The international knitwear and yarn show returns to the Fortezza da Basso with numbers and top news.

Quality and sustainability

Pitti Filati 91 is scheduled at the Fortezza da Basso from 29 June to 1 July 2022. After two editions organized at the Stazione Leopolda, due to covid, Pitti Immagine Filati, the international reference fair for the world of high-end knitwear and yarns. range, returns to large spaces and with the exhibition of a large number of large companies. The most important collections of international and Italian spinning mills, the trends for next autumn / winter 2023-2024, the richest, rarest, most natural yarns return to the Fortezza da Basso. The trends of tomorrow are told in the Spazio Ricerca with special installations by Angelo Figus and Nicola Miller, the new knitwear proposals in the Knitclub area and the special areas of Fashion at Work and CustomEasy. Here are the numbers of this 91st edition: 114 brands in total, of which 18 from abroad (United Kingdom, Japan, Turkey, Romania, Peru, China – Hong Kong, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand); 82 exhibitors in the Yarns area, of which 14 from abroad (United Kingdom, Japan, Turkey, Romania, Peru, China – Hong Kong, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand); 18 exhibitors in the Fashion at Work area, of which 2 from abroad (United Kingdom and Japan); 10 exhibitors in the KnitClub area, 1 of which from abroad (Japan); 4 exhibitors in the CustomEasy area, all Italian. Among the new names and those returning to this edition: Donegal yarns, Electrolux Professional, Inca Tops, Knoll, Logica, Michell, Mohair South Africa, Olimpias Group, Perino by Woolyarns, San Patrignano Textiles, Sophie Steller, Spiber, Studio Designer, Vimar 1991 , Z. Inchliffe. Record numbers and names that certainly make the organizers of Pitti Immagine celebrate, who have courageously committed themselves in these two years despite the restrictions and reductions imposed by the pandemic. Agostino Poletto, general manager of Pitti Immagine, talks about the guiding theme of summer 2022, which also affected the recent Pitti Kids: “Pitti Island, the guiding theme of the summer, will be an imaginary island, connected with the whole world in a mutual and constant exchange. A land of selected botany, sociable and open, at times fun, reflective and engaging, sensitive to ideas, to meet, to be together before resuming, each, their own journey “. The luxuriant vegetation of the island becomes a raw material to be woven, to experiment and at the same time rediscover the naturalness of the fabrics, he continues: “In all this we read a perfect metaphor of our salons and the objectives we want to achieve at each edition, selecting the best of fashion creativity “. Nature and sustainability are at the heart of the new Research Area, curated as in every edition by Figus and Miller, who this year present INTOTHEWILD to tell us about future trends. “We live in a wild age. Golden, but wild. Equipped with all the comforts, but wild. The era of progress and performance, but a wild one. Yet in the Romantic era the savage was a good myth, the myth of man and of him being good by nature, by nature. In total harmony with nature. It is only the external forces pressing in such a way as to make it brutal. ” Remaining on the subject, a special space of Pitti Filati 91 is also dedicated, as always, to the collections of the five finalists of Feel the Contest, a project of the Consorzio Promozione Filati which in this edition explores the theme of sustainability and becomes FEEL THE GREEN. The contest that saw five finalist students and their creations challenged yesterday saw the victory of the young designer Raquel de Carvalho. The value of the two knitted garments resulting from the talent of Raquel de Carvalho was decreed by a jury of international experts composed of Antonio Cristaudo (Commercial and development director of Pitti Immagine), Chen Lung Chin (Designer), Elisabetta Scarpini (Art director of the Magazine Feel the Yarn), Federico Rocca (Chief editor of Vanity Fair), Ornella Bignami (Art director of Elementi Moda) and Vittorio Branchizio (Creative Director research at Shima Seiki) who expressed their preference on the basis of 4 themes: “level of the garment’s creativity ”,“ technical competence ”,“ interpretation of the “Fluid” theme and “ability to enhance the yarn”. There is also a special capsule collection in the Fashion at Work section that arises from the reflection on how for thousands of years people have lived on our planet without damaging it and from this respect for the environment and for future generations Alessio Berto, owner of the studio The Tailor Pattern Support, took inspiration for an intergenerational and inter-artistic exchange project: Indigo Eden, a concrete, avant-garde capsule inspired by primitive cultures that projects them into the future, a better future, through better care of manufacturing processes and the recycling of materials for garments that last over time and space. 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