Monday, 25 October 2010

Florence: Pitti Filati 66. 27-29th January 10

 Despite the epic journey there (Leeds to Manchester, Manchester to Zurich, 5am Zurich to Florence), Pitti Filati was definately worth visiting. It was a knitters dream of textures and innovative yarns for Spring/Summer 11.
 The stand layouts were displayed in quirky ways; one stand had a garden theme and all the greenery was knitted and displayed in flowerpots. Elsewhere, they had a knitted bicycle and sushi- yum!
The most interactive stand was Millefile- designed like a fairground with a photo booth and superhero photo boards as well as pretty little sandwiches in the shape of letters.
 The trend area was amazing- with the theme being 'No' and playing on the idea of going back to basics. "No car; lets go for a walk" and "No washing machine; I'll do it by hand" were two of the trends but my favourite was "No email; write me a letter" which I thought was so relevant to the way we communicate today- after all, wheres the romance in an email? It featured letters and poems knitted onto fabric scraps and decorated with intricate details- I wish I could receive a letter so beautifully presented!

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