It reads like a fable: On the mountains of Italy’s Marche region lives a subspecies of sheep called sopravissana. Their wool is prized, used by all the most famed luxury companies in the world. Angelo Urrutia of 4Sdesigns wanted to use it to make a sneaker. The wool was knit into a sock-like upper. Then he told the factory to brush it to fluff it up like shearling. The artisans balked; only a crazy person would brush sopravissana wool. He gave them an ultimatum: “Do it or I won’t make the sneakers.” So the wool was brushed and the sneakers were produced and worn in Urrutia’s new lookbook.
Every item in Urrutia’s fall collection combines craftsmanship and ingenuity. A bouclé bomber jacket featuring a tulle overlay looks from afar like a regular men’s jacket but up close it has the beauty and intricacy of a Chanel tweed. The collection’s plaids,