The Colors of Karijini

Hand-painted, brushed and misted with custom colors devised by designer Mirko Ghignone and his team, Avant Toi’s complex knits are a celebration of the natural palette.

In their crimson and rust tones for the season, we found the inspiration of Karijini National Park – a sweeping landscape of canyons and cliffsides in Western Australia.

Waterfall in the Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park.

Avant Toi’s scarves are often favorites for fall, for both their versatility and sumptuous hand. Thanks to a double layer of cashmere and silk, they are weighted perfectly to drape over the shoulder or be worn as a wrap.

In taking the time to apply the dye to the pieces individually, Mirko transforms his knits into a feat of creativity. The artistry across the collection is obvious from both afar and up close. The drips, speckles and splatters are unique to each garment they grace.

Water flows inside a narrow gorge in Karijini National Park.

Despite their incredible softness – the core allure of great Italian cashmere, even more so when the fibres are blended with silk – these are pieces made for living in. Avant Toi wears well no matter the trek – as a warming layer for hiking through red-rock gorges; as a pop of color for strolling through an oak-lined city avenue; or as a bit of softness against the skin when shuffling down the hallway just after a Sunday nap.

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