wooldenim“Mare”
Fall / Winter 2016

Jonathan Christopher Homme for The international Woolmark prize

 

A collection based on the fishermen risking their life on the sea, to the sea itself. Ominous skies, heavy waves to different seas clashing together where the inspiration of this collection.

Colours reminiscent of the darkness at the bottom of the ocean to the almost luminescent blue of the visible layer. This translated to double layered knits in two tones and pleated knits that change directions as the waves in an ocean.

Denim is a big part in the collection as being the working mans suit. Together with Itv Denim, Jonathan Christopher created a brand new exclusive fabric: Wooldenim woven like jogging denim. Retaining its natural denim look on the outside and being a soft merino blanket on the inside. This while having the properties of merino wool, it’s softness and shape retaining while giving its wearer full comfort. The way it is woven ensures that the elasticity of the fabric is at its maximum while still having great recovery. Wooldenim also has the properties of regular denim, so it can be washed and treated like any denim, from coating to snow wash.

Visible in the collection, with washings like a leatherlook degrade, waterproof coating and a bleached wash that looks like the crashing of waves or the ominous skies. Big shapes of fishermen’s clothes inspired the silhouettes on the runway. Heavy-duty garments, with functionality as a main focus.