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 Africa's stand at Maison & Objet (Ethnic Chic stand #B48-C47, September 7 - 11, 2012).
to some anthropological studies, the mohair carpets made by indigenous Anatolian and Kurdish tribes are among the most primitive knotted weaves.
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. The highlight of the stand will be the Guerilla knitting event when students and staff from the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design will celebrate creative knitting with D. 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.
These reinterpreted pieces are available in the natural colours of the Anatolian landscape, or in the vibrant colours characteristic of nomadic Filikli. Textiles will mimic the epidermis, breathing and introducing the representation of other body parts such as organs, arteries, muscles and lungs straight from a medical drawing or computer rendering; their spongy and stringy tactilities particularly inspiring for knitters and weavers alike.
Other mohair products by Adéle’s Mohair, Cape Tweed, cowgirlblues, Heritage Weavers, Hinterveld and Mungo Designs will be on show.
These items will all be housed in a wooden tent-construction inspired by nomadic architecture and covered in curtain fabrics and other interior textiles designed by Coral Stephens and woven in Swaziland.
Lidewij Edelkoort explains that “Our relationship with the earth is becoming a source of inspiration and reflection for the youngest designers and decorators, giving shape to more archaic design and more tribal interiors.
Edelkoort has designed a mohair colour forecast of deep hues for the nomadic interior (which can be downloaded below): a sandy neutral, cumin green, camel brown and an important new henna.
Bright accents such as Jaffa orange, Persian saffron, mustard green and turquoise blue will show how intense mohair's saturation can become, contrasted by jet black and slate grey.
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.
Color harmonies will turn to our flesh tones, from milky ivory to blush and brown. movement has indeed gained momentum, influencing more unique and personalized garments and accessories.