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Where fashion and lifestyle research begins

Pitti Immagine Filati 84, the key international event featuring the world of yarns for the knitting industry, will be held in Florence from 23 to 25 January 2019. 

Both a Concept lab and a launch-pad for new global lifestyle trends, Pitti Filati has evolved by backing the value of research and experimentation, strengthening the synergies between the various areas and the decisive role played by the Spazio Ricerca, the fulcrum of all creative expression at the fair. With a fresh and dynamic layout Pitti Filati presents excellence in yarns on an international scale to its audience of top buyers from all over the world and designers from the most prestigious fashion maisons that come to Florence looking for new inspiration. The fair welcomes visitors with a unique atmosphere that is both business oriented and filled with extremely creative ideas. This 84th edition will feature the world previews of knitting yarn collections for spring/summer 2020. 

The Spazio Ricerca in the Salone M is the fair’s creative lab and experimental observatory where the trends for future seasons are launched. Summer 2020 is all about sport, the Far East and sub-cultures: the much-anticipated Olympic Games in Japan will offer a strong boost to visual culture. National sports and “new” sports – originating from the street and youth sub-cultures – such as surfing and skateboarding which will be included among the official Olympic sports for the first time. In the background we have Japan and its ancient culture suspended between tradition and innovation, between cultural mixtures and overlapping styles. The focus is on inclusion and the world of young people, on the new sensitivity portrayed through hybrid stylistic codes. 

Vintage Selection, the winter edition of the reference fair showcasing vintage design clothing, accessories and objects, will be held for the first time at the Fortezza da Basso, in the striking location of the Cavaniglia Pavilion. Vintage Selection confirms its close synergy with Pitti Filati and its audience of hyper specialized public for whom every time provides a stimulating experience with a high creative content, assuming the role of a concept lab for the trends of the past as well as an extraordinary archive from which to draw inspiration for their research. The general theme for this edition, Mind the box, refers to The Pitti Box, the main theme of the winter shows organized by Pitti Immagine: a special layout punctuated by luminous frames will accompany visitors as they discover a new perspective on vintage.