The sixth edition of FEEL THE YARN, the competition organised by Consorzio Promozione Filati and Pitti Immagine – which coincides with Pitti Filati – dedicated to aspiring designers from a selection of leading international fashion schools and aiming to enhance the creativity embodied by the yarns produced by Tuscany’s most qualified and innovative spinning mills.
The award ceremony will take place on Friday 3 July at 12noon, in the Taste Lounge Area.
The competition involves 21 students and as many Italian spinning mills which will be present at Pitti Filati 77 with their Fall-Winter 2016/17 collections.
The theme of the competition, coordinated by Ornella Bignami from Elementi Moda, is DUAL, focusing on the contrast between or the fusion of elements that differ in volume, material, effect and colour. A stimulus for young designers to experiment with a mix of materials, decorative or functional finishes, extreme forms and an array of different volumes.
Partners for the initiative include SHIMA SEIKI, a leading international company that produces cutting edge knitting machines, and the Tuscan company TRAFI, expert in finishes, processes and treatments with surprising effects. The CELC - European Confederation for Linen and Hemp will also be taking part in the project by promoting European certified Masters of Linen 100% Made in Europe linen yarns, in their most innovative winter linen blends.
Taking part in the project are: ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC–Institute of Textiles and Clothing, HOCHSCHULE NIEDERRHEIN-University of Applied Sciences, BIFT-BEIJING INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY, BUNKA FASHION COLLEGE, HOCHSCHULE LUZERN-Design &Kunst, POLITECNICO DI MILANO-Scuola del Design, HOCHSCHULE TRIER.
The spinning mills: FILATI BE.MI.VA., FILATI BIAGIOLI MODESTO, FILATI DI.VE’, CARIAGGI LANIFICIO S.p.A., E.MIROGLIO, FILMAR, FILPUCCI, GI.TI.BI. FILATI, MANIFATTURA IGEA, ILARIA MANIFATTURA LANE, INDUSTRIA ITALIANA FILATI, LANIFICIO DELL’OLIVO, LINSIEME FILATI, MANIFATTURA SESIA, MANIFATTURE TESSILI BRESCIANE, NEW MILL-FASHION MILL, PECCI FILATI, PINORI FILATI, TOSCANO, ZEGNA BARUFFA LANE BORGOSESIA.