Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Pitti Filati Winter 2009 Trends
Knit-1 has been showing at Pitti Filati for many years. This time, we've come back with loads of photos from the show and from the shops around Florence. We've uploaded the images that Sue has taken onto Flickr. Here are some of the highlights from it.
By the way, if you missed the show, there is a nice little video showing highlights from the show on the Pitti FIlati site. You can also read about the trend direction, titled, Eco-Luxe.
This carries on the theme from Eco-Luxe presented at the last show. The trend area shows yarn from most of the main spinners that are organic and feature either undyed or non-chemical dyes and finishes. The main fibres are wool, cotton and silk. The prices are high and therefore marketed to higher end fashion.
The general trend area showed metallic as the main theme. Also angora and fancy yarns were important.The fabrics featured volume through stitches or yarn. Print was used extensively especially foil print and ‘rubber’ prints. They tended to be used for texture rather than graphic patterns. The ‘rubber’ prints were used to create 3d effects by printing on the reverse of the fabric.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Pitti Filati photos here.