- Prince Charles was photographed and interviewed for the December 2020 issue of British Vogue.
- The Prince of Wales spoke to editor-in-chief Edward Enninful about his work with The Modern Artisan and his sustainable style.
- About his fashion choices he said: "I mind about detail and colour and things like that – and colour combinations."
Prince Charles is opening up about his sustainable style.
The Prince of Wales, though rarely seen as a style icon per se, spoke to editor-in-chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful – you'll remember he worked closely with Meghan Markle last year too – about his fashion choices.
His mantra is: 'Buy once, buy well.'
"Well, I'm one of those people who hate throwing anything away," he says. "Hence, I'd rather have them maintained, even patched if necessary, than to abandon them."
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“We have to clean up our act. But it can be done. There are wonderful things going on, but we need to scale up.” In the December issue, HRH The Prince of Wales talks to Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful about The Modern Artisan, a training programme, co-founded by The Prince’s Foundation, whose students are about to launch a sustainable fashion collection with Yoox Net-a-Porter. See the new royal portraits by @Nick_Knight for #BritishVogue in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 6 November. And read the interview at the link in bio. The Prince of Wales wears a linen jacket made for him 30 years ago by @AndersonAndSheppard. Photographed in the gardens at Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home, by @Nick_Knight and sittings editor @KPhelan123.
The prince goes on to talk about The Modern Artisan, a training programme co-founded by The Prince's Foundation, whose students are launching a fashion collection based around sustainability – something he has long championed in every aspect of his work – before he's complimented by Edward on his admirable style.
"I thought I was like a stopped clock – I'm right twice every 24 hours," the Prince jokes. "But no, I mean, I'm very glad you think it has style."
On his fashion choices, he says: "I mind about detail and colour and things like that – and colour combinations.
"I'm lucky because I can find marvellous people who are brilliant makers of the things that I appreciate, and because of that, I try to keep them going for longer."
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In a lively Zoom call earlier this year between HRH The Prince of Wales and Editor-In-Chief @Edward_Enninful, the Prince unveiled the sustainable fashion project he’s been working on, how he perceives his own style and why, after 50 years, he’s still a firm advocate of sustainability. “I’m one of those people who hates throwing anything away,” the Prince tells Edward Enninful. “I’d rather have [clothes] repaired and maintained, even patched if necessary.” Watch the full film at the link in bio.