September mohair south africa is exhibiting their 2011 mohair collection at their stand ethnic chic hall, stand d24-e23. The evolving essence of mohair will enchant us for the seasons to come. Bright accents such as jaffa orange, persian saffron, mustard green and turquoise blue will show how intense mohairs saturation can become, contrasted by jet black and slate grey.
In the 1990s, altai also set up a workshop in kurdistan to create new rugs created using age-old traditional techniques, and thus keeping nomadic traditions alive. Deep blood reds will accent these neutrals and are especially handy for savvy accessories. Babymo will be launching its jewel blankets, multi-coloured textures with hand-painted warps and varying wefts.
Mohair jerseys can be shaped by compressive netting to bulge into organ-like shapes, while blending the fiber with polyamide is a brainy way to give jacquards a double layer for colored tubing fabrics. Placed on the floor, or hung on the wall, these rugs with their characteristically brilliant colours give a powerful three-dimensional effect. Schellens approaches the market for natural fibre weaves with insight and ingenuity.
The cape town-based design studio moonbasket has embraced mohair into its collection, experimenting with dyeing techniques and blending mohair with hemp and nylon. These reinterpreted pieces are available in the natural colours of the anatolian landscape, or in the vibrant colours characteristic of nomadic filikli. At schellens, theres no end to the possibilities for creating exclusive and original fabrics.
Color harmonies will turn to our flesh tones, from milky ivory to blush and brown. Schellens thus continues to develop new fabrics independently, as a source of inspiration for its clients, and in partnership with them. Peta-lee is a felting expert and has blended 70 mohair with 30 wool to create contemporary accessories for the home.
Edelkoort predicts that a drier and coarser hand will become desirable, as mohair begins to leave its strictly-soft days behind. Fashion will become more anatomical and clinical, with a futuristic mood fit for a new era when we will seek to merge both brain halves. In 2012, it has invited lidewij edelkoort to revive a production process called gaufrage, embossing its velvets with a hot cylinder walses in a range of ten motifs. Edelkoort has delved into an extensive archive of these copper cylinders some dating back to the 1920s all salvaged by schellens from a dutch factory just before it was about to be discarded. This roaming spirit is now reflected by our flexible and wireless existence today and a revived interest in living closer to the floor a yearning for natural materials like straw, clay, wood and flax, but also animal fibres such as mohair collected from the noble angora goat.
Nomadism animates a timeworn style that is faded by age, crafted by hand and coloured by beautiful dyes. The fibrous texture of tissue, the fuzzy follicles of hair, the string-like strands of veins and the bouncing qualities of flesh and skin all provide a starting point for new techniques and colors. Mohair fleece with its exceptional thermal properties is knotted onto a hand-woven cloth, to create silky soft carpet-bedding useful to nomads during their summer migrations to high pastures. Visitors will be able to see inspiring sample textile knitted objects in vibrant colours as well as a documentary featuring the samples, all choreographed into one stunning multi-media exhibition. These contemporary and appealing patterns have been re-released by schellens and used to upholster furniture by the renowned parisian retailer caravane for mohair south africas stand at maison & objet (ethnic chic stand b48-c47, september 7 - 11, 2012).
Schellens approaches the market for natural fibre weaves with insight and ingenuity. Beyond the images from science and technology that pop-up in our daily lives, the biological terrain of the body is an endless creative source for new textures in mohair. In a wild expression of our collective creative survival instincts, people will rediscover the beauty of one-of-a-kind creations made from yarn, fringe, crochet, patchwork, embroidery and hand-knit pieces. Knitting, breading, fringing and pom-pom making are now seen in all cultural spheres, from art to design to fashion to amateurs, and even in public space where guerilla knitters make lively temporary knit interventions. Babymo will be launching its jewel blankets, multi-coloured textures with hand-painted warps and varying wefts.