Miss Deanna Ferretti Veroni was a complete master of her craft, showing complete understanding of knitwear and garment production by using traditional techniques whilst still fitting briefs of contemporary designers. Beginning her original set up in her home garage in the 1960’s, she moved on to collaborate and become a knitwear powerhouse years later. One of her most productive relationships was sustained with designer Martin Margiela; beginning in 1999 until the Autumn / Winter Collection of 2003. Whilst under Margiela’s creative guidance, Ferretti Veroni was instructed to make a sweater that showed traces of long-term wear “as if someone’s grandmother had worn it hundreds of times; as if someone had found it years later in some attic”.
Here we have a fine example of the level of detail put even into a basic piece such as this cardigan. Created on an extremely soft and durable cotton, it has been woven in a way that has sustained its shape and stretch since production while still being able to give the look of a vintage worn in piece, as all apparent fading and wear suits its intentionality. The signature horizontal panel is seen featured along the top front panel, button closure and a regular fit completes the item.