Dormeuil & Ben Osborn - Campaign for Wool Collaboration
Dormeuil has collaborated with fashion designer Ben Osborn to produce a stunning one-off garment to mark Wool Week 2020.
The jacket is constructed with Dormeuil’s new Travel Resistant lightweight wool. With transparency and traceability in each stage of the fabric production process, this fully sustainable cloth has been developed for day-to-day use with crease resistance and recovery.
Ben Osborn graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2019. Ben based the design on his MA collection, using traditional tailoring techniques combined with architectural silhouettes. Inspired by both naval uniforms and mid-century women’s couture, the jacket crosses over from menswear to womenswear.
Dormeuil weaves its luxury cloth at the company’s mill in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. The Royal College of Art is one of three partner universities involved in the Future Fashion Factory, along with the University of Leeds and University of Huddersfield.
Ben’s jacket can be found along with the full collection in Future Fashion Factory’s virtual showroom, created in partnership with BrandLab Fashion: https://brandlab-fashion.vr-360-tour.com/e/Ne0BdQTKAp8/e
Ben Osborn notes, “I often use wool within my work and particularly love working with British mills. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Dormeuil, who have embraced the importance of ethical practice within their business model. The cloth I selected is from a range which uses a fully transparent production process. The cloth handles beautifully and proves that sustainable materials can be developed without compromise to the quality or performance of the fabric. “
Richard Boide, Dormeuil’s Commercial Director, adds, “Working with Fashion Schools and young designers allows Dormeuil to educate newcomers to the fashion industry. When these new designers appreciate the entire production process, they can better interpret how to maximize the benefits of Dormeuil’s luxurious cloths. With this knowledge, designers will continue to realize new opportunities and creative expressions with Dormeuil’s ever evolving cloth innovations. An example of these on-going collaborations is Ben Osborn’s latest single-breasted jacket, inspired from historical tailoring for both men and women. This gender-neutral garment is perfectly representative of a stunning, yet efficient collaboration, enhancing Dormeuil’s latest fabric technology into a dazzling, modern jacket.”