A strategic locationHall M and a powered-up formula for the Spazio Ricerca, Pitti Filati’s creative lab/workshop and experimental observatory that analyzes new trends. The theme for spring-summer 2019 is RAW, to describe our era of media overexposure, of highly sophisticated technologies and offer a new kind of freedom to do, to be, to transform, and to become. RAW is the reaction to excessive sophistication and superhuman perfection that distance us from the essence of things and from understanding them. Everything is RAW, from food to yarn. Knitwear is real, with real stitches and real yarn gauges; it doesn’t hide behind unattainable gauges; it makes a statement about its presence in time and space. Artistic direction by fashion designer Angelo Figus and knitwear expert Nicola Miller; setting by Alessandro Moradei.