In May of this turbulent year, Paloma wool charmed the fashion world with their “virtual runway,” the result of a call-out made on Instagram to anyone willing to sport their Paloma Wool garments and turn their garden, porch, verandah, bedroom, or living room into a runway. The light-hearted spirit and inclusive attitude behind the initiative helped further consolidate Paloma Wool’s dedicated online community of creative people—largely women—around the world, such that the label has withstood much of the economic pressure of the COVID crisis.
This most recent instalment of the ongoing project from the Barcelona-based label shows us how the label amassed such a close-knit following in the first place. Whether delicately evocative graphic prints or knitted psychedelic swirls, Paloma Wool always seem to find a way to weave a gentle sense of wonder throughout their pieces. The new range presents us with a selection of the label’s coveted knitwear items, silky lyocell tops adorned with intoxicating patterns, vintage-inspired pants, and more, all made in Spain and Portugal from the highest quality alpaca, wool, lyocell, and, of course, organic cotton.
Paloma Wool’s elegant selection of loose-fitting shirts represent the apex of the label’s love of viscose, lyocell, and other related reconstituted natural fibres. Combined with relaxed, boxy fits, these uniquely versatile fabrics provide Paloma Wool shirts with a set of characteristics perfectly suited to hot and humid summer days. The sketch-style prints that grace these shirts, courtesy of an eclectic variety of artist collaborators have made shirts such as the Bunjin Shirt highlights of each collection from the Spanish label.
The Souvenir Bunjin Shirt is the product of a new collaborative relationship for Paloma Wool with New York-based artist Astrid Terrazas. The all-over print on the Bunjin Shirt indulges Terrazas’ fascination with vases as a voluminous object of which the utility and ornamental histories are inextricable. Here in the ‘off white’ colourway, this shirt is crafted from Lyocell, a fabric at once smooth, elastic, and resistant to wrinkles. What’s more, this biodegradable material is created in a natural cycle using cellulose sourced from supervised and sustainably managed forests which do not require irrigation or pesticides. Other features front button closure, side splits, and a straight hem that is lower at the back.
Made in Portugal from 100% lyocell.
Model is 172cm and wears size S.
Level 1, 115 Queen St
Brisbane Q 4000
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