Wool Modern arrives in Sydney

Wool Modern arrives

An exhibition celebrating wool highlights the significance of the material to the international design community in the 21st Century.

The Wool Modern exhibition travelling the world and featuring global designer heavyweights has arrived in Sydney. The exhibition includes works made from sheep’s wool by long list of design greats including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Galliano.

Also on exhibition are archived pieces by Akira Isogawa, Jenny Kee and Sonia Rykiel, all of who feature in the Powerhouse Museum collection.

Australian designers freshly included on the Australian leg of the tour include Josh Goot and Gorman who’ve each designed bright knits specifically for the exhibition.

The exhibition helps mark the start of Wool Week (April 23-29) which began with an ‘urban farmyard’ at Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building, featuring models wearing wool garments from various retailers.

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Wool Modern arrives in Sydney

The Wool Modern exhibition is part of the Campaign for Wool – a cross-industry initiative convened by HRH The Prince of Wales in January 2010. As a serious environmentalist, the Prince believes the natural, sustainable origin and highly technical structure of wool can offer fashion, interiors and the built environment many superior benefits.

The combined efforts of the leading wool organisations, industry associations and the textile industry across the world has created a campaign to promote the properties that wool offers to textiles and in doing so, help support sheep farming as an industry and the textile community internationally.

Wool Modern opens on April 25 at Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay and runs until May 1.