The Modern Artisan

Pleated merino wool culottes


THE MODERN ARTISAN

 

Details:

  • 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

 

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Designed in Italy

INSPIRATION

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-DRIVEN DESIGN

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

PRODUCTION

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.

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 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

Designer
Francesca Galloni
Artisan
Graeme Bone
Artisan
Nicole Christie
Artisan
Jillian Halfpenny
Artisan
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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