Pitti Filati: the most prestigious fair in the world for the yarn sector
The important biannual appointment dedicated to the world of textiles, yarns, fibers and knitwear returns from 28 to 30 June in Florence, at Fortezza dal Basso. In a unique location, where masterpieces of Renaissance architecture and cutting-edge technologies coexist, Pitti Filati hosts 120 companies that reveal industry trends for the autumn/winter 2024/2025 season. As in every edition, national and international buyers come to touch the extremely high quality and creativity of the products on display, at the same time exploring the novelties and special projects that make this event so inspiring. Here’s a rundown.
Pitti Games: the main theme
Why the game? Because play is fun, freedom, creativity. Because in the game there is energy, challenge, desire to win. All themes that Pitti Immagine expresses through its fashion and lifestyle proposals.
In Pitti Filati, the theme of play is expressed conceptually through the cards: visualisations of skilful hands make the deck twirl, creating textures reminiscent of yarn, knitwear.
The contest for new talents
Also in this edition, an area of Pitti Filati (at Cavedio, Lower Floor) is dedicated to the competition for new talents in international knitwear. The activity is promoted by Feel the Yarn®, a brand that has the patronage of many initiatives of the Consorzio Promozione Filati – CPF. “Feel the People” is this year’s theme, with 10 finalists and a total of 20 items in competition.
Consinee and its special project
Consinee, a Chinese company that is an international point of reference for its top quality and completely sustainable productions, is presenting an unprecedented project at Pitti Filati. Curated by Labelhood, a fashion incubator and one of the most innovative retailers in China, the work involves the reveal of the capsules of a selection of research designers – including the Italian Luca Larenza – made with Consinee’s sustainable yarns. All in the Octagonal Hall of Monumental Constructions.
The future proposed by the urban laboratory
D-house, an urban laboratory in the fashion, design and automotive sectors, proposes “Knitting the future”: the project that mixes new technologies with craftsmanship, art and creativity to create something new and innovative. The D-house stand of this edition is characterized by the performance of the Turin artist Matteo Thiela who, thanks to his exclusive production method, creates clothes with a unique and original design in synergy with D-house’s most innovative technologies.
From Slow Food to Slow Fiber
Slow Fiber was born from the meeting between Slow Food and some companies in the textile chain that have chosen all-round sustainability: a one-of-a-kind project that promotes an industrial model capable of producing beautiful, ecological, fair and durable garments, because they are respectful of the dignity of the human being and of nature. Objective: to spread a new ethics and culture of dressing.
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