With all the fairs and fashion weeks there are so many new lines that come out this time of year. One that's stood out thus far is the Woolrich Woolen Mills Fall/Winter 2009 collection unveiled last week at Galleria Lorenzelli in Milan.
For the F/W 09 collection designer Daiki Suzuki studied images of old Woolrich pieces in vintage hunting catalogues such as Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. Taking inspiration from the hunting and fishing tradition that has made Woolrich an icon of American outerwear since the beginning of the 20th century, Suzuki recreated their classic Shadow Plaid. The staple red and black plaid has been Woolrichâ€™s signature since the 1830â€™s, but a new green and black version was added—applied to everything from suit jackets, vests, pants and bow-ties. We appreciate the mixing of colors and patterns that come together to create a gentlemanly outdoors look. All you'll need is a tobacco pipe to finish it off.
Woolrich Woolen Mills partnered with Peter Blake to accompany the presentation of the new line. One of Britain's most influential living artists, a retrospective of his collages and paintings entitled Peter Blake – Collages and Works on Paper (1956-2008) adorned the wall inside the Galleria Lorenzelli. The exhibit will be on view through 20 February 2009.
All fabrics used are milled at the Woolrich mill in Pennsylvania, which was founded in 1830. Look out for this Woolrich Woolen Mills collection later this year at Barneys in New York and Fred Segal Finery in L.A.
More images after the jump.