Gallery: Carlo Volpi Challenges Notions of Masculinity With Campy, Colorfu...

Carlo Volpi, Royal College of Art, London, U.K., United Kingdom, Italy, wool, eco-friendly knitwear, sustainable knitwear, eco-friendly knits, sustainable knits, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

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.

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One Response to “Carlo Volpi Challenges Notions of Masculinity With Campy, Colorful Knits”

  1. brulee says:

    Juicy knits, but hope that the wool is ethically produced, some manufacturers use ‘mulesing’ cutting chunks off a lamb’s tail area and delicate flesh without even an anaesthetic t reduce outbreaks of ‘flystrike’ even though humane methods and deterrants are available, remember a really masculine man opens his heart to others and protects the weak?!

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