Andrea Zanola
Knitwear Designer
Andrea Zanola
Knitwear Designer
Based in
Brescia, Italy
Seniority
3 - 5 years experience
Age
27 years old
Gender
Male
Nationality
Italy
Resume
About

I am Andrea Zanola, I am a knitwear designer and I have always been fascinated by fashion design, art and costumes.
I have always been passionate about design and style. I find that knitwear is one of the best expression of my creativity, that I’ve reached during my university studies at Politecnico

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di Milano and later during a Masters course in Creative Knitwear Design at Accademia Costume and Moda in Partnership with Modateca Deanna.
I have started working in the role of knitwear designer for an Italian brand, Ermanno Scervino, since December 2017 and since March 2019 I have also been working in the role of product developer knitwear. This experience has given me the opportunity to follow the entire process that leads to the creation of a collection. This has allowed me to grow professionally in dynamic, flexibility and commitment.

I have recently started a project called Patchouli Studio (@patchouli_studio) which focuses on the idea of a more sustainable way to approach to fashion. Ethically designed and sourced from over production materials sponsored by some italian knitwear factories. bespoke knitwear is also fundamental to the project and all the pieces have been handcrafted by me.
I believe that professional growth can be achieved through continuous renewal of working experiences. I really would like to experience fashion in a different environment that will stimulates my creativity much more.

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Founder and Creative
Patcholi Studio Sep. 2020 - Present
Milano, Italy

Custome made knitted pieces for international lifestyle and fashion influencer Chris Burt Allan.

Founder and Creative
Patchouli Studio Jun. 2020 - Present
Brescia, Italy

Ethical and sustainability driven project. Handcrafted using over production materials only. Bespoke knitwear as the new luxury, a garment the customers can identify with completely

Editorial Vire Magazine
Vire Magazine Aug. 2018 - Present
Rome, Italy

My MA knitwear collection has been used for an editorial at Vire Magazine "Issue 0". The name of the editorial is Geometrie.

Knitwear Designer
Ermanno Scervino Dec. 2017 - Sep. 2019
Florence, Italy

I have started working in the role of Knitwear designer for Ermanno Scervino in December 2017 and since March 2019 I have also been working in the role of product developer knitwear. This experience has given me the opportunity to follow the entire process that leads to the creation of a collection.

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This has allowed me to grow professionally in dynamic, flexibility and commitment.

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Master in Creative Knitwear Design
Accademia Costume e Moda (Rome) Oct. 2016 - Jul. 2017
Carpi/Roma, Italy

Master in Creative Knitwear Design in partnership with Modateca Deanna.

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Scholar internship as knitwear deisgner
Maglifico della Rovere Mar. 2017 - Jun. 2017
Ferrara, Italy
Scholar internship as knitwear designer
Maglificio Salgari Mar. 2017 - Jun. 2017
Verona, Italy
Fashion Design Bachelor's Degree
Politecnico di Milano Sep. 2013 - Sep. 2016
Milan, Italy
Feel the yarn
Pitti immagine Jun. 27, 2016 - Jul. 1, 2016
Florence, Italy

I took part of the Feel the Yarn students' contest during the 79th edition of Pitti Filati.
I have had to follow a very specific concept while designing my capsule collection, a concept that the coordinator of the project, Ornella Bignami, called ‘Knitting time‘.
Dressed in knits following the rhyth

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m of daily life.
I have decided to focus on the opulence of dressy hours and I took inspirations from Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard and Sabrina main characters' wardrobes.

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Skills

strong knowledge of yarns/stitches

strong in team work

Hand knitting

hand knitting machines

Software skills

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Languages

English

Fluent

Italian

Native language

Personal details

UE working permit

Potentially open to relocate

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
Collaboration
Andrea Zanola Knitwear Designer

Rossella De Palo's mini interview about my recent work and my profile as a knitwear designer

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Accademia Costume & Moda: sfilno i lavori degli studenti di Creative Knitwear Design

Vogue Italia's review of the Creative Knitwear Designer Master Course's Fashion Show at Pitti Filati (July 2017)

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