Nicole Alfieri

Pico Vela

"Pico Vela exists to push the boundaries of knitwear and champion women of all beauty."

With her collection Pico Vela, Nicole Alfieri creates eminently wearable, contemporary, and high-end sweaters. Inspired by the spontaneity of the knitting process, Alfieri challenges the traditional expectations of knitwear and designs pieces that empower women of all shapes and beauty.

Each of Alfieri's pieces is knit on handloom machines by a collective of artisans in the U.S. Sweaters are handcrafted with natural fibers, including Pico Vela's proprietary blends of organic cotton, bamboo, and linen.

With each yarn combination, Pico Vela seeks to achieve a specific drape and color shade for that particular design, while appreciating the natural unpredictability of what happens to the yarn as it moves through the handloom. It is this process that gives each sweater a unique color blend, so that no two are the same.

Born in Washington, D.C., Alfieri is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City and Paris, where she won the Student Designer of the Year Award. She designed for many years in New York and Europe, giving her line an international sensibility.