"Reverence and respect for the natural world, historically authentic and balanced materials, and garments that are engineered to serve a function and fulfill a need are at the heart of the collection."
Wallpaper had an interview with Pierre-Henri Mattout (the new creative director of Victorinox). Read it here.
Pierre-Henri Mattout, the 34-year-old former lead designer for Dormeuil, a French fabric house-cum-luxury-tailored-clothing maker, (whose resumé also includes some names such as Christian Dior and Christian Lacroix), was appointed Creative Director of Swiss label Victorinox at the beginning of 2008, debuting his first collection, Spring Summer 2009.
Clean the jacket. Put the jacket on a work table, and using a bowl of ice water and a sponge, wipe down the outside of the jacket. The ice water keeps the wax on the jacket hardened and helps the sponge separate the dirt out. (Don’t use soap of any kind. Don’t put the jacket in the washing machine. I'm told that would remove the wax coating permanently.)
Open the tin of wax and boil it in a pot of water over a stove, until the wax is melted.
Using an old cotton t-shirt, work the melted wax onto the jacket, paying particular care to the seams, pockets and edges. (This is the part that’s harder in winter because the wax keeps solidifying on you). Ideally you should keep the wax tin in the hot water while working in order to keep the wax melted.
Once you have re-waxed all the surface, hang the jacket up and use the blow dryer to re-melt the wax on the jacket and give it an even finish. This also gives the jacket a nice shiny fresh look. Hang the jacket and allow it dry overnight undisturbed. Please be aware the jacket will bleed excess wax for a short while after being re-waxed.
Lark is a clothing store for men and women that is run by people with a mad passion for quality, history and the desire to live well. The shop is not only about brands, but also about the carefully curated Lark aesthetic.