Tentative Events Calendar Pitti Filati 82 24-26 January 2018

MODA FUTURIBILE brings the topic of sustainability to Pitti Filati 82

Central Pavilion, Lower Floor

 MODA FUTURIBILE is the project by Dyloan Studio which valorizes the excellences of the fashion system by creating a series of products that embody the know-how and synergies that are the fruit of the encounter between manufacturers and creatives. At Pitti Filati 82, Moda Futuribile will tackle the topic of sustainability: an in-depth look at sustainable parameters in all the typical stages of the fashion production chain, with the objective of teaching critical planning, in which awareness means opportunity. A collaboration with companies that are working and evolving based on a respect for sustainability in line with the statements expressed in the “Manifesto on sustainability for Italian fashion” promoted by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and by the principles put forward by the ONLUS charity PLEF – Planet Life Economy Foundation.

Feel the Yarn - Italian Excellence at Pitti Filati 82

Central Pavilion, Lower Floor, Cavedio

Feel the Yarn - Italian Excellence is an innovative brand and project that has never stopped growing since it was first set up in 2010: a joint effort by Consorzio Promozione Filati and Pitti Immagine Filati for the organisation of a competition designed for hopeful designers from the best international fashion schools, and aiming to augment the creativity expressed by the top Italian spinning mills, which is held every summer edition of Pitti Filati. At Pitti Filati 82, Feel The Yarn will be at the show with the aim of promoting the image of the 24 member firms, as well as continuing its drive to consolidate the values linked to the world of knitwear. Visitors to the fair will be able to come and see for themselves the creative universe of Feel the Yarn – Italian Excellence: topics and themes used for presenting companies and their latest products for S/S 2019.

VINTAGE SELECTION N.31 presents “THE NEXT PAST”

Stazione Leopolda

Viale Fratelli Rosselli 5, Firenze

From 24 to 28 January 2018, the Stazione Leopolda in Florence will be hosting Vintage Selection, the market-fair showcasing vintage fashions, accessories and design held during the same timeframe as Pitti Filati 82. The theme of the winter fairs, movie and TV serials will be running through VS: between remakes, reboots, and prequels, a return to the past is a powerful factor on the big screen – and on home monitors, just as it is in fashions that bring a clever mix of vintage items and today’s tastes onto the catwalks. Decades like the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s come back to life in series such as That '70s Show, Stranger Things, Glow, Black Mirror and Narcos, and fashions from those years, the fair’s driving engine, will tell the story of those magic times. And so…Lights! Camera! Action! we’re ready to shoot the 31st edition of Vintage Selection. 

FASHION AT WORK: more interactive than ever

Central Pavilion, Lower Floor

In an increasingly intense dialogue with the Spazio Ricerca, the Fashion At Work area brings together Italian and foreign exhibitors dedicated to style consulting, stitch and prototype development, printing on knits, knitting machinery, buttons and notions, trimmings, embroideries and appliqués, dyeing and finishing, trend carnets and style bureaus, color-coding systems and software for design and manufacturing. 

KNITCLUB is also strengthening its ties with Spazio Ricerca

Central Pavilion, Lower Floor

Stronger connections with the Spazio Ricerca for KnitClub, the Pitti Immagine Filati area featuring quality knitting mills. It is showcasing an increasingly important and impressive selection of knitting mills that are able to interpret our visitors’ technical and creative needs. It offers an excellent opportunity for “market encounters” among knitwear manufacturers and buyers, designers, and the style bureaus of the world’s most famous fashion brands attending Pitti Filati, with the aim of achieving more advanced integration of the entire production chain.  

PITTI LIVE MOVIE, the theme for this season’s fairs

Cinema will be the common thread linking the Pitti Immagine winter fairs with Pitti Live Movie.  Next January Pitti Filati will also be transformed into a grand Film Festival, with the main forecourt of the Fortezza da Basso brought to life as a regular movie theatre district with enormous billboards and flyers publicizing the blockbusters as well as the cult movies and independent films scheduled.  In particular, the themes of the new Spazio Ricerca "RAW” will provide visual inspiration for a series of posters with a high cinematographic content, the protagonists of an installation in the forecourt of the Fortezza.  The layout and creative direction of "Pitti Live Movie" are by the lifestyler Sergio Colantuoni.

RAW, the new Spazio Ricerca

Central Pavilion, Lower Floor, Salone M

A strategic location – Hall M – and a powered-up formula for the Spazio Ricerca, Pitti Filati’s creative lab/workshop and experimental observatory that analyzes new trends. The theme for spring-summer 2019 is RAW, to describe our era of media overexposure, of highly sophisticated technologies and offer a new kind of freedom to do, to be, to transform, and to become.RAW is the reaction to excessive sophistication and superhuman perfection that distance us from the essence of things and from understanding them. Everything is RAW, from food to yarn. Knitwear is real, with real stitches and real yarn gauges; it doesn’t hide behind unattainable gauges; it makes a statement about its presence in time and space.Artistic direction by fashion designer Angelo Figus and knitwear expert Nicola Miller; setting by Alessandro Moradei.