1. Gostwyck - The Collaboration
Established in Armidale in 1834 by Henry Dangar, Gostwyck Farm produces some of the finest Merino wool in Australia. Gostwyck strives to be the gold standard of environmentally sustainable practices and ethical treatment of animals. Maintaining the wellness of its animals is a top priority at Gostwyck. This makes the Merino wool brighter, stronger and softer. All Gostwyck Merino wool is unmolested guaranteed.
Gostwyck sheep farm in New South Wales, Australia. Made from the farm’s finest Merino wool, it is part of a limited collection of ultra soft clothing products. The collaboration marks the culmination of Esprit’s search for an ecologically friendly wool producer. With an inspiring history of green production, Gostwyck was the natural choice of partner. By teaming up with Gostwyck, Esprit takes a long tradition of environmentally conscious fashion one step further towards securing a sustainable future for our planet. This makes Esprit the first major retailer to develop a relationship with a Merino wool producer that requires environmentally and ecologically sustainable practices as well as ethical animal treatment. The clothes made from the Gostwyck Merino fibre are built to last, thanks to the fibre’s elasticity and high breathability. Each garment of the Gostwyck collection has a natural drape.
2. LOOK BOOK a Step towards - fashion of tomorrow
Curiosity about fashion of tomorrow was that drove ESPRIT to initiate two-year collaboration with Royal College of Art in London. RCA has long been a creative hotbed for young designers. And given Esprit’s tradition of supporting and nurturing young talent, it was only a matter of time before they approached RCA. With the objective of encouraging young designers to come up with original design ideas grounded sustainable fashion design and manufacturing.
The winner’s students: Victoria Hill, Katie Hildebrand and Amélie Marciasini.
They are Inspiring images of winning collections and the Esprit design department’s interpretation of themes collections. As an added bonus, legendary street artist Kevin Lyons has left his unmistakable mark on the magazine’s pages with a string of witty illustrations. At Esprit, our collections continue to reflect that the world keeps changing. And this constant transformation is a useful reminder as to why allowing your curiosity to take you to new places is a good thing. By embracing the change in our world beautiful things are perpetually born.