It looks like Prince Charles is taking a leaf out of his daughter-in-law’s book. Following Meghan Markle’s Smart Works collection, the Duke of Cornwall is taking his foray into sustainable fashion through his charity, The Prince’s Foundation.
The capsule collection will be created in partnership with Yoox Net-A-Porter, and will launch next summer, in time for autumn/winter 2020.
Called The Modern Artisan Project, it will consist of 17 men’s and womenswear pieces, designed by six students from the Politecnico di Milano. They will create them in the traditional crafts and skills program at Dumfries House, the historic estate and educational centre part of the Prince’s Foundation.
‘This project is the culmination of our Future Textiles initiative, which starts by giving school pupils an introduction to the textile industry and goes right through to the Modern Artisan project which offers an inspiring progression route to any young person wishing to enter the fashion and textile industry,’ Jacqueline Farrell, the education director at Dumfries House, said in a statement.
‘Designed in Italy and crafted in the UK, The Modern Artisan collection will be an important expression of how talent and technology can work across boundaries and borders,’ Federico Marchetti, chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, added.
Though we don’t know much about the collection yet, it has been revealed it will be inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s work, as this year marks the 500th anniversary of his death.