and knitwear, and introduced Katie to fabric collaborations with Hainsworth, Minova, Dormeuil and knitwear from Corgi. MORE INFORMATION www.merino.com The London Collections: Men fashion week continues to grow as a dynamic platform for menswear, with its increasingly pervasive influence on global fashion. As a supporter of the event since its inception, AWI this year continued with its activities and partnerships to highlight the importance and versatility of Australian Merino wool for the Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season. BELOW Members of the Household Cavalry, whose scarlet dress uniforms added a suitable dash to the occasion, joined the showcase of Merino wool at Apsley House.