Whilst there were purple sands awaiting models front at house at Prada’s latest show which might have suggested an impossible- not of this earth kind of beauty, the reality of the collection backstage was all about a slower reveal. Conservative, especially put-together exits, which gradually unveiled their magnificence on closer inspection. Shimmering brocades, home furnishing style seventies patterns, and the stand out top stitching seen in the latest men’s collection, but used in a more decorative way. Enough to keep you looking for hours, and eventually buying LOADS of it- obviously!

Photographer: Jason Lloyd-Evans


By Vincent Levy 




1ST PAT-RN SS15 Pitti Preview

Visiting Silvia, Alessio and Cris has become a regular entry on my agenda ever since I came across 1ST PAT-RN. As a fan and proud owner of 3 of their jackets, it’s always a pleasure to check in and discuss new developments and designs. The unique military inspired aesthetic along with an exclusive “cavalry di maglia” fabric, allows for a tailored yet comfortable look: fully unstructured with no lining, the knitted fabric adjusts to the body and regains its shape after each wash.

For SS15, the major change comes through the addition of bottom pieces such as the Japanese selvedge denim and knitted shorts. Also, next season sees a new fabric development come to life: the “gabardina a maglia”, a sort of gabardine twill that provides the first woven approach to 1ST PAT-RN models. Besides the essential single and double breasted jackets, new worker jackets made the cut in beautiful camel and indigo shades.

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