Wool Winners: In Need Of The Perfect Winter Jumper?


THE winning designs from this year’s Wool School competition have been unveiled and have gone into stores to coincide with UK Wool Week, which takes place this week.

Students from 12 universities across the country partnered with brands, including Topshop, Margaret Howell and Pringle, to create a wool jumper, made with the respective label’s aesthetic in mind. The final winners were chosen by judges – including Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International and managing director of Condé Nast Britain; Sheila-Mary Carruthers, knitwear specialist and tutor at Heriot Watt University; and Peter Ackroyd, chair of the International Wool Textile Organisation.

The final pieces are a diverse, but warming mix – think slouchy leopard prints, graphic bunny motifs and orange rope detailing. Some are more pared-down than others, the Margaret Howell collaboration has a more discreet, versatile feel, while the Folk entry is more of a statement piece. Eliot Moram from Middlesex University, who teamed up with Christopher Raeburn, has already seen her design worn by Cara Delevingne (pictured left).

Prices start at £39.50 for an M&S jumper, stretching to £445 for a Margaret Howell jumper.

See all the winning designs here.


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