Anthony Knight was born in London in 1964.
He studied fashion design at Southgate Technical College, then London College of Fashion and the Chelsea School of Art.


After working at the Central St. Martins School of Art and Middlesex Polytechnic, he worked with Sartoria Invitation, learning the art of bespoke British tailoring. He then collaborated with Major B, a young designer collective in London.


In 1986, Anthony moved to Florence, Italy, where he began his career working on patterns for designers Samuele Mazza, Emilio Cavallini and i Visconti.  He worked in Modena at the studios Tricote Style and Les Copains.


Anthony relocated to Treviso to work in-house for United Colors of Benetton as a pattern maker. He then worked for Calvin Klein between Treviso and New York, as well as for Moschino Jeans (Sportswear International) in Vicenza.

Since 2017, he is one of the founding members of Talking Hands, a non-profit organization with the mission to help immigrants train for work in the fashion industry whilst creating a sustainable collection of clothing.


In 2001, Anthony moved to Venice where he worked for the costume shop of La Fenice opera house. He continues to collaborate and design costumes for other opera houses in Venice and Turin.

At the same time Anthony has maintained an Atelier in Venice where he creates bespoke, couture pieces for a select clientele, as well as continuing collaborations with fashion designers such as Rick Owens.


Since 2005, Anthony has been the professor of pattern-making and clothing construction for IUAV, the renown fashion university in Venice. He also taught at the Women's Prison in Venice, teaching them the craft of sewing and confection.



Anthony has traveled to Japan, Egypt, Somalia, Ukraine, collaborating on special projects that have a social and sustainability agenda to empower others to succeed by giving them the tools to create a new life and opportunities.


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