The new collection of yarns for Autumn/Winter 2014/15 are influenced largely by simplicity and a quiet modernity. Yarns are voluminous, fluffy, hairy, felted or brushed but all are weightless in character. Shetland melanges and rustic tweeds, mixing with heavily textured yarns add a hand crafted feel. Autumnal colours of warm neutral shades, camel, burned and dense chocolate. Grey is always present ranging from pale icy cold melanges to dark gunmetal. Brights colours are lively and enriched by contrasting with winter white and anthracite grey. Fairisle and jacquard patterning are patchworked together creating a totally modern look. Yarns are phased together using subtle, blended colours.
Rowan is showcasing three stories to reflect these major trends for the Autumn/Winter 2014/15 season:
WILDERNESS ... is inspired by wide open, dramatic wild landscapes and the colours found within. A Scottish influence is prevalent throughout with plaids, checks and fairisles being the main pattern inspiration.
CRAFTWORK ... is inspired by an artisan approach to traditional craft in a celebration of pattern, colour and texture, heavily influenced by the Bauhaus and Arts & Crafts movement.
ESSENTIALS ... a collection of the magazine as the showcase for the key shapes of the season but translated into simple easy to wear styles that will compliment the season's ESSENTIAL looks.
Launched 15th July 2014, from the Rowan Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collection.
The Spring/Summer 2014 season looks to two opposing directions, one heavenly and future facing, the other grounded and ancient in its appeal. We see a mix of delicate pastel lace designs, bold and beautiful stripes and inspiring colour blended stripes, rustic textures and handcrafted artisan crochet. We see inspiration taken from Moorish tile art, Antique floral lace patterns and geographical patterning that can be found in rock formations.
Rowan is showcasing three stories to reflect these major trends for the Spring/Summer 2014 season: Clarity - inspired by the delicate beauty of historic lace and Irish crochet making. Legacy - influences from ancient, worn landscapes and patterning found in rock formations. Essentials - takes a new direction this season by concentrating on another major trend - stripes, whilst still promoting the key shapes of the season.
Launched 15th January 2014, from the Rowan Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
2013 is the perfect season for Rowan as knitwear sits centre stage of the fashion world creating the drama for the season head. Many of the catwalk designers have drawn inspiration for their collections from historic references such as the Baroque. Fashion is also looking to the handicraft textiles of Eastern Europe and the nomadic lifestyle.
The Rowan designers have taken these strong trends and worked the different key looks into three distinctive stories:
Romancing - A beautiful collection of romantic lace and patterned knits photographed in the historic setting of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire
Folk - The patterned folk textiles of nomadic eastern cultures inspires this colourful collection of women's and men's knits
Essentials - A collection of the key shapes and textures on trend, designed into simple, easy to wear styles that compliment the season's essential looks.
Featuring the following stories: Glorious - a beautiful feminine collection of floral patterns and lace stitches. Ikon - inspired by the modernist movement of the 1920's, fun, bold & graphic. Essentials - a collection of key shapes and textures of the season
Featuring the following stories in Magazine 52: Hebridean - inspired by the history of Fairisle North Sea - inspired by the wild and rugged North East coast Essentials - a collection of key shapes and textures of the season
At the mill, we have noticed a recent boom in interest in the craft of crochet and so we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate all things hook related during our Crochet Fortnight, 19th June - 3rd July.