The result is our beanie and snood-very warm, yet still very breathable and very lightweight, easy to be folded and put in your bag or your pocket, unisex and passe-partout, to wear while training each morning, but also having a touch of sporty elegance for late afternoon or evening. And because I’m not a «pro», deliberately kept simple and uncluttered by fancy logos or similar decorative elements. A perfect mix of tradition, aesthetic purity and chic minimalism, with a clean and contemporary mood.
We focused on 2 ranges of temperature, zero for early winter and sottozero (below zero)for those extra cold days. We decided to use a fantastic yarn, 70% Australian extra-fine Merino wool and 30% cashmere, made in Italy by the best Italian manufacturer. We chose to dedicate the collection to the iconic colours of the most famous cycling races: the lightblue «azzurro» of the the old jersey of the Nazionale, the pink «rosa» and cyclamen «ciclamino» of the jerseys worn by the leader and the best climber at the Giro d‘Italia, the yellow «1933» of the jersey worn by the leader at the Paris-Nice, the beige «roubaix» of the cobbles, mud and dust of the Paris-Roubaix, the grey «rouleur» of the asphalt.