The Modern Artisan

Checked cashmere wide-leg pants




  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation
  • Exclusively available at NET-A-PORTER, YOOX and THE OUTNET
  • Gray, white and sky-blue cashmere
  • Pockets
  • Concealed zip fastening along back
  • 100% cashmere; lining: 100% silk
  • Dry clean
  • Designed in Italy, Crafted in the UK




Designed in Italy


Da Vinci in the detail

These pants, paired with its matching jacket, forms a beautiful cashmere suit and is one of the most striking looks in the collection, designed by Andrea. The soft checked cashmere reflects both the heritage of traditional Scottish textiles and the tonal landscapes of Leonardo da Vinci’s works. The softness of the material and drapery of the pants contrasts with the structure of the check, encapsulating da Vinci’s fascination with art and science.


Data in design

The wide-leg shape of the pants is the result of data-driven design, as the designers were able to identify a consistent long-term customer preference for wide-leg pants with exclusive access to YOOX NET-A-PORTER data.

Crafted in the UK


Handmade at Dumfries House

This suit has been made by hand at Dumfries House by Graeme, Jillian, Nicole and Tracey. It is made using a 100% cashmere checked cloth from Scottish luxury supplier Johnstons of Elgin, and was chosen from an existing line with significant quantity already in stock, so as to reduce the environmental impact associated with the extraction of virgin raw materials and manufacturing. Its light blue lining is made of GOTS-certified organic and 100% traceable silk, made in Italy by Centro Seta. Not only are the materials used natural, but also single-fibred, so while it has been designed to last and be re-loved for years to come, it can also be easily re-made and recycled at the end of its life cycle.


Lasting luxury

Make your loved clothes last

Recommendations from YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP partner Clothes Doctor on how to keep this piece looking its best for years to come. Contact Clothes Doctor for more detailed care and repair advice.

  • Avoid washing by using our Clothes Brush to remove fibres, dust, dirt and hair on the garment when dry. Brush in the same direction at all times, ⁠applying gentle pressure to avoid damaging fibres (even if you find specific patches of dirt that require a little more attention).
  • Remove bobbles, lint and hair with our Cashmere Comb in Red Cedarwood which is perfect to depill. Run it gently across the fabric to catch any loose fibres.
  • Lightly steam to refresh, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and remove odour. The steam will cause the fibres and fabric to swell providing a fuller and more colourful look.
  • Place a Fragrance Bag on the hanger with the pants to naturally deter moths. Ideally also keep the pants inside a moth proof garment bag.
  • Spot clean with our Eco Wash for Cashmere and Wool to remove light stains (this does not need to be rinsed out).
  • For older or tougher stains and if the pants need to be completely washed, then use dry cleaning as a last resort, preferably using an environmentally friendly dry cleaners.

The Artisans

Andrea Parolini
Graeme Bone
Nicole Christie
Jillian Halfpenny
Tracey Whalen

The Womenswear Collection

The Project

The Modern Artisan is a unique partnership between YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation, the educational charity established by HRH The Prince of Wales, designed to create a sustainable luxury capsule collection of menswear and womenswear as part of a new training initiative to strengthen textile skills training.

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