Avant Toi is the cutting edge of luxury knitwear. Forward thinking, innovative and out of the ordinary, Avant Toi revolutionized the idea of what cashmere knitwear can be: distressed, urban, avant-garde while still maintaining elegance and a sophisticated essence. Superior quality Italian cashmere knits are created with artisan craftsmanship and then defaced, stained and maltreated to create Avant Toi’s signature juxtaposition of a grungy take on luxe.

Founded in 1994 by the Liapull production group, Avant Toi breaks the rules in regards to stylistic and aesthetic standards, giving life through innovative techniques and painstaking manual procedures to a new way of wearing and interpreting clothing as pieces of modern art. Artistic director Mirko Ghignone continually pushes the boundaries of dyeing and fabric manipulation of cashmere, silk and linen luxury yarns. Pieces are smoked, torn, destroyed, blended and spray-painted to become singular creations, refined yet provoking. Mirko’s originality creates distinctive character and unrepeatable colors that emphasize the texture and beauty of the knit. Each is a masterful work of art that is ultimately defined by the wearer.

The use of scarves only adds to Avant Toi’s extraordinary individuality. Vintage printed silk scarves and specialty prints of Mirko’s original paintings are felted onto a cashmere silk blend, treated with airbrushing and then hand painted. By creating collections alive with contradiction, Avant Toi has perfected a broad experimental language that finds relevance with all. An artist at heart and in practice, Mirko finds inspiration from fine art and possesses an uncanny eye for both color and composition. His profound love of color and its emotional potency creates the soul of Avant Toi’s clothing.


