Wool Festival


Warm wool

Since the early days of humanity, people have found every way and everything in nature to protect themselves from harsh nature.

The first wool products in history were wool socks.

Around the 14th to 16th centuries, woolen items and knitting techniques reached England and Northern Europe, where the climate was cold and gloomy for most months of the year.

Wool weaving machines began to be used in the early 16th century. These machines helped workers create delicate and perfect knitting patterns such as lace.

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In 1916, Coco Chanel introduced jersey dresses.

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Chanel jersey dress and top

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Coco Chanel and the modern lightweight sweater style

I’m writing and curled up in a United Colors of Benetton sweater dress as Europe enters mid-Autumn.

Wool comes to those who need warmth.

Material handling challenges

In the long story about the history of wool mentioned above, Coco Chanel is a typical example of the efforts of designers in handling materials and improving designs to keep wool in the fashion world.

Let’s start with Michael Kors’s long cardigan and pullover collection.

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Tommy Hilfiger

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From left: Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Jonathan Saunders, Joseph

Understanding more than anyone else the value of innovation, Marc Jacobs can never stand the classic.

Two names mentioned a lot during New York Fashion Week Fall – Winter 2014 about wool are Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger.

From left: Marc Jacobs, Lacoste, Michael Kors

In contrast to Lacoste, wool becomes colorful with Tommy Hilfiger.

The biggest surprise of Fall – Winter 2014 is the classic men’s sweaters (vests and long sleeves) appearing in Vera Wang’s collection.

From left: Vera Wang, Vera Wang, Vionnet, Stella McCartney

Thick wool with double stitches, thin wool with loose weaving method, wool inspired by old places, colorful wool to bring light to the frozen country, wool with masculine motifs to complete the feminine collection.

And from the catwalk, wool goes down to the streets and fulfills its simple but important task: warming and beautifying women!

See more In the November wardrobe: Winter wool

See also Wool Woven Clothing: Handmade Masterpieces

See more 3 styles for sweatshirts

See also the rise of the sweater

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