The Modern Artisan

Padded cashmere bomber jacket


THE MODERN ARTISAN

 

Details:

  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation
  • Exclusively available at MR PORTER and YOOX
  • Grey Donegal cashmere
  • Two-way zip fastening
  • Elasticated waistband at rear
  • 100% cashmere; filling: 30% Organic Cotton, 50% Linen, 20% PLA Ingeo fiber; lining: 100% silk
  • Dry clean
  • Designed in Italy, Crafted in the UK

 

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Designed in Italy

INSPIRATION

Da Vinci in the detail

Similarly to the men’s overcoat, this jacket reveals its inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci with subtle knotted embroidery to its lining. The choice of soft cashmere Donegal is also a nod to the polymath’s paintings in its lightly gathered elasticated rear waistband, as is the chromatic ambiguity that is the characteristic of the Donegal fabric.

DATA-DRIVEN DESIGN

Data in design

The choice of the bomber shape is a direct result of the data-driven principles applied to the design process to ensure lasting luxury design: having been granted exclusive access to YOOX NET-A-PORTER data, designer Lorenzo noted the bomber shape to be a long-term customer preference in men’s jackets.

Crafted in the UK

PRODUCTION

Handmade at Dumfries House

This jacket has been made by hand at Dumfries House by Tracey, Nicole, Jillian and Graeme. It is made from a 100% cashmere Donegal from Scottish luxury supplier Johnstons of Elgin. The cloth was chosen from an existing line with half the quantity needed 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. It is padded with 30% organic cotton, 50% linen and 20% PLA Ingeo fibre from Imbotex in Italy.

CARE

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

The Artisans

Designer
Lorenzo Lanari
Artisan
Graeme Bone
Artisan
Nicole Christie
Artisan
Jillian Halfpenny
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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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