Vitale Barberis Canonico

The Saxon Club.

The Vitale Barberis Canonico Australian Saxon Merino becomes the protagonist of The Saxon Club capsule in the new Autumn/Winter 2025 collection at Milano Unica (Rho Fiera) from 9th – 11th July 2024.

  • Milan
  • July 9th, 2024

Over the years, Vitale Barberis Canonico has used this exquisitely fine fibre in blends with other wools for its iconic fabrics, but this year, for the first time, we are proposing it in all its purity.

The full-bodied yarn in 100% Saxon wool breathes life into fabrics with soft, warm hands and a fluffy appearance with a three-dimensionality resulting from the thickness of the yarn.

In The Saxon Club capsule for AW 2025, Vitale Barberis Canonico proposes: Saxony fabric created in pure Saxon wool with a simultaneously compact, soft handle with a weight designed to guarantee perfect drape of the suit. It is presented in fancies, stripes, Prince of Wales, micro-designs and checks in natural tones, blues, greys and sage greens.

A lightweight worsted flannel whose hand retains the soft, exquisite touch of the Saxon Merino. Perfect for suits and available in mélange plains in blues, greys, natural tones and sage green.

Finally a double Melton with a strong personality and vigorous body, created for raw cut garments in mélange blues, greys and natural tones.

At Milano Unica, from 9th – 11th July at Rho Fiera, Vitale Barberis Canonico is completely dedicating its stand to Saxon Merino wool using a setting that takes you through the limits of time and space to surround you with the extensive grasslands of Australia.

The progenitor of the modern Australian Merino sheep, the Saxon Merino where this particular wool comes from, has an outstanding quality and regal history which dates back to the 18th century and passes through the European courts, from that of Spanish to the Electorate of Saxony, until it is discovered by a woman, Eliza Forlonge, who, in the mid-1800s, introduced a small flock to Australia, where she found the ideal conditions to develop the breed.
The Saxon sheep are smaller and produce less fleece than other sheep and they are the result of cross-breeding and selection over years. The decline in the numbers of their population is due to the fact that their management is more complex, requiring constant care and attention because of their lack of robustness in comparison to other, more modern breeds.

The breeders who supply Vitale Barberis Canonico voluntarily comply with the Integrity Animal Welfare protocols which not only stipulate the ethical care of the animals, but also of the environment.
The main characteristic of the Saxon wool is that it is highly crimped and the fibre is similar to a spring, giving great body and structure to the fibre itself.