Avant Toi Oversized Mesh Top in Cuba

Avant Toi

Oversized Mesh Top in Cuba

$465.00

Avant Toi Round Neck Top in Nero/Smalto

Avant Toi

Round Neck Top in Nero/Smalto

$395.00

Avant Toi Round Neck Top in Bicolor

Avant Toi

Round Neck Top in Bicolor

$395.00

Avant Toi Oversized V-Neck Top in Denim

Avant Toi

Oversized V-Neck Top in Denim

$395.00

Avant Toi Destroyed Knit in Deep

Avant Toi

Destroyed Knit in Deep

$495.00

Avant Toi Felt Jacket in Turchese

Avant Toi

Felt Jacket in Turchese

$1,295.00

Avant Toi Twisted Cable Knit Sweater in China

Avant Toi

Cable Knit Sweater in China

$735.00

Avant Toi Loose Knit Sweater in China

Avant Toi

Loose Knit Sweater in China

$675.00

Avant Toi Fisherman's Sweater in Deep

Avant Toi

Fisherman's Sweater in Deep

$800.00

Avant Toi Jacquard Notch Lapel Coat in Turchese

Avant Toi

Jacquard Notch Lapel Coat in Turchese

$2,395.00 Sale: $1,197.50

Avant Toi Merino Wool/ Cashmere Felt Notch Lapel Long Coat

Avant Toi

Felt, Notch Lapel Coat in Nero

$1,795.00

Avant Toi Jacquard Notch Lapel Coat in Suede

Avant Toi

Jacquard Notch Lapel Coat in Suede

$2,395.00 Sale: $1,197.50

Avant Toi Loose Knit Sweater in Coral

Avant Toi

Loose Knit Sweater in Coral

$675.00

Avant Toi Fitted Sweater in Brick

Avant Toi

Fitted Sweater in Brick

$695.00

Avant Toi Fisherman's Sweater in Myrtle

Avant Toi

Fisherman's Sweater in Myrtle

$800.00

Avant Toi Fisherman's Sweater in China

Avant Toi

Fisherman's Sweater in China

$800.00

Avant Toi Loose-Knit Cardigan in Magenta

Avant Toi

Loose-Knit Cardigan in Magenta

$1,355.00

Avant Toi Cashmere Boxy Crew Neck Sweater

Avant Toi

Boxy Cashmere Sweater in China

$875.00

Avant Toi Destroyed Knit in Nero/ China

Avant Toi

Destroyed Knit in Nero/ China

$495.00

Avant Toi Reversible Coat in Deep/ Suede

Avant Toi

Reversible Coat in Deep/ Suede

$2,745.00

Avant Toi Garment Dyed Felt Blazer in Deep

Avant Toi

Garment Dyed Felt Blazer in Deep

$1,125.00

Avant Toi Lightweight Cashmere/ Silk Sweater in Sky Blue

Avant Toi

Rolled Hem Sweater in Deep

$745.00

Avant Toi Rolled Hem Sweater in Brown

Avant Toi

Rolled Hem Sweater in Brick

$745.00

Avant Toi Oversized Linen Mesh Top in Navy Blue

Avant Toi

Oversized Mesh Top in Navy Blu

$465.00

Avant Toi Hand-Painted T-Shirt in China

Avant Toi

Hand-Painted T-Shirt in China

$335.00

Avant Toi Rolled Hem Sweater in Blue

Avant Toi

Rolled Hem Sweater in China

$745.00

Avant Toi Relaxed V-Neck Ombre Sweater in Orange

Avant Toi

Ombre V-Neck Sweater in Coral

$745.00

Avant Toi Oversized Linen Mesh Top in Salice

Avant Toi

Oversized Mesh Top in Salice

$465.00

Avant Toi Cashmere/ Silk Hand-Painted Fitted V-Neck Sweater in Brick

Avant Toi

Fitted V-Neck Sweater in Brick

$695.00

Avant Toi Cashmere/ Silk Lightweight Fitted Rolled Hem Sweater in Nero

Avant Toi

Rolled Hem Sweater in Nero

$745.00

Avant Toi Cashmere/ Silk Lightweight Barchetta Sweater in Deep

Avant Toi

Barchetta Sweater in Deep

$795.00

Avant Toi Cashmere/ Silk Lightweight Barchetta Sweater in Magenta

Avant Toi

Barchetta Sweater in Magenta

$795.00

Avant Toi Long Mesh Jacket in Blu Navy

Avant Toi

Long Mesh Jacket in Blu Navy

$815.00

Avant Toi Long True Hemp Blazer in Cuba

Avant Toi

Long True Hemp Blazer in Cuba

$1,095.00

Avant Toi Long Mesh Jacket in Salice

Avant Toi

Long Mesh Jacket in Salice

$745.00 Sale: $372.50

Avant Toi Oversized Mesh Top in Smeraldo

Avant Toi

Oversized Mesh Top in Smeraldo

$465.00

Avant Toi Hemp Lightweight Jacket in Blue Navy

Avant Toi

Hemp Lightweight Jacket in Blue Navy

$1,130.00 Sale: $565.00

Avant Toi Hemp Lightweight Blazer in Blue Navy

Avant Toi

Hemp Lightweight Blazer in Blue Navy

$990.00 Sale: $495.00

Avant Toi Destroyed Knit in Brick

Avant Toi

Destroyed Knit in Brick

$495.00 Sale: $247.50

Avant Toi Hemp Jacket in Grey

Avant Toi

Hemp Jacket in Carruba

$1,130.00 Sale: $565.00

Avant Toi Georgette Cardigan in Salice

Avant Toi

Georgette Cardigan in Salice

$910.00 Sale: $455.00

Avant Toi Merino Wool/Cashmere Felted Blazer in Velvet

Avant Toi

Merino Wool/Cashmere Felted Blazer in Velvet

$1,765.00 Sale: $882.50

Avant Toi Studded & Speckled Metallic Sweater in Black/ China

Avant Toi

Studded & Speckled Metallic Sweater in Black/ China

$980.00 Sale: $490.00

Avant Toi Jacquard Turtleneck Sweater in Glass

Avant Toi

Jacquard Turtleneck Sweater in Glass

$750.00 Sale: $375.00

Avant Toi Lightweight Linen Long Dress in Cuba

Avant Toi

Lightweight Linen Long Dress in Cuba

$615.00 Sale: $307.50

Avant Toi Long Mesh Jacket in Turchese

Avant Toi

Long Mesh Jacket in Turchese

$745.00 Sale: $372.50

Avant Toi

Long True Hemp Blazer in Denim

$1,095.00 Sale: $547.50

Avant Toi True Hemp Floral Top in Sardinia

Avant Toi

True Hemp Floral Top in Sardinia

$955.00 Sale: $477.50

Avant Toi Destroyed Knit in Purple

Avant Toi

Destroyed Knit in Myrtle

$495.00 Sale: $247.50

Avant Toi Animal Print Sweater in Turchese

Avant Toi

Animal Print Sweater in Turchese

$1,195.00 Sale: $597.50

Avant Toi True Hemp Blazer in Blu Navy

Avant Toi

True Hemp Blazer in Blu Navy

$895.00 Sale: $447.50

Avant Toi Square Jacquard Duster in Husky

Avant Toi

Square Jacquard Duster in Husky

$1,135.00 Sale: $567.50

Avant Toi Georgette Cardigan in Melograna in Sardinia

Avant Toi

Georgette Cardigan in Melograna in Sardinia

$910.00 Sale: $455.00

Avant Toi Metallic Turtleneck Top in Black/ Foil

Avant Toi

Metallic Turtleneck Top in Black/ Foil

$975.00 Sale: $487.50

Avant Toi Metallic Sweater in Ice/ Foil

Avant Toi

Metallic Sweater in Ice/ Foil

$875.00 Sale: $437.50

Avant Toi Sweater in Turquoise

Avant Toi

Cashmere Ombre Sweater in Turquoise

$835.00 Sale: $417.50

Avant Toi Cashmere/Silk Clock Print Scarf in Navy

Avant Toi

Cashmere/Silk Clock Print Scarf in Navy

$925.00 Sale: $462.50

Avant Toi Cashmere/Silk Stirrup Print Scarf in Navy

Avant Toi

Cashmere/Silk Stirrup Print Scarf in Navy

$925.00 Sale: $462.50