Soft Cashmere Yarn

The cashmere poncho, transcending seasons and time.

Summer in some parts of the world shall soon bid us farewell; it is a bittersweet moment for those of us clinging to sunny days and balmy nights.  In other regions of the world, in the Antipodes, for instance, the first sprouts signal the arrival of spring.  Be it an autumnal tone perhaps calling for cashmere, or the awakening of Nature, these transitions are an artistic, literary period inspiring renewal in our personal landscape and often our wardrobes. 

Nicola Luccarini offers us his talents to take on the challenges that the changing seasons present. He is a lover of fine yarns whose cashmere ponchos, cardigans and scarves have style all wrapped up!  

Hailing from Bologna, Nicola comes to us from a city that fuses haughty elegance with down-to-earth grit and one beautifully colonnaded medieval grid.  This city of centuries old towers also hosts the world’s oldest university. Records show that it dates back to 1308, in fact Michelangelo was a student; and it is famous for its graffiti-embellished piazzas filled with exuberant modern day scholars swapping Gothic fashion tips.  

Panoramic View of Bologna, Italy

Panoramic View of Bologna, Italy

This fair city in Emilia-Romagna, credited with so much, is also a proud steward of the crafts, a nerve centre for gifted artisans whose ideas are a natural function of the mind, as breathing is of the lungs. 

Against this illustrious and richly endowed landscape, Nicola’s gorgeous cashmere ponchos and stylish outerwear, that ally artisanal tradition with a modern edge, are the ideal companion to keep the chill at bay.  Highly tuned in to urban life, these flowing and versatile handmade ponchos in six-ply cashmere come in an array of rich colours…soft, creamy beige, earthy brown, and navy blue.  Each a triumph of style, creativity, and downright Italian chic, they become indispensable year round.

Cashmere Poncho with Cowl Neckline by Nicola Luccarini

Cashmere Poncho with Cowl Neckline by Nicola Luccarini

Perfect when travelling too, particularly on transatlantic flights that get so jolly cold  frequently one is chilled to the bone!  Many a time I have disembarked looking a light shade of blue!  Solution?  Take along one of Nicola’s classics!

Cashmere Poncho by Bologna-based Nicola Luccarini

Cashmere Poncho by Bologna-based Nicola Luccarini

 

Not only super easy to wear, they are luggage-friendly and hold their shape — not a crease in sight.  Indeed, irrespective of your preferred method of transportation, these days elegant armour is a necessity!

Where to buy these gorgeous ponchos?  Why at theitaliancollection, of course, and should you decide to enhance your collection we guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Myriam and Cristina

Friends for life, very Italian, and #loversoffinethings!

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