DESIGNER YOU SHOULD KNOW:CARLO VOLPI
Carlo Volpi is a London based menswear knitwear designer. After completing his undergraduate studies in Textiles at Goldsmiths college, he decided to follow his lifetime passion in knitwear and studied on the MA Textiles programme with a specialism in knit at The Royal College of Art in London. He was also one of the winners of a design competition for Waddesdon Manor and his work was selected by Rowan and included in an exhibition at Liberty’s as part of The Campaign for Wool. Carlo’s knitwear is characterised by an eclectic choice of stitch structures, gauges and textures, where traditional knitting techniques, urban landscapes and pop imagery are mixed together into an eccentric combination that is alive throughout his work. His love for unusual patterns and colour combinations has led him to design garments that are very wearable and contemporary.