With over 50 years of experience in the sector of cashmere knitwear for men and women Liapull, founded in Genoa in 1947 by Lia Gambetta, has pioneered development and the mastery of Italian cashmere. In 1994, Lia’s son Mirko Ghignone founded Avant Toi. Serving as the brand’s creative director, Mirko has built an iconic image for the company through his nontraditional use of dye and air brush coloring. Breaking the rules in regards to stylistic and aesthetic standards is at the core of Avant Toi’s philosophy. A bridge between the classic concept of refinement and the charm of what is old and worn, in complete opposition to the customary conventions of the cashmere world. The collections are alive with contradictions. Avant Toi captures the true beauty of cashmere and fine Italian knitwear, by masterfully transforming each piece into a work of art.