The new autumn/winter collection incorporates some themes already developed in the past, with the addition of some novelties. Fabrics with an British flavour (shetland, tweed, herringbone), mixed fabrics with cashmere or piece-dyed wool / silk mix.
In addition to the “Alpago wool” family, the sustainability theme is expanding: this is the first collection in which we have the opportunity to fully use the two certificates that have been recognized to us, namely the GRS (Global Recycle Standards, which recognizes the the entire production chain as respectful of international rules on “good practices”, ie an ethical approach not only to the product but also to the professionals and farms we work with). We then wanted to acquire an additional voluntary certification on the treatment of sheep in the farms from which we source. Ethical yarns, therefore, a goal that has committed us for some time … even in sequined fabrics!
There is no shortage of classics (shetland also in a piece-dyed version, for a greater chromatic impact), as well as various experiments. With a leno loom (knitted effect fabrics) we were able to create fabrics in different styles but with the common advantage of a decidedly winter weight with, at the same time, a lighter tactile sensation. Choice made to experiment, but also to extend the life of certain wool fabrics to intermediate seasons, or even thinking about not particularly cold climates.
Finally, the Heritage collection that comes from the historical archive of the wool mill and which debuted last season, continues successfully this year with the addition of other original fabrics dating back to the mid-1930s. Strong patterns, “risky” color combinations, particular and ageless workmanship … the archive is increasingly proving to be a source of enormous joy and inspiration!
A collection that intrigues the eye for texture and color combinations, and then convinces with a “hand” (or tactile sensation) that is always well matched.
“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Francesco De Luca