Throws from this collection are knitted in Germany from 100% virgin wool.
To be exact, it is Merino wool extrafine - the finest sheep have to offer. The soft feel in combination with the clear loop structure makes Merino wool the ideal fabric for this kind of expressive graphical design.
The wave hit Europe in the mid-seventies when Malcolm McLaren (1946-2010), manager of the legendary Sex Pistols, tried to describe punk rock as a “New Wave”. Punk was not just a new style of music, but rebellion all the way. When the sound of these wild and dirty bands from New York hit London, the ghetto youth was just in the right mood to kick up a row. Punk was a radical alternative to the bombastically bloated mega-shows of the established rock stars and the love and peace blah blah of the hippies. All you need is love? Forget it! Economic crisis, poor education, unemployment as a life perspective – that was reality for many young people. Punks identified society, the system, as the source of all evil. Constructive criticism? What for? The system had no future anyway. No Future! Punks did their own thing outside of society. Living in a site trailer or a derelict house. Just hanging out. Somewhat pointless. But they had their own music which was most unenjoyable to their parent’s ears. The lyrics were angry and disgraceful or absolutely nonsense. The musicians: intentionally amateurish, aggressive, drunk. The look: Anti-fashion, ugliness as an esthetical maxim. The clothes were ripped, colourful, tartan and animal prints. Accessories: pyramid studs, patches, spikes and piercings. Military boots and safety pins of course. The hair: brightly coloured Mohawks or shaved heads. The Make-up: creepy. In general: Everything that would shock Mum or the Queen was punk. Did they have any idea that the fashion world and the music industry would pick up many symbols of their sub-culture in no time and serve it to the mainstream? New bands like The Police, Talking Heads and Duran Duran realized the market potential of that rough sound and the unconventional look of punk rock. They just had to water it down, add a little glamour and a few keyboards. In the eighties this new style was ready for the masses and it just so poured out of the radios and walkmen. And while the industry was at it, it just took the synonym of punk and used it as a label for this new style: New Wave! That’s the way the system works. No Future? No way!