P. Johnson summer 2017
P Johnson are pleased to introduce their new lookbook for the Summer season. Encompassing versatile careerwear, luxurious eveningwear and sportive leisurewear, this collection highlights the evolution of P Johnson’s silhouette, fabrics, and beautiful artisanal construction.
For this collection, designer Patrick Johnson focused on a more relaxed silhouette and a colour palette that has freshness and life, drawing inspiration from the Australian coastline. Using the finest hand construction and working with the best cloth weavers, he focuses on designing pieces that can easily be slotted into any man’s wardrobe. This is anti-dandy clothing, this is every-man clothing.
It all begins with fabric, and P Johnson have worked with their Italian, British, Irish, Belgian and Japanese weaving partners to create their most unique and luxurious selection of cloths to date. The fabrics are fresh and lively in colour and beautifully soft to touch, crafted using specific weaves to suit the warmer Australian climate. To create this collection, the brand used some of the best traditional weaving methods coupled with cutting edge technology, ensuring versatility and durability.
Everything the brand does in terms of construction and their approach aims to make the garments easy, effortless and enjoyable to wear, with the looks in this collection being slightly softer and more relaxed than previous seasons. At P Johnson’s London cutting room the patterns have been developed to have a slightly slouchier, less restrictive cut. As such, the jacket lengths are a touch longer and the trousers feature pleat detailing and a lower rise.
The tailoring in this collection is crafted at Sartoria Carrara, P Johnson’s Italian workshop in Massa, Carrara. Each garment is completely unique with fine handwork adding character and life. Tuscany has a rich history of tailoring, and the brand have been able to continually draw on this history and knowledge to produce a collection that is elegant, yet unique to them.
Photography by Pierre Toussaint.