A landmark international event in the knitwear yarn sector, concept lab and global trend platform, Pitti Filati 82 is focusing on research, continuing to reinforce the synergies between its various areas – and between the players in the industry it represents – and to boost the role of the Spazio Ricerca, which is at the heart of all creative expression.
This 82nd show will be dominated by the world preview of the spring/summer 2019 knitwear yarn collections.
Here are some of the highlights for the forthcoming event:
RAW, the new Spazio Ricerca
The Spazio Ricerca, a creative lab and experimental trend monitoring centre, will benefit from a strategic location – Hall M – and an improved formula. The theme for S/S 2019 will be RAW, a mood that explores this period of media overexposure and ultra-precise technology, putting forward a new freedom of doing, being and transforming.
PITTI LIVE MOVIE, the common theme for the winter shows
The cinema, with Pitti Live Movie, is the thread linking all of Pitti Immagine’s winter shows. Pitti Filati will also be turned into a major film festival, with the central square in the Fortezza da Basso set up like a real movie theatre district. The themes at the new Research Space will provide visual inspiration for a series of highly cinematographic posters, which will play a leading role in an installation in the square at the Fortezza.
KNITCLUB, starring quality knitwear manufacturers
KnitClub, the area of Pitti Immagine Filati that showcases quality knitwear manufacturers, is consolidating its links with the Research Space. It features an increasingly extensive and important selection of firms able to interpret the technical and creative desires of visitors to the show.
FASHION AT WORK, with more interaction than ever
This section, which brings together Italian and international exhibitors involved in stylistic, technical and production design and consultancy, features a more extensive and interactive offer than ever before.
VINTAGE SELECTION N.31, “THE NEXT PAST”
At Stazione Leopolda
From 24 to 28 January, Vintage Selection is a vintage clothing, accessories and designer object show held alongside Pitti Filati. In keeping with the theme of the winter shows, it will focus on cinema and TV series, trending remakes and a return to the past.