Mid-way as we are now through Spring, it probably seems a little late to the party to be discussing the new spring/summer offerings from Canberra-based accessories label Casa Pavone. But with Fashfest over for another year, and the men of Canberra and the surrounding area faced with a whole slew of new seasonal occasions to dress for (Spring races, Spring weddings, Christmas and New Years…) I cannot think of a better time to talk through some of the stunning new pieces on offer to get us looking our best.
Created as a complimentary label to the designs they were creating with Braddon Tailors. Pip Morgan and Johnathon McFeat identified that there was a hole in the Australian market for men’s accessories of a really high quality; and knew that they were the ones to offer a solution with Casa Pavone.
Offering a well designed, high quality product is the key to the label, which prides itself on sourcing only the best English and Italian silks, searching through merchants pattern archives – in some cases back over 200 years, to source the materials used in their collections.
Quality is ensured in the final product through a partnership with a small family owned manufacturing company in Italy who create all the pieces for Casa Pavone by hand. With each piece being lovingly created by artisans, in very small quantities, we’re talking about bespoke menswear accessories which are filling a needy niche in the menswear marketplace.
I was given the opportunity to view the collection in-store, and I was first blown-away by the quality of the pieces. This season the offerings from Casa Pavone are done in a variety of rich jewel tone fabrics and elegant patterns creating a very luxurious collection of pieces which will both stand alone and bring an outfit together.
Fine printed 25oz silk twill foulard neckties draw upon the rich history of quintessential English ties. Created with a rich, woolen lining, these ties will provide an elegant knot and a beautiful drape, and are handrolled with self-tipped blades.
The fine weave grenadine neckties are made from a 100% silk woven from a high-twist yarn in Como, Italy, and come in a beautiful selection of rich colours. An essential element of all elegant wardrobes, special warps are used to create a deep, pure clarity of colour.
One of my favourite pieces from this collection however is a classic silk pocket square in a yellow, blue, brown and grey floral pattern. This, and the other pocket squares this season, posses a simplicity eschewing trends, making them the ideal choice for the sartorially elegant. Printed silks with handrolled edges and hand stitching add to the refinement of these items.
While the new season offerings from Casa Pavone are delicious examples of what the label has to offer, it is the one-on-one interactions that you have as a customer that truly make the label so remarkable. I wore Casa Pavone pieces to two of the Fashfest shows this year and I couldn’t believe how well they pulled my outfits together, or how expertly they had been matched to what I was wearing.
You can get your hands on your own Casa Pavone pieces by heading to their website, or through the shopfront in the Ori Building.
Don’t forget to check out and follow their Instagram account for updates on upcoming collections as well.