The Modern Artisan

Ribbed cashmere cardigan




  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation
  • Exclusively available at MR PORTER and YOOX
  • Rust cashmere
  • Button fastenings
  • 100% cashmere
  • Dry clean
  • Designed in Italy, Crafted in the UK




Designed in Italy


Da Vinci in the detail

The rack-rib detail on this cardigan is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s technical sketches.


Data in design

The choice to include a cardigan in the collection 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, the designers saw a long-term customer preference for cardigans in menswear knitwear categories.

Crafted in the UK


Handmade at Johnstons of Elgin

This cardigan is made from 100% cashmere by local supplier Johnstons of Elgin. 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.

  • Do not iron or steam this cardigan as too much heat may shrink the garment.
  • 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.
  • Store folded, not hanging, and place a Fragrance Bag in the drawer to naturally deter moths.

The Artisans

Andrea De Matteis

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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