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Beyond the Bale : March 2016
OFF FARM 9 Models showing Merino wool apparel by 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize winner Rahul Mishra at Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 in October. The Asia region of the International Woolmark Prize is expanding in 2016/17 to include Indonesia, with Jakarta Fashion Week as the official nominating body for Indonesia. PHOTO Pacific Press The winning Collection of 2014/15 International Woolmark Prize womenswear winner M.PATMOS at the 10 Corso Como store in Milan, Italy. The International Woolmark Prize imbues the participating designers with a long-term knowledge and love of wool that is continuing throughout their professional lives, as shown by some of their latest collections on show at Fashion Weeks across the world. AN ENDURING RELATIONSHIP WITH WOOL STRATEAS CARLUCCI 2014/15 FINALIST Melbourne label STRATEAS CARLUCCI, which won both the menswear and womenswear Australia regional final for 2014/15, presented its Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collection at Paris Fashion Week in January. This was the second time the brand was invited to present on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar – it made history in June when it became the first Australian menswear label to present there. Their latest collection features Woolmark-certified pieces, maintaining the brand’s signature masculine/feminine aesthetic and utilising playful fabric innovations. A design from STRATEAS CARLUCCI at Paris Fashion Week in January. DION LEE 2012/13 FINALIST Dion Lee who won the Australian regional final of the International Woolmark Prize to represent the country in the 2012/13 competition, travelled once again to New York Fashion Week in February to unveil his Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. Wool again was on show with Dion presenting a phenomenal showcase of designs that have received overwhelmingly positive praise. Highlights included Merino wool pleated coats, trench coats, dresses, tunics and polo-necks. A pleated coat in Merino wool from Dion Lee at New York Fashion Week in February. RAHUL MISHRA 2013/14 WINNER Since winning the 2013/14 International Woolmark Prize competition, designer Rahul Mishra has launched three collections, all showcasing Australian Merino wool. Mishra’s latest collection is his Spring/Summer 2016 collection which he launched at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week in front of the world’s fashion media. The collection highlighted exquisite hand-embroidered Australian Merino wool eveningwear that has fast become synonymous with the Rahul Mishra brand. A hand-embroidered Merino wool design from Rahul Mishra at Paris Fashion Week in October.
In the Shops - March 2016