Over the summer, I attended Pitti 104 in Florence, Italy for the first time. It was an amazing trip! In between meetings, I had the opportunity to take in the beautiful and picturesque city, enjoy the incredible food, and meet other sartorial professionals and enthusiasts.

In preparation for Pitti, I designed new prints inspired by polo players and vintage hunting (an ode to the countryside). I named the collection the Firenze Collection as Florence was the first place where I introduced the new pieces.

From there, I traveled to Biella, Italy where I had the opportunity to visit Vitale Barberis Canonico - the oldest wool mill in Italy (it was established in 1663!). I toured the mill and learned how suiting fabric is developed - what an intricate and interesting process.

One of my favorite memories was experiencing a room they call “The Archives.” Here I was greeted with volumes of design journals over 300 years old up to the present day! 



As summer winds down, memories of Florence and Biella stay on my mind as I complete our upcoming fall collection. I look forward to showcasing what we have in store for the remainder of the year. Stay tuned!

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