Carlo Volpi’s hand-woven knitwear has a very distinctive style. His Instagram account (@carlovolpi_official) is filled on the verge of overflow with colour, vibrancy and joyful graphics. There are clear comparisons that can be drawn between vector art and pop art, as well as informal doodles and mixed media artworks. The brand has a consistent and recognisable aesthetic that is similar to that of the psychedelic period. Taking into account the bold graphics and some of the shapes of his pieces, there is a clear similarity with the designs and the artwork in comic books. Tokyo is known for its bright colours and busy rush. The signs and neon lights are instantly recognisable. These vibrant colours are often translated in the modern Japanese artwork of Manga and Anime. The theme of the collection is based around domestic work, including prints of washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and spray bottles. Naturally they ought to be shown in a neon laundrette, in order to flaunt influences drawn from Tokyo’s busy fluorescent nightlife, and the bold wash of the garments.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR + PHOTOGRAPHY : JOSIE PHILLIPS STYLIST : NAOMI MADIGAN
MAKEUP AND HAIR : JASMINE ANTONIA
MODELS : CAOLAN MCCLAFFERTY + EIMI KOIKE