Friday 8 July 2011

Pitti Filati: big knits big talent

Throughout the duration of the show there was a competition, 'Feel the Yarn', set up as a collaboration between Pitti Immagine and Toscana Promozione who supplied Tuscan yarn to a selection of knitwear students worldwide. Their challenge was to come up with innovative designs using the yarns and all visitors to Pitti Filati were invited to vote for their favourite entry with the winner being announced on the last day*.

There was so much incredible work on display I can't possibly show it all, but here are a few of my favourites, with a few detailed shots for good measure:

First garment by Fan Jiang, of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, second one down by Ge Bai, also from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, above garment by Jieun Bae of Polimoda, Italy

*Unfortunately I wasn't there when the winner was announced, nor can I find it anywhere online! If anybody knows, please tell me!

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