Monday, 5 September 2011

Wool Week 2011 kicks off today as the UK embraces The Campaign for Wool

As Wool Week 2011 kicks off today the UK is embracing The Campaign for Wool for 7 days of wool focused activity.

The highlight of Wool Week this year is an exhibition titled WOOL MODERN which will be launching at La Galleria in Pall Mall, London. The exhibition will be focussing on the modern, innovative and avant garde use of wool, a true celebration of wool in the 21st century.
Thierry Mugler, YSL and Sonia Rykiel will open up their archives to showcase designs alongside contemporary work by Mark Fast, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith and David Koma.

Highlights include Giles Deacon’s structural woollen “egg” coat and a specially commissioned red-carpet design by Erdem.

"In these days when we're threatened by encroaching climate change, wool is a very sustainable fabric," says Vivienne Westwood, who has worked in the medium for much of her career and loaned several pieces to the show. "People will not want man-made fibres any more and luxury will be seen in the great, traditional natural fibres."


Wool Week 5 – 11 September. Visit campaignforwool.org
Wool Modern, 7 – 30 Septemner, La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade London SW1Y 4UY