The Modern Artisan

Pleated merino wool culottes




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




Designed in Italy


Da Vinci in the detail

Pleats at the waist give these culottes their generous wide-leg shape, inspired by the drapery studies prepared for many of Leonardo da Vinci’s works of art.


Data in design

The wide leg is also a result of the data- driven principles applied to the design process to ensure lasting luxury design. With exclusive access to YOOX NET-A- PORTER data, Francesca was able to identify a consistent long-term customer preference for wide-leg styles.

Crafted in the UK


Handmade at Dumfries House

These culottes have been made by hand at Dumfries House by Graeme, Nicole, Jillian and Tracey. They are made from a 100% merino wool from Scottish luxury supplier Johnstons of Elgin. The cloth was chosen from an existing line with a quantity already in stock, so as to reduce the environmental impact associated with the extraction of virgin raw materials and manufacturing. Their 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 they have been designed to last and be re-loved for years to come, they can also be easily re-made and recycled at the end of their 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 culottes to naturally deter moths. Ideally also keep the culottes 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 culottes need to be completely washed, then use dry cleaning as a last resort, preferably using an environmentally friendly dry cleaners.

The Artisans

Francesca Galloni
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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