Alice Made This has bid the beauty of Florence farewell and returned to London living. After a wonderful time at Pitti Uomo, and having seen some truly inspiring work from both well established and up and coming brands, here are 5 of the most bellissimo delicacies that we saw on our trip.
There is nothing better at this time of year than a gorgeous piece of knitwear. Inspired by the fishermen's work-wear of the Aran Islands, Inis Meáin create beautiful and practical pieces which respect the highly skilled islanders, who had to master knitting to create a way of living in an inhospitable environment. This season introduces a new range of colours in Wool, Wool/Cashmere and Baby Alpaca/Silk blends together with marls of Donegals and Donegal/ Wool blends. We would happily snuggle up in any of their new collection.
We all know the feeling of coming home from a long day at work and craving the comfort of lounge wear. Second Skin are a new Japanese brand pairing underwear and aroma to create a sensual and irresistible experience. All products are genderless, made by exquisite artisans in Japan and draw upon natural Eastern plant remedies. The answer to feeling our most comfortable? Yes please.
Influenced heavily by the vibrant atmosphere of North-East London, Harris Wharf London showcase unlined and raw edged construction whereas Jimi Roos specialise in bright handcrafted embroideries. Their collaboration intertwines these contrasting ideas and we love the fun twist to challenge their comfort zones.
Just a quick search for #Pitti and it's obvious that Nick Wooster was the talk of the show. Sartorial selfies galore. The capsule collection between Wooster and Lardini demonstrates a daring and innovative take on traditional Italian tailoring. We particularly loved the reflective details on the inside of the overcoats.
The oh so stylish Brunello Cucinelli was our neighbour at the show so we were lucky enough to see a lot of the collection. Their stand was a hive of activity with about 80 staff in action and people constantly stopping to converse and admire. We predict that Mr. Porter will take them this season so keep your eyes peeled for more of the good stuff!