Riccardo Grassi
Menswear

Carlo Volpi

 

Carlo has had a life long affair with knitting. Born in a small town near Florence, he grew up amongst cones of yarn and knitting machines: both of his grandmothers worked for a very
small knit factory in the village and from them he inherited the passion for his craft. After completing his BA in Textiles at Goldsmiths College and a few years later his MA at The
Royal College of Art, Carlo was selected as one of the 12 Texprint finalists and was awarded one of their prestigious prizes at Premiere Vision in Paris. A genuine passion for all things hand crafted and new innovative technologies, Carlo regularly collaborates as a consultant for various brands and the Research Area at Pitti Filati,developing fabrics and garments for their shows in Florence twice a year. In 2014 Carlo founded his eponymous label: the same year he received an award sponsored by the Haberdashers’ and Framework Knitters companies that enabled him to set up a studio at Cockpit Arts. In 2015 Carlo was selected by Sara Maino, senior editor of Vogue Italia, to show his collection during Milan Fashion Week. The following summer he was invited by Marco De Vincenzo to participate at an event organised by Altaroma and Vogue Italia where he had the opportunity to show his collection to Franca Sozzani along Marco’s. In the summer of
2016, Carlo was selected amongst one of the six finalists of the talent Scout competition “Who Is On Next”, promoted by Vogue Italia and Pitti Immagine, and won first prize.
Carlo’s work is characterised by a vibrant clash of colours and an eclectic mix of stitches and textures.Traditional hand crafted techniques are reinvented, updated and joyfully mixed
with the latest fashion manufacturing technologies, creating exclusive and limited pieces. All of his work is produced in Italy.

  • 20 Sep
    13 Oct
    2017
    Via Piranesi, 4 - 20137 Milano
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