Line, Smythe and Mikhael Kale Design Limited Edition Wool Pieces for Holt Renfrew
In collaboration with The Prince of Wales' Campaign for Wool.
Today, Holt Renfrew unveils a limited edition capsule collection of wool pieces as part of its partnership with The Prince of Wales’ Campaign for Wool initiative.
The Canadian department store has tapped three high-profile local designers – Line, Smythe and Mikhael Kale – to each design a three-piece capsule collection for the fall season.
The purpose of the initiative is to help draw attention to the many benefits of wool, primarily that it is a natural, renewable and biodegradable resource that’s both friendly to people and the environment. Matthew J. Rowe, the CEO for The Campaign for Wool Canada, said in a statement, “The Campaign for Wool and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales recognize wool as a natural, sustainable and beautiful resource offering many technical and ecological benefits. We are proud to work with Holt Renfrew and these three incredible Canadian designers to help share this message with consumers.”
A variety of mills, artisans, manufacturers and woolgrowers were partnered with the designers to help create the final looks. Smythe designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe designed three pieces that work in tandem, as well as on their own – these include a wool waistcoat, an equestrian-inspired check blazer and a long-line blue wool coat in the brand’s signature silhouette. Line created three separate jackets – a herringbone blazer, a grey tweed coat and a grey wool iteration of its best-selling wrap coat (which you will instantly recognize as having been worn by Meghan Markle in white for her engagement announcement with Prince Harry). And finally, Mikhael Kale created a three-piece look consisting of a button-closure cape, blouse and pleated skirt finished in a navy blue and red stripe.
The Campaign for Wool capsule collection is available exclusively in-store and online at Holt Renfrew from today.