The Modern Artisan

Pleated silk shirt




  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation
  • Exclusively available at NET-A-PORTER, YOOX and THE OUTNET
  • Ivory silk
  • Partially concealed Mother of Pearl button fastenings through front
  • Bows at cuffs
  • 100% silk
  • Dry clean
  • Designed in Italy, Crafted in the UK




Designed in Italy


Da Vinci in the detail

The pleated detail at the front of this shirt, alongside the softness of the silk and the drapery of the bows at the wrists, is redolent of Leonardo da Vinci’s architectural studies and artistic works.


Data in design

The colour of this shirt was informed by exclusive access to YOOX NET-A-PORTER data, which showed a long-term customer preference for white shirts in womenswear. It was incorporated into the design in line with the data-driven principles applied to the design process to ensure lasting luxury design.

Crafted in the UK


Handmade at Dumfries House

This shirt has been made by hand at Dumfries House by Jillian, Tracey, Nicole and Graeme. It is made of GOTS-certified organic and 100% traceable ivory silk, made in Italy by Centro Seta. Not only is the material 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.

  • Lightly steam with a dash of our Eco Wash for Silk and Delicates in the water 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 dress to naturally deter moths. Ideally also keep the dress inside a moth proof garment bag.

The Artisans

Lorenzo Lanari
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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