Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,
Sansovino 6 is the Milan-based brand headed by American designer, Edward Buchanan. He presented at last year’s Pitti Filati in July and again during Pitti Uomo 91 earlier this week, and so this review is sort of a reflection on both shows.
Mr Buchanan creates garments that make getting through the world just a little bit easier. He’s mastered the idea of sweatsuits that have just enough points of tailoring that you could get away with wearing them at a dinner. And this season’s collection of mostly wool, cotton and cashmere-based knitwear in greys with waves or warm colours, was indeed warm in every sense of the word. The people Buchanan has gathered around his brand aren’t a tribe or a squad, but a community, including none-other than friend of ASVOF, Marcelo Burlon, who walked in the show.
Sansovino 6 shows are optimistic and this time around it felt more necessary than ever. This feeling that we’re all in this world together so what else is there to do than be positive (and hey, you can look the part too)? This kind of non-aggressive way of making a point I find completely authentic and so good to see in a fashion space. I think it was Karl who said ‘sweatpants are a sign of defeat’. I guess he hasn’t heard of Sansovino 6.
– Sophie Joy