Historic photos and Made in Italy craftsmanship for FW 15 collection
About 60 km far from Venice, the Italian city of elegance, carnival and mystery, in Follina (TV), in 2011 the 1ST PAT-RN project started. Before telling you the history of the brand and its inspiration, let’s start from the name, first pattern, term of military provenience which identifies the real first prototype of a garment.
Without following trends but inspired by the best quality and the excellent Italian manufacturing and craftsmanship only, the brand creates new, simple and “fundamental” items through the use of knitted fabrics. As a result, here there is a new kind of Made in Italy style, a small but very targeted and limited collection able to combine tradition and luxury, inspired by civil, military and utility patterns. From the yarn to final finishing, the production is totally made in Italy, while the distribution can count on a very selected range of international shops (from Ireland and UK to Japan).
Talking about the fall-winter 2015 collection, the inspiration comes from historic photos from the Twenties and Fifties of workers of the hydroelectric plants in the mountains close to Vittorio Veneto, the land where the brand is born and to which is inspired. People used to wear elegant jackets “for special occasions” only; once abandoned, they became useful for “work”, as the company explained: «A tweed knit, wool-silk that we propose in the “Trad” concept, in a iconic mixed gray: this fabric opens to the expansion of the concept of elegance and comfort that has made known us internationally.»
Casual-elegant men and a masculine woman (don’t miss the first pant for woman 1ST PAT-RN: an iconic piece based on a comfortable shaped line and futuristic fit, wide but tailoring) will be showed during the next edition of Pitti.