Depictions of the cosmos both modern and historic have inspired our fabric collection this season. We have produced seven original designs, each which capture something new from our visions of outer space.
The first three designs of our interstellar series are all an inter play of navy Merino wool and space dyed Japanese cotton. Space dying of the cotton enables the yarn colours phasing in an out along the length, the spectrum ranges from iridescent blues and greens through to navy and charcoal.
A check design of the Japanese cotton is created in the Robson Reiver pattern. The background of dark navy Merino is woven in the more open mock lino structure and the yarns of variable colours run in both the weft and warp directions.
The Seti is a more open mock lino weave structure and in this design the cotton yarn streaks up and down in pinstripes of colour against the ground of Merino Navy.
In the Talla design spots of colour pulse along like signals from rotating neutron stars. The navy wool is woven in a classic twill and the subtle pinlights of colour creative a cloth wearable for more formal occasions.
The Nebula cloth features a strong disrupted twill structure that can be seen to resemble futuristic space ship designs from the iconic 1936 series Flash Gordon. Navy and ecru yarns are used to great effect, creating the illusion of an endless series of lightening steps heading to infinity and very possibly beyond.
The Parsec worsted cloth takes it’s name from the astronomical measurement of distance whose magnitude may be difficult to comprehend for the earth bound. Light purple Merino yarns interweave with the almost white of ecru undyed wool to form an original interlacing pattern. The light weight 10oz cloth is ideal for summer jackets and trousers.
The Magellan design in dark navy and cream can look like an irregular horizontal wave or a form of herringbone design depending on the observer’s point of view. The pure Merino cloth is a perfect weight for summer tailoring and the subtle design can be worn to many occasions.
The Gibbous design in a bright green wool with a navy and ecru Merino warp resembles a small basket weave turned though 45 degrees. The small 5 mm scale of the repeat looks intriguing when studied closely but from afar the green cloth shimmers like a magnetic induced plasma cloud. The soft drape of the pure Merino wool makes it ideal for the increasingly fashionable wider leg trousers.