After attending Parsons School of Design in NYC and Paris, where she won the Student Designer of the Year Award, Nicole Alfieri spent several years working around the globe. She was deeply inspired by the colors of Italy, Nepal and India. Nicole discovered that by working with different yarns and mixing hues, she could produce rich and unique patterns and colors. Learning to knit on a handloom, Nicole was soon captivated by the natural spontaneity of patterns that strands of yarn produce as they move through the handloom during the knitting process. The first sweater Nicole ever made was for her son. By merging her own name with her son’s name, the brand Pico Vela was born.

Pico Vela