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Beyond the Bale : June 2018
Launched in Australia in 2012, AWI’s Wool4School student design competition has gone on to involve more than 75,000 students across Australia, Hong Kong and now England. Wool4School England invited students to design an outfit for their favourite musician to wear on stage. The outfit had to be designed with Merino wool as the main fabric. With more than 4,500 registrations, the first Wool4School England competition was clearly a hit, with winning students designing for musicians Melanie Martinez, Kim Taeyung and Florence Welch. Winner Daisy Lines from Kesteven and Sleaford High School in Lincolshire has won a one-week course at the London College of Fashion for her design for Melanie Martinez, which comprised a floral bra, high- waisted shorts, a halter neck net dress and a holographic skirt with a corset-style belt – all made using Merino wool. Australia’s number one student design competition, Wool4School has successfully completed its inaugural year in England, with students learning about the inherent benefits and versatility of Australian Merino wool. In addition, she will also attend an in-depth wool workshop and her design will be brought to life by Australian fashion designer Jonathan Ward, who has made each winning design for Australia and Hong Kong since the competition’s launch. “I realised that there were so many opportunities for using wool beyond the traditional image of knitwear,” said Daisy. “I learnt much more about the properties and benefits of using wool – many of which I hadn’t been aware of before entering this competition. I’m thrilled about all the prizes but particularly the opportunity to spend a week at The London College of Fashion. I’m also really looking forward to the Wool Workshop and being able to share this experience with all my class.” More information View the winning entries at www.wool4school.com A mood board from the entry of Wool4School winner Daisy Lines who created a design for American singer Melanie Martinez. WOOL4SCHOOL A HIT IN ENGLAND Textile student Youngye Cho of the Royal College of Art (RCA) has won this year’s The Woolmark Company Award as part of the renowned Bradford Textile Society Awards. Entrants must create an innovative wool- rich fabric which can be used for fashion/ accessories or for interior furnishings. The fabric must contain a minimum of 60% Merino wool and highlight the versatility and natural benefits of the luxury fibre. Originally from South Korea, Youngye created a woven fabric with a particular pattern of different small squares and colour gradients that give the fabric a suggestion of fluidity. The innovative effect of fluidity is heightened when the fabric is worn in a garment and actually does move. AWI promotes Merino wool to tertiary textile students in the UK, through for example sponsorship of the prestigious Bradford Textile Society Awards. “Youngye demonstrated a professional and mature eye for pattern and colour creating a very commercial design that enhanced Merino wool’s natural hand feel and lustrous drape,” said The Woolmark Company’s Product and Education Extension Manager for the UK, Louise Campbell. The Woolmark Company sponsors the award to promote Merino wool amongst the next generation of designers. The awards offer an excellent opportunity for future textile designers to have their work recognised by the most important people within the industry. “I am really delighted to be awarded the prize from The Woolmark Company as it will provide opportunities for me to further investigate wool materials,” Youngye said. Youngye Cho and her award-winning entry showing the pattern that provides an illusion of movement. WOVEN WOOL A WINNER AT BRADFORD AWARDS “Currently, I am preparing a wearable woven fabric collection for the final show at the RCA and this competition has helped my research into various textures, weights and drape. I was especially pleased weaving with the outstanding Merino wools which are well-suited for creating the textiles for my collection.” As part of the prize, Youngye has the opportunity to complete one week’s work experience with the menswear winner of the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize, Matthew Miller. 34 OFF FARM
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