Pitti Immagine Filati 92

25-27 January 2023
Florence, Fortezza da Basso
Final Report

This winter edition of Pitti Filati almost recovered buyer attendance levels recorded in January 2020

Research, stylistic and material innovations, and the highest-quality collections are the elements that make the fair the world's leading event for the best Italian yarn manufacturers (and a selection of foreign companies)
The 92nd edition of Pitti Immagine Filati (Florence, Fortezza da Basso, January 25-27, 2023) attracted over 2,850 buyers, including 1,150 from abroad, making it possible to give a more than positive assessment of the exhibition. The event showcased the latest yarn collections for the spring-summer season of 2024, designed and produced by the best Italian and international spinning mills. Visitors who came to the Fortezza, including press, agents, and suppliers, totaled almost 3,500 people.

On average, the 105 exhibitors have been working at a very high pace since the early morning. And, the first comments of some of them underline not only the high turnout of buyers but also their motivation and importance. In fact, let us recall that Pitti Filati is visited by, among others, the product managers of the best international knitters, the style offices of major luxury groups, as well as the most important fashion maisons, and style managers of prestigious interior and home design companies, and other creative industries professionals. Pitti Filati is a unique fair that combines very high technical and manufacturing content with the ability to evoke and represent the glamour of fashion. The Spazio Ricerca contributes greatly to this. It is a meeting point for those working in the sector, a time for sharing and mutual drive for innovation in all components that lead to the product.

— Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine

25 - 27 January
  • buyers
  • buyers from abroad
  • exhibitors

The attendance levels for buyers at this edition of Pitti Filati reached numbers close to pre-COVID levels. It is important to note that this edition presented summer yarn collections, which are minor compared to winter collections in the total industry turnover. Of the attendees, 1,150 came from abroad, led by France, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, Turkey, Spain, Holland, Denmark, and Portugal. Asian buyers are also returning to European fairs. The numbers are not yet at 2019-early 2020 levels, but the quality is high and Japan, South Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Mongolia were present. Europe was fully represented, from the Atlantic and southern areas to eastern and northern areas.

Buyers, press, and operators provided very positive feedback for the special participations of this edition. These included the CustomEasy area, which was dedicated to customization in the world of luxury knitwear, the "Knitting the future: exploring new areas" project by Dyloan, the new "Feel the People" theme of the Feel The Yarn competition, the installation by The Woolmark Company and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli that presented the innovative technical uniforms of the sailing team, and the immersive experience Changing RooTs by Polimoda. Vintage Selection, a show within the show, was also highly appreciated and added value for the operators who arrived at the Fortezza da Basso.