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Alanui

Italian label Alanui celebrates once-in-a-lifetime experiences with iconic knitwear. Inspired by travel, siblings Nicolò and Carlotta Oddi started crafting handmade cardigans from noble Cariaggi cashmere.

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About the designer


Still relatively new to the world of luxury fashion, Italian label Alanui was founded in 2016. It was siblings Nicolò and Carlotta Oddi who decided to bundle their creative aesthetic into a single luxury label. Having worked as both styling assistant to Anna Dello Russo at Vogue Japan and as fashion consultant at Joshua Sanders, Carlotta knew the path to take towards becoming a rapidly coveted brand. Alanui omits genders and seasons from its collection, crafting mainly jacquard knitwear that epitomises the label’s creative aesthetic. Their oversized cardigans, crafted from a palatial 980 grams of refined Italian Cariaggi cashmere, are key to a trans-seasonal wardrobe. Each piece is crafted by hand; a lengthy process that entails five hours to knit the cashmere and six hours to assemble the silhouette. If embellished with embroidery, the piece may take up to sixteen hours to create.

Named after the Hawaiian word for 'large path', Alanui is inspired by travel. Their aesthetic is mainly based on Indian American heritage. Oversized, buttonless silhouettes are often adorned with heavy fringe detailing, while the fabric reveals itself as the perfect canvas for colourful and artisanal artistry.