Clouds was set up in 1998, almost as if to cement the friendship between Matilde and Carlo. Clouds strengths are research and development of processing techniques and providing style departments effective studies in order to create samples. Clouds not only supplies classical knitwear but also unusual threads, such as special coloured cashmere or with a worn-out look, blend fabrics with leather and fur insert and garments elasticised using lycra. The façon concept is similar to a real laboratory of ideas: “we work towards constant growth, with one eye on market growth and the other on the research of materials. Details are our strong point”. A mentality that fortunately is still widespread in this area, a way of expressing as Umbrian and creative people.
After exploring the theme of futuristic fashion through the past three focus innovation, interaction and tech-craft, in the 78th edition of Pitti Immagine Filati, Dyloan Studio presents, at the lower floor in the Central Pavilion, the 4th edition of MODA FUTURIBILE with the focus RE-CONCEPTION. The focus offers to three designers the opportunity to develop a new approach to knitwear, starting from their own experience. Quoï Alexander, Jessica Leclèreand Richard Quinn– exhibit a development of knitwear translated into three capsule collections, identifies by highly characteristic design processes. The focus aims to promote a re-conception of knitwear starting by the interaction and synergies created between the different actors in the chain. “Knitwear re-conception”, therefore, to define new pathways leading to innovative constructive results, with the final purpose to make usable products, full of design cues.
QUOÏ ALEXANDERBack to top
QUOÏ ALEXANDER studied Visual Arts at Idyllwild Arts Academy and fashion design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins. His graduate collection was recognized as one of the top 5 collections by Vogue, Dazed and confused and i-D magazine. In 2015 he was a finalist at ITS (International Talent Support). His work explores how materials contribute to the creation of shape and silhouette in relation to the body. His collection is called "Experiment limits". The project explores new ways of creating textiles through techniques inspired by deep inward reflection and rejection of outside inspiration.
JESSICA LECLEREBack to top
JESSICA LECLERE is a textile and knitwear designer, graduate from the Royal College of Art. Born and raised in the Paris region, she moved to London to complete her BA in textile design at Chelsea College of Art, from which she graduated in 2012. Her approach to design is unique and fresh as she incorporates unexpected materials into the structure of her knitted fabrics finding interesting textures and creating innovative designs. Jessica has been awarded the Texprint Fashion Prize and the Texprint Woolmark Prize in September 2015 at Premiere Vision in Paris. Her collection “echO” is inspired by the representation of sound diffusion. This is expressed by the concept of ‘digital gradient’ around a circular form.
RICHARD QUINNBack to top
RICHARD QUINN is a London based fashion designer, exploring print, colour and textile in a strong and feminine way. Richard explores the past to inform the future to achieve a modern couture world. Richard’s project, “English garden” explores the relationship between modernity in textile innovation and how these textiles interact with the garments in his aesthetic. Using the knitted yarn as fabric applying technology to form new collaged fabrics. Richard studied BA Fashion Print for Womenswear at Central Saint Martins in London. Previously completing internships at Christian Dior Couture in Paris and Richard James Bespoke of Savile Row London. His graduate collection was acclaimed being highlighted as one to watch by British Vogue and Wonderland magazine. Richards graduate collection was selected as part of ITS International Talent support 2015 as a platform for the years most innovative and exciting designers. Richard is currently in the final stages of the prestigious MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins where he was awarded the Stella McCartney Scholarship.
The added value of Moda Futuribile is the creation of synergy between all the actors of the project. Relationships and collaborations between participants led to a development of synergies within the whole productive system - from the creation to the realization phase - which allowed them to operate virtuously and enhance their products in observance of ethics and reciprocal skills.
With products that are entirely designed, manufactured and packed in Italy, Maglificio Gottardi follows step by step the entire production of the garments in every single stage, from the selection of yarns to the finished product, created with painstaking care and attention to each detail. Maglificio Gottardi has always deeply believed in combining tradition and innovation. Since 1979 knitwear passion has been handed down through the generations, preserving product quality and working discipline, enhanced by everlasting search for avant-garde methods and styles, together with continuous innovation.
Maglificio Pisani present on the market since 40 years, may manage the entire supply chain for the production of knitted garments by placing a weaving, packaging, fulling and ironing department in order to produce samples and serial productions. Cashmere and fine yarns manufacture specialized, we also work with cotton, linen and silk. Through the years, the company strategy always pursued: making knitwear garments, ensuring for each piece the highest level of quality, as well as seamless garments, faster to produce, for which we must have machines with particular technologies. Skills and creativity for fashion, experience, customer care, know-how and the use of certified raw materials guarantee the high quality of every product produced in our factories. The owner’s efforts, together with that of competent master craftsmen, helps to characterize a nimble company, dynamic organization and therefore flexible to the most demanding requirements. Moreover, we have a wide archive of stitches produced over the years, at the disposal of our customers, those frequently become inspiration for future productions.
