Today sees the announcement of the winner of the eighth edition of Feel the Yarn, the competition for international creative young students - on the occasion of Pitti Filati - that is becoming more and more important in the world of yarns and knitwear: Yuan-Lung Kao (Royal College of Art).
22 students, who were selected for their creations by the most outstanding international fashion institutes, attended to interpret the theme Knit Mix developed by Mrs Ornella Bignami, the curator of the contest.
This competition, which is organized by CPF-Consorzio Promozione Filati and supported by Pitti Immagine, involves 22 companies among the most creative spinning mills attending Pitti Filati: ALPES MANIFATTURA FILATI, BIELLA YARN part of SÜDWOLLE GROUP, BOTTO GIUSEPPE, E.MIROGLIO, FABIFIL, FILATI BIAGIOLI MODESTO, FILITALY-LAB, FILMAR, FILPUCCI, GI.TI.BI. FILATI, ILARIA MANIFATTURA LANE, INDUSTRIA ITALIANA FILATI, LANIFICIO DELL’OLIVO, LINSIEME FILATI, MANIFATTURA IGEA, MANIFATTURA SESIA, NEW MILL, PECCI FILATI, PINORI FILATI, TOLLEGNO 1900, TOSCANO, ZEGNA BARUFFA LANE BORGOSESIA.
A highly qualified jury, together with the votes expressed by the visitors, awarded Yuan-Lung Kao the prize offered by BIELLA YARN, part of SÜDWOLLE GROUP which will allow the designer to continue and to specialize his training.
A special award, generously offered by BANANA REPUBLIC, has been assigned to the project of Rebecca Holmes (London Kingston University).