Isabella Bowman is an American knitwear designer currently based in New York, soon to be based in Reggio Emilia, Italy come February 2024. She moved to the Bay Area in 2018 where she obtained her BFA in Knitwear Design at Academy of Art University. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and taught herself how to crochet at the age of eight. Growing up with a writer father and a dancer/choreographer mother, Bowman has, since a young age, been inspired by the different mediums in which to tell a story and convey a human experience. Bowman loves the geometry that pervades fashion and the counting of stitches per square centimeter to get the perfect fit within knitwear. In the long term, Bowman looks forward to the challenge of finding sustainable sourcing and ethical labor practices in creating work to scale at a price point that sells. Meanwhile, she hopes to use her passion for handmade production techniques, attention to technical details, along with her conceptual story-telling impulses, to be a strong contributor to an existing artist’s or company's team.