The present always owes something to the past. Beauty is silent. Opulence hides in details.
Influenced by the ghostly beauty of Scotland and its rich textile heritage, designer Phillip Patterson keeps on developing his experimental clothing project P.R. Patterson, refining his quality standards season after season. Tired of London’s hectic pace, Phillip relocated his atelier in Glasgow last year, where he started to work with locally sourced fabrics, breathing new life into Scottish artisanal know-how. Fascinated with the past and antique garments, P.R. Patterson designs stand for an ideal of understated elegance, achieved through the exquisite combination of neo-romantic suggestions and fuctionalism. In this context, special weaving techniques were used to create stiff wool blends entirely waterproof, to protect the wearer from Winter’s heavy rains and harsh winds. Long shirts with the signature double buttoning were paired with finely tailored blazers that cross any border of gender and time. The colors of Scotland were translated in a desaturated color palette of dusty black, muddy brown and misty grey, while buckles, jewellery, and finishings such as bags’ closures and shoes’toes were made in rusty greenish bronze, reminiscent of the wet, mossy stones one can find in antique forts and countryside graveyards. Veiled hats and washed silk dresses with daring open backs added to the collection a dramatic touch, celebrating the bewitching beauty of women.