PINKO | ACBC16/09/2023
An exclusive capsule collection of sneakers made from responsibly sourced materials, in collaboration with certified B Corp ACBC.
Sustainability is the key component of the Reimagine by PINKO X Patrick McDowell capsule collection’s makeup, which is now in its fifth release: the Made in Italy pieces are created from fabrics that have been sourced directly from the PINKO archive, in addition to organic materials and recycled fibres.
A capsule collection whose craftsmanship has a story to tell: all the garments are worked on one-by-one. For this reason, only a limited number of pieces have been produced, and these can only be purchased online and in selected stores worldwide until completely sold out; this also helps significantly reduce the capsule’s environmental impact.
The Reimagine by PINKO X Patrick McDowell capsule collection is set apart by its strong sartorial flare, such as corset-inspired garments, boyfriend silhouettes, figure-lengthening flared trousers and gathered semi-transparent mesh pieces: feminine and masculine elements in perfect proportions, i.e. Patrick McDowell's signature style.
The ‘90s-reminiscent iconic and pop imagery meets the 1700s vibe of French royal courtiers: Patrick McDowell draws his inspiration from both of these worlds which despite appearing to starkly contrast one another at first glance, come together to create strong, bold looks that have been made for the now.
“The prints featured in this collection are a montage of family photos; deeply personal images that depict both the PINKO family and my actual family. The prints boast vintage-style frames, are mixed with purple - the collection’s symbolic colour - and evoke strong emotions.”
Patrick McDowell pays special tribute to his much-loved grandmother with the exclusive cameo print, created by means of a paper-carved cameo that she handmade during her 1948 honeymoon in England. The woman's portrait has been reworked with a historical stucco-reminiscent allure and the distinctive purple and black colourway. The gathers - which find pride of place on the capsule’s garments - distort the print details, instantly catapulting it into the 21st century.
The capsule collection is available online and in select PINKO Stores:
PINKO FLORENCE - Via Roma 26/28
PINKO MILAN - Via Monte Napoleone, 26
PINKO PARIS - 4 Faubourg St. Honoré
PINKO ANTWERP - Schuttershofstraat 27
PINKO LONDON - 45 Brompton Road
PINKO NEW YORK - 143, Spring Street