On the occasion of Pitti Filati, the Lineapiù Italia Foundation is launching the Talents Lineapiù programme. It’s an initiative in support of young talents working in fashion in Italy and abroad who have excelled in the use of yarns and the quality of their knitwear.
The competition – which selects and rewards one talent every season – is aimed at those who are already working in the fashion sector: the competition will be judged by a committee of experts from the sector – selected from leading figures in the worlds of fashion, retail, institutions, journalism and manufacture – who will choose the winner of the Lineapiù Award twice a year.
Eligible candidates for the prize will be Designers, not students, who are already working in the market, and who already have their own label and distribution channels. The prizewinner will be provided with a three-year grant that will guarantee them six seasons of technical sponsorship of Lineapiù and Filclass yarns for creating their own sample collection.
Applications (via the website www.lineapiu.com) will be accepted from 15 July to 15 September 2017.
The Lineapiù Award 2017 will be awarded on 15 October 2017. The application period for the second Award, Talents Lineapiù 2018, will be from 1 February to 15 March 2018, and the prize will be awarded on 1 April 2018.