PINKO unveils the fifth collection of REIMAGINE by Patrick McDowell (ENG)
PINKO unveils the fifth collection of REIMAGINE by Patrick McDowell, the Sustainability Design Director this November, 2022. Following on from the hugely successful previous collections, PINKO continues to push boundaries of sustainability and to drive this throughout the brand.
Continuing the narrative of up-cycling, PINKO’s Creative Director, Caterina Negra, works with Patrick to create iconic looks by utilising past season and archive fabrics. Patrick expresses that “sustainability is at the heart of this collection, using fabrics from the PINKO archives, recycled and organic qualities and making the pieces in Italy close to PINKO HQ to reduce their carbon footprint”.
Inspiration is drawn from nostalgia, Patrick reflects on early noughties pop culture marrying with the artistry of Royal French Courts of the 1700’s. The two contrasting worlds create strong looks for this current modern era. Deeply personal family images from both the PINKO family and Patrick’s own, were reflected upon as a main source of creativity for the collection with core prints created from a montage of vintage frames. Honouring his Grandmother who Patrick was incredibly close to, a cameo print was crafted from the paper cut cameo she made during her honeymoon in England in 1948, combining the portrait with historical plaster work has resulted in a beautiful violet and noir print featured throughout the collection. Patrick notes, “Modern ruched garments distort the print and bring it hurtling into the 21st Century.”
Masculine tailoring along with beautiful corsetry join together to create classic shapes. Pairing a delicate feminine touch with a strong masculine mix which Patrick is renowned for, along with his signature talent for cut and silhouette which is brought to each item designed.
The capsule collection will be available in selected PINKO stores and PINKO.com from November 2022. The unveiling of the new capsule collection also coincides with PINKO partnering with Central Saint Martins, the esteemed London art school. PINKO has a strong history of supporting emerging talent and collaborating with rising stars. Committed to making a positive impact for the future, PINKO is introducing a ‘PINKO Scholarship at Central Saint Martins’.
The scholarship offers independent talents the opportunity to be mentored by Patrick McDowell, as well as financial assistance to complete their degree and up to 100M of fabric from the PINKO archives. PINKO celebrates young talent and continues to help generations push boundaries, realize their full potential and change the future.
PINKO continues to support communities, invest in sustainability and help the wider world with the initiative #PINKOTAKECARE