THE WOOLRICH WOMAN BY DANIËLLE CATHARI
The ongoing partnership began with the Amsterdam-based designer visiting Woolrich’s extensive archive in Bologna, Italy, in October 2020. While browsing through vintage garments and advertising campaigns, Cathari stumbled upon an outdated label for The Woolrich Woman – a former Woolrich line tailored for the everyday modern woman – which immediately caught her eye. Looking back, this particular moment formed a starting point for the revival of The Woolrich Woman which has ever since led to two, and now three collaborative collections.
Inspired by – and excited for – coming cozy and festive months, Season 3 reveals yet another side to this concept of The Woolrich Woman by Daniëlle Cathari. The collection provides endless possibilities within this time of the year; allowing the modern woman to dress from the first day of fall to the last day of winter.
FW22 challenges the notion of materiality and its wearability by mixing comfort with dressing-up and feeling feminine. Playing with the concept of “the event & getting there”, this collection consists of statement- and understated pieces that can be effortlessly worn together while bringing elements of delicacy and outerwear materials with strong silhouettes.
Season 3 is the most versatile collection yet as it consists of classics – all designed with a twist – like ‘distorted’ cable knit sweaters, a 3-in-1 woolen overcoat, and use of different quilting patterns in one garment. Another classic; the iconic check pattern has been brought back by Cathari in a delicate, body following, semi see-through knit piece, constructed out of a fine mohair yarn.
By turning the Woolrich heritage into a playground for Daniëlle Cathari, the designer was free to explore the boundaries of classic Woolrich fabrics and twist and turn many iconic styles into a versatile range of products suitable for The Woman.