Cashmere’s Best Kept Secret

August 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

The fashionable set has been hounding down Avant Toi knitwear for years. Even now Avant Toi is hard-to-find and only a few of the most unique shops around the world carry it. Now Carrot choppers can find this elusive Italian knitwear line right here!

Mirko Ghignone, creative director, founded this family owned business in 1994. With Mirko’s eclectic tastes and artistic sensibilities luxury cashmere has been revolutionized. This collection strives to liberate knitwear from staid classic traditions. Knitted wardrobe staples such as pullovers, cardigans, t-shirts, scarves and shawls are subject to unthinkable treatments and the result is sophisticated and edgy. They are painted, washed, singed, and torn – although comfort remains at the heart of these pieces. Avant Toi is a true original in the knitwear world and due to the handmade nature, no two pieces are exactly the same.

Especially coveted are there one-of-a-kind silk and cashmere shawls. These are pieces that meld vividly colored Avant Toi cashmere with vintage dead stock Hèrmes silk scarfs that were never used before. They are amazingly beautiful and not to be missed.

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