Our Story

Volante Design is building a world of fashion where ordinary people can feel extraordinary. We take inspiration from comic books, video games, film, anime, and anywhere else we can find heroes and villains.

We started small: one guy, a blog and an idea. Today the Volante Design creative team is known for attention to detail, fit, and distinctive flair. Every garment produced has been hand-made in the USA and we are going to keep it that way.

Why superhuman streetwear? We aim to design wearable, functional clothes that will last and will make you feel like the protagonist in your own story. Every Volante Design piece tells a story. How will you incorporate it into yours?

David Volante

Lead Designer & Founder

David Volante is that unique visionary who comes along only once in a while. From an early age he had his own ideas of how things should be and who he was. Coming from a LARPing background he felt the importance of a costume that is equal parts practical, durable and badass looking. He studied character design and 3D animation in college and has applied that experience to create character-driven fashion. From a technical standpoint, David is exceptional. He has taught himself just about everything he does from sewing to pattern work. His talent and eye for style is the backbone of Volante Design.

In his spare time, he draws, plays video games (this is considered "research" at Volante Design) and keeps up with friends. When asked about favorite games, the first five that come to mind are Metal Gear Rising, Burnout Paradise, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hollow Knight and Shadow of the Colossus. Take from that what you will.

Willow Volante

CEO

Willow officially became the CEO of Volante Design in 2015 when it became clear that her strengths for strategy and business far outweighed those of her beloved husband and tireless business partner David. She has pushed Volante Design to be the company it is today. Allowing David to focus on design and only design, Willow worked in most other roles of the company, including fabric/production manager, customer service, marketing manager, convention manager and HR manager. Recently, we've been lucky enough to start filling these roles with amazing new Volante members. Willow has been integral in securing partnerships with outside companies to get Volante products in more place and in front of more people.

On a personal level, Willow enjoys taking long walks with the dog, painting, singing in choir, cooking and reading books. Her favorite fandoms include Star Trek, The Lord of the Rings, Firefly, and almost anything with racecars or with exceptional design style.

Kocayne

Technical Designer

Kocayne is a lover of humans, dragonflies, motorcycles, morning glories, and Falkor the dog. When she is not in the studio she can be found listening to either Drum and Bass or Deep House at random sunny destinations while wearing elf ears, horns, and fangs. Her time is spent between production management, custom pattern work, and assistant design duties.

Sarah

Show Manager

Sarah has a passion for all things artistic, literary, and historical. After training as an archaeologist, she now pursues freestyle reconstruction and general badassery, which includes managing shows for Volante Design and keeping things organized.

Emma 

Marketing Manager

Emma brought her background in ecommerce marketing and her hobbies of sewing and knitting to Volante Design. Her favorite fandoms include Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Arrested Development. Emma's top games to replay are The Last of Us, Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, and Fallout 3.