Alessandro Lastella is a young, new designer from Italy and his collection shows his skills not only in design, but also in storytelling. The story that we can see for autumn is the beach during winter – a surreal place where whales are made from wool and rope. Aptly named ‘Fairywhale’, we see vintage inspired designs remade for the twenty first century – prints that have a childlike innocence are made adult appropriate with the help of sophisticated cuts and the intelligent use of fabrics. The strongest pieces are without a doubt the sweatshirts which look great when paired with the neat shirts and clean trousers. More of a fashion message can be seen on the wide pants and kimono shirts – featuring bohemian prints and unique detailing.