The new Spazio Ricerca


Fortezza da Basso

Evolution and change from one edition to the next are the intrinsic features of the Spazio Ricerca, the fulcrum of all creative expressions at the fair. The Spazio Ricerca is the experimental observatory where trends are analyzed and launched, and at Pitti Filati 78 this edition’s title-theme MATERIALITY, will explore the concept of material, the main element in the creative revolution that is leading to a new way of understanding the world. Be it ordinary or extraordinary, the material is always linked to a specific process of transformation that produces highly intelligent or spontaneous, but always unexpected, items. The transformation process is the vision, the thought, the philosophy. Sometimes the transformation process itself is the most important feature that makes the ordinary extraordinary. The focus on materials and on new creative production processes represents the one significant global trend that will inform desires, consumption and production in the near future. There are ten themes for the 2017 spring-summer trends that will bring us truly unique colors, surfaces and techniques. Artistic direction by fashion designer Angelo Figus and knitwear expert Nicola Miller; setting by Alessandro Moradei.