LOCAL AND IN­TER­NA­TIONAL FASH­ION LA­BELS ARE US­ING AUS­TRALIAN MERINO WOOL IN NEW AND EX­CIT­ING WAYS

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Self-taught fash­ion de­signer Sean Tran works closely with tex­tile artist Grace Wood to cre­ate dream-like fab­rics for each Sh­horn col­lec­tion. “Ev­ery step of the de­sign process we like to per­form in-house and by hand, from the sourc­ing of fi­bres to the mak­ing of fab­rics to the ex­e­cu­tion of de­tails,” Tran says.

SH­HORN

Since launch­ing Amxan­der with busi­ness di­rec­tor Jake Chen in 2013, de­signer Ja­son Alexan­der Pang has made an im­pres­sion with luxe sweat­shirts, in­tri­cate prints and in­no­va­tive wool pieces. “The ben­e­fits of wool are plen­ti­ful. It is elas­tic, it drapes well, it holds its colour, it’s com­fort­able and it’s easy to care for – all qual­i­ties im­por­tant to Amxan­der,” Pang says.

AMXAN­DER

Cre­ative di­rec­tor and de­signer Lukas Vin­cent’s Aus­tralian her­itage and ro­man­tic Parisian sen­si­bil­ity in­form the aes­thetic of Ex­in­fini­tas. Draw­ing on his in­ter­est in alchemy and geom­e­try, Vin­cent pushes the lim­i­ta­tions of ma­te­ri­als to dis­cover new pos­si­bil­i­ties. “I am par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in coun­ter­cul­ture and how to fuse those con­cepts with the more re­fined and tra­di­tional art of men’s tai­lor­ing,” he says. “We have been work­ing with some of the finest mills in Italy to de­velop a range of truly in­no­va­tive Merino wool fabri­ca­tions that are rarely seen.”

EX­IN­FINI­TAS

For more in­for­ma­tion about these la­bels and the In­ter­na­tional Wool­mark Prize, vist wool­markprize.com

JAKE CHEN (LEFT) AND JA­SON ALEXAN­DER PANG LUKAS VIN­CENT

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