Key Pieces: The unisex orange Milano jumper is made of warm baby alpaca wool and has the added bonus of being naturally odor- and dirt-resistant.
Release Date: Available now
Editor’s Notes: Carcel is a Denmark-based brand with bases in Thailand and Peru that’s challenging fashion’s sustainability problem. Most intriguingly, its unisex “Made in Prison” drop was designed in Copenhagen but manufactured by women in prison in Cusco, Peru. And if that sounds potentially exploitative, the workers were all paid fair wages and trained in new skills, opening up new ways to break out of poverty once their sentences are served.
Shot in Berlin, the brand’s FW18 lookbook highlights the vibrancy of the knits, the safety cone orange in particular.
Carcel’s stockist for this drop, e-commerce platform Sardin, was also launched as a way to change the conversation about how customers buy fashion. Sardin enacts a pre-order-only method of sale and production, meaning all garments are manufactured responsibly to meet the exact demands of the market rather than manufacturing in bulk.
In other style news, Lanvin announces the departure of creative director Lucas Ossendrijver.