It’s easy to understand why someone like Carlo Volpi would have a deep and abiding passion for wool. The breathable fiber is a natural insulator that can be weighted to keep its wearer warm in winter or cool in summer. It’s also flexible, easy to manipulate, and easy on the environment. As a man who knits, however, Volpi is a bit of rare breed, which explains why his own take on the centuries-old practice is less than conventional. For his thesis project at the Royal College of Art in London, Volpi experimented with stitch types, gauges, and textures to create a flamboyant menswear collection that turns traditional notions of masculinity on their heads.