Feel the Yarn: diary date in June with
“The X Contest”
Announcement of the start of the selection process to pick the 27 youngsters was made at Pitti Filati 84 and it will come to a head in June, during the most popular and eagerly awaited edition, when the winter collections are showcased.
The young designers will be evaluated and judged on their ideas, inspired by the theme of the 2019 edition “Co-Creation”. Each one will be teamed with one of the companies at the fair, using their yarns to make two outfits, one for him and one for her.
But this tenth edition will be a special one. It will be extended to offer the chance of paid internships with Italian and international knitwear brands. There will also be a dedicated fashion show featuring the garments created by these young knitwear promises.
The competition will draw to a close in June, with voting by members of an expert jury and Pitti Filati visitors, in the presence of an exceptional audience representing the best of the international knitting industry. This confirms the decisive role that Feel the Yarn, backed by Pitti Immagine, has played over the past ten years in promoting the most deserving creative designers and accompanying them into employment.