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Yarns: Where Trends are Born

Fashion & Trends, Style
By Sofia Celeste 02 febbraio 2017

Five Ways Yarns are Fueling Fashion

MILAN, ITALY – Pitti Filati’s 80th addition showed us exactly where the trends on the runway start. From the couture looks in Paris - to the fashion-forward knits driving the streetwear movement - Italian yarns make all the difference. Believe it or not, mills make moodboards and observe cultural, tech and style influences just like designers do.

Collections from Pitti Filati 80 are now available online on e-PITTI starting today. But here’s a round-up of how Pitti Filati will alter your wardrobe in Spring Summer 2018.

WANDERLUST forever. In terms of style, the fair’s trend section, Spazio Ricerca, was curated by fashion designer Angelo Figus and knitwear expert Nicola Miller. The two created a research project and exhibit that unfolded under the aegis of a passenger, voyageur theme, which was divided into sub themes like “walk,” “treat,” “anywhere,” the “rich” and the “game.” The “anywhere” sub theme for example, featured threads that transcend the seasons, while the "game" sector showcased active wear yarns, highlighting an uptick in European active wear products and brands.

The new Spring Summer collections were dedicated to the concept of movement and functionality, Figus explained. Overall, collections will reflected the spirit of necessity to adapt to every situation.

Rethinking sustainability. Brands created collections that intertwined artificial materials that appear natural but are actually made of polyamide materials. The reason for this is convenience: you need to wash those yarns in a hurry and dry them in a flash to adapt to an on-the-go lifestyle.

SEASON-LESS is a word you must remember. As global warming and more weather-transcendent jet setting persists, mills continue to focus on seasonless, year-round materials and intricate blends that combine the ultimate natural materials with technical fibers.

Viscose is KING. Brands are asserting viscose as a new base material for yarns as a way to render them more luminous and shimmery. If you don’t know already, viscose is made from tree cellulose that are derived from plants like soy, bamboo and sugar cane. Mills are also developing new cellulose-based materials like Cupro, which breathes like cotton and looks like rayon.

Versatility is KEY. Easy-care, performance lines that bear the same characteristics as merino wool but are also antibacterial, hypoallergenic, elastic and are temperature-controlled will surely be present in the spring summer collections.

 

 

Five Ways Yarns are Fueling Fashion

MILAN, ITALY – Pitti Filati’s 80th addition showed us exactly where the trends on the runway start. From the couture looks in Paris - to the fashion-forward knits driving the streetwear movement - Italian yarns make all the difference. Believe it or not, mills make moodboards and observe cultural, tech and style influences just like designers do.

Collections from Pitti Filati 80 are now available online on e-PITTI starting today. But here’s a round-up of how Pitti Filati will alter your wardrobe in Spring Summer 2018.

WANDERLUST forever. In terms of style, the fair’s trend section, Spazio Ricerca, was curated by fashion designer Angelo Figus and knitwear expert Nicola Miller. The two created a research project and exhibit that unfolded under the aegis of a passenger, voyageur theme, which was divided into sub themes like “walk,” “treat,” “anywhere,” the “rich” and the “game.” The “anywhere” sub theme for example, featured threads that transcend the seasons, while the "game" sector showcased active wear yarns, highlighting an uptick in European active wear products and brands.

The new Spring Summer collections were dedicated to the concept of movement and functionality, Figus explained. Overall, collections will reflected the spirit of necessity to adapt to every situation.

Rethinking sustainability. Brands created collections that intertwined artificial materials that appear natural but are actually made of polyamide materials. The reason for this is convenience: you need to wash those yarns in a hurry and dry them in a flash to adapt to an on-the-go lifestyle.

SEASON-LESS is a word you must remember. As global warming and more weather-transcendent jet setting persists, mills continue to focus on seasonless, year-round materials and intricate blends that combine the ultimate natural materials with technical fibers.

Viscose is KING. Brands are asserting viscose as a new base material for yarns as a way to render them more luminous and shimmery. If you don’t know already, viscose is made from tree cellulose that are derived from plants like soy, bamboo and sugar cane. Mills are also developing new cellulose-based materials like Cupro, which breathes like cotton and looks like rayon.

Versatility is KEY. Easy-care, performance lines that bear the same characteristics as merino wool but are also antibacterial, hypoallergenic, elastic and are temperature-controlled will surely be present in the spring summer collections.

 

 

 



Sofia Celeste
FAIRPLAY Editor-in-Chief


When she is not hunting down the latest in tech and fashion, Sofia Celeste is scouting artisan talent for her online magazine www.bacoluxury.com.
Born in the US and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, she went on to write for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is now regularly published in top fashion publications NOWFASHION and WWD.

 



Sofia Celeste
FAIRPLAY Editor-in-Chief


When she is not hunting down the latest in tech and fashion, Sofia Celeste is scouting artisan talent for her online magazine www.bacoluxury.com.
Born in the US and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, she went on to write for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is now regularly published in top fashion publications NOWFASHION and WWD.