Carlotta Oddi built her charming Alanui collection with an array of feel-good summer references.

While a range of white cardigans and sweaters worn with sheer skirts celebrated the season’s light mood, with feather embellishments adding a soft, cloud-like effect on the pieces, the designer also took inspiration from Slim Aarons’ legendary poolside pictures. Cue the image of a swimmer rendered with intricate knitting techniques on the back of a plush cashmere cardigan, and in the terry cloth-like texture of another style layered over a knitted mini cardigan matched with coordinated cycling shorts.

The mood got tropical with a range of knitted pieces embellished with parrots, wild animal patterns and lush foliage. These were not only highly desirable, but support a good cause: a part of the proceeds from their sales will benefit associations protecting the Amazonian rainforest.

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