Private White V.C’s factory in Salford, Manchester, specialises in outerwear and has made for the likes of Burberry, Aquascutum, Nigel Cabourn and Baracuta. These days, though, private-label work is limited, as the focus is now on building the brand in its own right on an international scale – hence the debut at January’s Pitti Uomo.

Tom Bottomley: How long have you been designing for Private White V.C now?
Nick Ashley:
I’ve been here three years and it’s taken that time to get to this stage where we’re showing at Pitti. It’s kind of like, “Welcome to the real world.”

TB: How did designing for the brand come about in the first place?

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