Pitti Filati: Spring / Summer 2018… we wear all of knitting! Part one

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“Ginevra” by Beatrice Brandini

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Spazio Ricerca at Pitti Immagine Filati

The 80th edition of Pitti Filati closed with an increase in Italian buyers (+ 3.5%) and foreign (1%), a key figure to give confidence to the whole international yarn. A positive trend is confirmed for a some seasons, but above that shows how the leadership of the yarn is at home here in Florence at Pitti Filati.

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MILLEFILI. Interesting proposals of yarn and jacquard patterns. The fantastic display that, season after season, succeeds in the difficult task of still impress, however, positively, and to invent a theme gadget for visitors, always personal . Really very good !!!!

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MILLEFILI. The outer wall of the stand was formed by hundreds of toys colorful cars that created the brand. WOW WOW WOW !!!!

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MILLEFILI

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MILLEFILI. Tapes collected in a sort of spool of yarn created color gradations, embellishing a complete wall.

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MILLEFILI then, if they were chosen, gathered in a mini and delicious cardboard suitcase.

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MILLEFILI. “Drapes” jacquard with many different designs and effects.

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MILLEFILI

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MILLEFILI. Plastic balls that evoke distant memories of carefree summer vacation

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MILLEFILI. They snapped a photo and you became subject yourself inside a ball, the owner of a unique set of balls.

Wonderful as ever (maybe more!), The Spazio Ricerca, curated by Angelo Figus and Nicola Miller. For this edition, the theme was “The Passenger”, the travel and the travelers are the protagonists. Spring and Summer seasons are particularly favorable to the discovery and knowledge of places, people and things. The trip is definitely the most suitable to accommodate this need. But traveling is too much, how to interpret our dreams, it means freedom, satisfy our autonomy, our desire to escape and adventure, and, why not, live limited, periodically or permanently, an another life. The atmosphere inside the Spazio Ricerca with mannequins dressed and the yarns inside of vintage suitcases, it was really magical and beautiful.

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“THE WALK”. A “spiritual” journey, the clothing is comfortable and simple. The appearance of the knitwear and yarns is natural but hides a soul synthetic and technology that allows a performance and a very easy maintenance. The synthetic fibers take in this issue look natural.

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“THE WALK”

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“THE WALK”

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“THE WALK”

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Interpretation of “THE WALK” by Beatrice Brandini

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“THE WALK”

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“THE TREAT”. Journey in search of purification and physical well-being to exotic and distant lands. Regenerate body and soul with body treatments. Fluid knitwear, sponges, geometric designs for him, floral for her. viscose yarn, Modal and cotton super soft. Wet effects to recreate the brilliance of the creams and oils.

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 “THE TREAT”

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Interpretation of “THE TREAT” by Beatrice Brandini

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“THE TREAT”

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“THE ANYWHERE”. He’s a traveler who does not plan anything, has only ever wanted to travel. Hot or cold, in the North or the South, just as; he start looking for the low cost but comfortable. He’s a conscious traveler. The knitwears are versatile, suited to cold and heat, day and night, such as wool and viscose blended together, crisp silk, cashmere, cool linen.

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“THE ANYWHERE”

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“THE ANYWHERE”

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Interpretation of “THE ANYWHERE” by Beatrice Brandini

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“THE ANYWHERE”

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“THE RICH”. luxurious and exclusive cruises. Boats dream and princely hotels. The theme of the knitwear is marine; gold details, but the opulence is refined and minimalist. Luxurious yarns of great value such as vicuna and gold.

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“THE RICH”

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Interpretation of “THE RICH” by Beatrice Brandini

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“THE RICH”

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“THE GAME”. A journey in the name of sport. Sport tourism, cultured and human. Echoes with vintage styles of the sport like athletics, tennis, swimming and fencing of the debuts. Physical activity also as aggregation and sense of belonging to a “community”, to a club. Sharing values of loyalty and friendship. The knitwear shooting sports’ cuts retro ”, workings and shapes less high tech but characterized by yarns like viscose and cotton for a simple elegance.

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“THE GAME”

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“THE GAME”

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Interpretation of “THE GAME” by Beatrice Brandini

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“THE GAME”

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E. Miroglio, always very beautiful these mannequins of knitted clothes. For next summer a new-found femininity, elegant and light.

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E. Miroglio

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E. Miroglio

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E. Miroglio

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Vintage Selection, the theme “Vintage Passenger”. Continues the interesting event of clothing, accessories and design objects vintage in Leopolda. Here at Pitti Angelo Figus has created a ‘installation that continues the theme of the research area, THE TRAVEL, working for outfits with Vintage Selection’s exhibitors.

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”  

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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“Vintage Passenger”

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Filati Be.Mi.Va. They could be pictures to hang at home, like a Burri, a Crippa, a Bonalumi, are so beautiful these “exercises” a jacquard filature.

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Filati BE.MI.VA.

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Filati BE.MI.VA.

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LINEAPIU’ and LINEAPIU’ KNIT ART. Again, you can not “limit” to call yarns, but they seem (are) art tapestries. Never label, KNIT ART, it seemed to me more appropriate !. They could be hanging in a museum and no one would notice the difference between the other works of art. Truly remarkable the seasonal effort, from the company, to create ethereal, shiny, precious yarns and such beautiful designs. It was purchased and “saved” (especially not to be sold off and passed into foreign hands) from Bastagli, known Tuscan textile entrepreneur. A fine example of entrepreneurship that aims is to profits (the company is doing very well), but also to the preservation of Italian know-how, creativity and enhancement of the textile / artistic heritage of our home, in Italy.

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LINEAPIU’ e LINEAPIU’ KNIT ART

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LINEAPIU’ e LINEAPIU’ KNIT ART

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LINEAPIU’ e LINEAPIU’ KNIT ART

I close with this image of Botticelli, his Venus recreated by magical yarns. I could not pick a more suitable than this, to translate my mood after Pitti Filati, pure wonder!

The second part in the coming days.

Good life to everyone!

Beatrice

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