Lis Bazan Arevalo was born in Lima in Peru, on January 1st 1995. In 2015, she graduated in Mod'art International Paris - Peru with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Pattern-making. For two years, she focused on studying and researching Peruvian ancestral textile techniques, traveling and working with local artisans in hand-weaving and hand-knitting techniques. In 2017, she was awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Promperu as winner of the Young Creators Contest during the 'Peru Moda’ Trade Show.

Alessandra Dimiccoli was born on April 27th, 1994, in Bari. She graduated in Moda e Costume at Accademia di Belle Arti in Foggia. She took part to many national and international exhibitions.

Hannah Jane Duncan was born on June, 4th 1995. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology at Politecnico di Milano with a BA in Fashion Design and a minor in Italian language. Previous experience within various NY and Milan fashion industry companies including: Harpers BAZAAR US, Sophie Theallet Atelier, and ARBOUR fashion consulting. She was awarded the MAX MARA design Scholarship for the 2017-18 CKD Masters program.

Jiawen Gan was born on February 28th, in 1994 in Yueyang, in China. He graduated from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and obtained a bachelor's degree in Knitwear Design. During the university, he worked as an intern at the Hugo Boss public relations department and he also worked as intern at the Chinese menswear brand Wangbuliao. In 2016, he participated to the WOW (World Of Wearableart) competition New Zealand and was the winner of the Student Innovation Award.

Elisa Paulina Herrmann was born in Berlin in 1994. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Fashion) at Pforzheim University, School of Design, in Germany. She gained work experience interning with brands in New York City, London (McQ Alexander McQueen & Vivienne Westwood) and Florence (Ermanno Scervino), as well as working in costume departments of theatre and opera productions in Switzerland and Germany. She won several awards for her Bachelor Collection “Wear PF”.

Sonali Kumari was born in India on 18th November, 1992. She studied Fashion Design from IIFT, Ranchi. She graduated from National Institute Of Fashion Technology, Mumbai in Knitwear Design 2016. Awarded Best Design Collection for the Knitwear design 2016, she participated to several competition.

Qiying Song, born in the North of China, started studying Fashion in her country before moving to Italy where she graduated at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. She worked as Assistant to the Fashion Designer for the Italian Designer Annalisa Baldini and for the Chinese Designer Xu Yuejuan. She also worked for the Italian Knitwear brand Titì Milano.

Dario Tubiana, born on 25th July 1985, in Pordenone, He graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2015 with a major in History of the Jewish people and contemporary Judaism and a minor in Semitic linguistics. He has been working with UK knitwear magazines since 2015 as a designer of handmade clothes, taking care of the style and of the technical aspects.

Giulia Valabrega was born on June 21st 1990, in Rome. After a graduation in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques, she decided to study fashion and she graduated at Accademia di Costume e di Moda in Roma. She worked as assistant for the Accademia’s Talent in 2017. She received the United Colors of Benetton Scholarship to attend the Master in Creative Knitwear Design.

Creative Knitwear Design on Catwalk
Accademia del Costume & Moda

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