I’m Tess Young. Originally from the south coast of England, I’ve lived in Finland, the USA, Scotland and Lancashire, and recently moved to Siena, Italy.
My work as a knitwear designer is inspired by a number of passions, including the coast, the mountains and cities, combined with a love of textile and ceramic design and architecture. My designs aim to marry form with function, mobilising the characteristics of natural materials, underpinned by a strong vintage inspired aesthetic and an attention to detail borrowed from the couture approach to handmade.
My designs have featured in collections by Quince & Co and I am currently collaborating with Susan Crawford and Karie Westermann on the Knits for a Cold Climate Collection.