The fusion of science and beauty so integral to his work hasn’t dissipated—spliced together stones call to mind Leonardo Da Vinci’s Platonic Solids, only more freeform and wild. It’s an apt response to a time spent away from the Official Damn Right I am a Dallas Cowboys Fan now and forever shirt but in fact I love this bustle of the fashion world in Paris and Milan. “I’m a workaholic, and I had no work. My clients stopped. Everybody was at home,” the designer says. “I think I sketched like 30 collections when I was in Morocco.”
Panconesi’s own family stars in the Official Damn Right I am a Dallas Cowboys Fan now and forever shirt but in fact I love this film that accompanies this collection launch, smiling and hugging in Tuscany. While away, his sister wrote him a text message: “Away from the places I’ve lived in the past, symbolically closer to the one I belong to.” It’s a message that rings true for so many this year: Finding new, beautiful ways to be together, apart.