The artisanal crafts of handknitting are elevated to high-fashion status as Bologna-based Nicola Luccarini creates daywear from skeins of wool!
His exquisite cashmere jacket with handcrafted flourishes is a veritable work of art that exemplifies this designer’s wondrous aesthetic.
Nicola lives and works in Bologna; a city known for its fine cuisine, and the world’s oldest university – it was founded in 1068! It is against this rich cultural backdrop that we find Nicola nurturing his passion for yarns.
Almost every single piece seduced us, but it was this complex cashmere jacket that stole our hearts. Up to forty hours of skilled work is needed to balance large needles and loose stitching, and the result speaks for itself. Indeed, this button-free loose-fitting garment cuts it both ways – it fuses couture-style crafts with ready to wear, and this is so rare.
If you seek an heirloom, then we would highly recommend Nicola’s highly personalized cashmere jacket Made-in-Italy.
About the Designer
Italian fashion designer Nicola Luccarini has long been the insider’s choice for haute couture knitwear. After graduating from the “Istituto di Moda” in Florence, his passion for knitwear and yarns leads Mr. Luccarini to open his own studio which in a short time becomes a design reference point for fashion houses from Milan to London.
“Understated Glamour” expresses his creative philosophy: original collections with sophisticated yarns and techniques, rich in embroidery and applications, designed for women who love luxury, want quality, and who like to stand out with taste and personality.