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A colorful selection of yarns sits in the corner of the space. Even with the grandmas on board, Marini and D'Apollonio are constantly knitting, whether they're executing actual stock or experimenting for future collections. "We’re not working like designers," explains Marini. "We don’t have mood boards. We have a lot of ideas, and once we start something, it’s never going to end up being the same." A scarf she began knitting for the first Ikou Tschüss collection, for example, spontaneously became a kind of avian hood with a soft, beak-like brim.