Founded in 1956 thanks to the courage and the passion of its founder, Amelia Donati, Mely's has an immediate success and, in 1966, the small company is able to opened a factory, turning into a small plant industry. Riding the boom of the 60’s, the products are sold widely in the world and since the early 70’s the great Italian and French fashion maison start to ask for the cooperation of the company to develop their collections. From that moment on Mely’s becomes a landmark of knitwear for ready-to-wear high-end. Since the mid-90’s the process of an enterprise modernization began, culming in 2001 with the construction of a new and modern factory equipped with avant-garde machineries. Today the company has 120 precious employees, grown devoted to those well-made things that make Mely’s a company of excellence worldwide recognized.
Since 1960 BE.MI.VA Yarns is synonymous with creative and well-qualified contents. Our final products are the outcome of a Made in Italy and not-delocalized production, which is essential in order to ceaselessly supervise every single step of the manufacturing. Research, study and planning skills have always been the centerpieces of this Italian entity. Being aware of the ongoing revolution in the communication area, this entity is now ready to change and to get with this revolution, so that the word tradition do not become a restriction but an opportunity for growth for the new stylistic generations. With fifty years’ experience, BE.MI.VA. confidently welcomes the new challenges of the third millennium with collections where innovation, research and quality play a fundamental role.
Established in 1967 in Prato, Italy, Gruppo Filpucci is a key player in Italy’s textile industry and a world leader in the manufacture of creative yarns for quality knitwear. An articulated group, of international dimensions, which maintains its historic manufacturing plants in Italy, where the technological know-how and stylistic heritage are concentrated. Collections that carry the Filpucci label are expressions of excellence and exclusive innovation aimed at an elite clientele. A mainstay of the fashion industry for over 40 years, its brushed fantasy yarns are the result of an extraordinary design and production process that embraces sophisticated blends of carefully selected fibers and new generation materials.
Research and innovation in developing ultrafine woollen and worsted yarns for top quality knitwear. MILLEFILI has long embraced the MOOD of the participation and involvement of the client within its own events so believing to give cues and ideas that remain over time. The ideas come from the global trends that MILLEFILI adopts and interprets in his own way by adapting both the structure of the stand and the various events, always making the customer interact in the realization of the items offered. A ung, dynamic company that develops creative ideas in order to stimulate the clients to transform our products into their products.
Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia has established itself over the years as a leading European Company engaged in the production of natural top-quality yarns for knitwear. Today, Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia is a vertically integrated company with a great annual production capacity of about 6 million kilograms of high-end yarns. The company produces precious Carded, Worsted, and Fancy yarns of natural fibres and noble blends for knitwear, weaving and hand-knitting. All the yarns are made of precious raw materials such as extra-fine wool, silk and cashmere. The company avails itself of the most modern technology.
YARNS AND NETS
Cittadini s.p.a. has been working successfully for 80 years in the production of fishing nets. Operating since 1980 in Paderno Franciacorta in a very modern factory, the production has been structured in a complete, automated cycle by the installation of technologically superior machinery. In all its productions CIttadini s.p.a. pursues the same goal: obtaining the maximum quality standard through strict process control in all production steps. Thanks to its company guidelines Cittadini s.p.a. has become a leader in Italy and Europe in the manufacturing of all kinds of nets, ropes, sewing threads and technical yarns.
Stamperia San Nicolò srl has the newest and the most advanced system for inkjet printing on every kind of textile ranging from cashmere, linen, leather, silk, viscose, wool and cotton etc., using the latest product by Shima Seiki, the sip-160 f3l machine, that provides very high quality prints in a short time. Digital printing is the technique that allows us to customize your garments, providing a high definition photo performance print while keeping a soft touch, because the color completely penetrates into the fabric.
The Bond Factory’s complex and varied structure meets a balance between technological development and the desire to preserve the value of craftsmanship paying attention to the details that uniquely characterize our productions. From implementation and customization of fabrics, semi-products and accessories, to the management of finished garments, all is done in this place. The experience gained over the years, plus our know-how, has allowed us to improve and develop new technologies, manage craftsmanship and industrialize production processes, always maintaining quality characteristics and localization of production.