Biella-based label Artknit Studios never fails to win us over with its luxurious knitwear designs, all of which are made to stand the test of time, characterised by a timeless, understated aesthetic and meticulous craftsmanship. Taking a zero-waste approach, Artknit's motto is "buy less, buy better". So when it comes time to refreshing your winter knitwear rotation, do so wisely, with Artknit's sumptuous styles. To get you started, we've rounded up a few of our favourites from the Italian brand below.
Winter staples from Artknit Studios
The Upcycled Cashmere Hoodie
Upgrade your cotton hoodie with a version made in cashmere. Lovingly crafted in Italy from regenerated cashmere yarn, it's as soft and cosy as virgin cashmere, but with a dramatically lower cost to the environment. You'll never want to take it off – and who says you have to? Wear it anytime, anywhere, with anything from sweatpants and slippers to tailored trousers and loafers.
The Sartorial Wool Trousers
These made-to-order flannel trousers will inject your wardrobe with the sartorial sophistication it needs. They're crafted from super soft and durable merino wool made by prestigious Italian fabric mill Vitale Barberis Canonico, so you can be guaranteed that they'll see you stylishly through many winters.
The Lightweight Merino Round-Neck
This simple yet elegant merino jumper is a lightweight layer that you'll reach for year-round. Its extrafine merino wool construction makes it warm but breathable. Layer it over a tee or Oxford shirt and simply throw a coat over the top in the colder months.
The Wool Bomber
The bomber jacket is an iconic outerwear staple that has been beloved for decades and certainly isn't going out of style anytime soon. For a contemporary interpretation, look to Artknit, who have updated the classic silhouette with a luxurious merino wool construction. Choose from three versatile hues – Navy, Taupe or Anthracite Grey.
The Half-Zip Jumper
Casual yet elegant, Arknit's merino wool half-zip jumper is the ultimate everyday staple. Wear it with Chelsea boots and jeans for an effortless weekend look or take it up a notch in the office, by teaming it with loafers and chinos for a sophisticated take on the business casual dress code.
The Wool Overshirt Jacket
You can never go wrong with a versatile overshirt – the ultimate layering tool and a surefire staple when it comes to transitional dressing. This military-inspired version from Artknit Studios is equal parts functional and stylish, crafted from extrafine merino wool and boasting clever concealed buttoning, a slightly cropped fit and roomy chest pockets.