avant toi was founded in 1994 by mirko ghignone. characterized by a strong relationship between the art world and aesthetic research, mirko, an eclectic artist, established the brand through the application of his creative instinct to the medium of yarns and knits. a pioneer in cashmere evolution, he excels in technical experimentation and revolutionizing the world of piece dying. breaking the rules in regards to stylistic and aesthetic standards is at the core of avant toi's philosophy. a bridge between the classic concept of refinement and the charm of what is old and worn.