A classic stop at Pitti is usually the Uniforms For The Dedicated booth: it's always a pleasure to meet Fredrik and listen to him while he talks with passion about his latest collection, called The Flock of Garments.
The brand is getting more and more solid over the seasons with a satisfying amount of staples in terms of design and identity. An incredible effort have been put in fabrics research (a considerable increase in the number of japanese fabrics), developing processes and items in a sustainable way. Going green is a long term goal but relevant steps have been made moving from 12% to 51% the percentage of sustainable fabrics involved: hemp, pt and cotton are recycled, and nuts have been used instead of horns for button production.
At the same time that the collection will be in stores, the Swedish collective will launch a new project focusing on art furniture built with recycled material coming from the Swedish archipelago.
A slightly bigger, definitely more mature but still extremely playful collection is the result of a new way of designing that doesn't stuck on a seasonal concept but looks forward in a long term direction.
The unconstructed UFTD jacket features a classic fit, japanese double weave and a woven quilt lining.
The raw-edge boiled wool suit represents a combination of something really classic and something really modern featuring a special japanese fabric that took 5 years to be developed.
Inspired by classic army jackets, this parka with detachable vest that incorporates a small backpack is made of 100% laminated hemp which is completely sustainable and wool lining.
Classic UFTD shirt fit made of double weave japanese fabric featuring iron buttons and reversed snowflakes pattern.