WOOL FUSION – 7th -15th October
Wool Week’s major event this year is ‘Wool Fusion’ a feature pop up installation on Baker Street in central London.
Featuring fabulous fashion and functional clothing to furnishings, fabrics and flooring surrounded by stunning photography and film content. The event will explore a series of high impact visual imagery of both fashion and interiors along side the textured sensory experience of wool in a wide range of products.
The exhibits will be curated by Arabella McNie (Wool House 2013) and will reflect the dynamic versatility of wool. Vivid colours will hold the fusion of this exciting wool mix together, presenting a dramatic gallery-like experience for visitors including the eclectic installation of a suspended wool chair within a cat’s cradle.
Also celebrating a wide range of wool textile designers, makers, manufacturers and retail partners, the exhibits display the accessibility of natural wool for the modern lifestyle. A unique and innovative collaboration between weaver Angie Parker and Brintons will see a brave hand weave design – ‘Fryktos’ – interpreted in axminster, Habitat, Margo Selby with Alternative Flooring will unleash strident stripes while the work of Alistair Covell, Adam Blencoe and Marine Duroselle, Beatrice Larkin, Wallace Sewell, Jane Knitted Textiles, Catherine Aitken and Jessica Light will bring wool to life.
Fashion from Brora, Wool and the Gang, Dashing Tweeds, Pringle of Scotland, Christopher Raeburn, Richard James and Jack Wills and many more will show the latest trends in wool this season.
Wool fibre and stories from across the globe will be featured from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa will merge in a Wool Fusion of products and fashion, reflecting the global nature of HRH The Prince of Wales’ Campaign for Wool which set out to put wool in the consumer spotlight
A programme of workshops, talks and special events will be held throughout the exhibition you can book onto these via Events
Carousel, 35 Baker Street, London – open 10.00am to 6pm daily (5pm on Sunday 15th) with free admission
All Interior Credits: Photography Chris Everard / Art Direction Arabella McNie
All Fashion credits:
Photographer: BARTEK SZMIGULSKI
Fashion: Kamran Rajput
Concept: Visual Talent
Model: Anna at MODELS 1
Model: Elliot Meeten at MODELS 1