NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Boboutic’s mission rejects the quotidian notion of knitwear. Founded in 2000 by designer Michel Bergamo and architect/photographer Cristina Zamagni, the collections are conceptually driven by the complexities found in everyday experiences such as the visual impact of rock mosses and lichens, or the texture of paper.
Boboutic’s designers consider knitwear an ideal medium, since its versatility allows for unique surfaces and unexpected shapes. Their constant research for new materials and production methods positions Boboutic on the forefront of reconceptualizing knitwear as a platform for sartorial innovation.
Thinking of each coat as a sculpture, Michel and Cristina build their knits in the same way a ceramicist would add clay to a piece. Combining traditional knit and stitching techniques with intellectual textile research, Boboutic has achieved an unmatched collection of coats and sweaters with a marshmallow-like softness, owing to the high pile of their silk and cashmere threads.