The Modern Artisan

Merino wool-blend coat




  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation
  • Exclusively available at MR PORTER and YOOX
  • Camel merino wool and cashmere-blend
  • Notch lapels, single vent, lining and binding
  • Button fastenings
  • 92% merino wool, 8% cashmere; lining: 100% silk
  • Dry clean
  • Designed in Italy, Crafted in the UK




Designed in Italy


Da Vinci in the detail

The Modern Artisan collection was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s fascination with art and science. Indeed, his studies on anatomy and engineering informed his paintings, as can be seen in many of his preparatory sketches. This coat was designed with exactly this hidden architecture in mind, as the internal piping in contrasting rust reveals the inner construction of this elegant overcoat.


Data in design

Outwardly, its form has been influenced by the exclusive access to YOOX NET-A-PORTER data and the data-driven principles applied to the design process to ensure lasting luxury design. As such, designer Alice could identify the camel colour and single-breasted shape as long-term customer preferences for men’s coats.

Crafted in the UK


Handmade at Dumfries House

This coat has been made by hand at Dumfries House by Graeme, Jillian, Nicole and Tracey. It is made from a 92% merino wool and 8% cashmere camel coating cloth from Scottish luxury supplier Johnstons of Elgin. Its rust lining is made of GOTS- certified organic and 100% traceable silk, made in Italy by Centro Seta, and rust cotton piping.


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 coat to naturally deter moths. Ideally also keep the coat 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 coat needs to be completely washed, then use dry cleaning as a last resort, preferably using an environmentally friendly dry cleaners.

The Artisans

Alice D’Andrea
Graeme Bone
Nicole Christie
Jillian Halfpenny
Tracey Whalen

The Menswear 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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