Lou Dalton, Richard James and SIBLING collaborate with The Woolmark Company, demonstrating that wool doesn’t have to just be a winter item. All three designers use lightweight Merino wool in their latest collections, working closely with craftsmen and manufacturers. Smart lightweight suits to casual knitwear ensure that wool is seen as an integral component in the Spring Summer menswear wardrobe.
Lou Dalton, says, “Back when I was 16 and working for a bespoke tailor I came in contact with some of the finest wools in the world and from there on I was hooked. I’m obsessed with wool, the nature of it, how it’s evolved with time, what you can do with it. Wool plays a big part in the collections I produce; I’d be lost without it.”
Toby Lamb, Design and Brand Director of Richard James, says, “Wool is a fantastic fabric to work with, so it’s always been a big part of what we do. There’s a lot of tropical-weight wool in this collection. And there are some beautiful wool blends. Both the tailoring and casual wear is beautifully light and we couldn’t have achieved that without wool.”
Cozette McCreery, SIBLING co-designer, says. “For spring/summer we’ve worked with fine Merino wool so that there is warmth and yet a lightness…What’s really new and what we are most excited about is that we are doing tailoring for the first time ever – proper suiting.”
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