FTY for New Designers

Let’s create a virtual place where schools, spinners and knitwear companies can develop positive connections for aspiring designers. After the positive experience of the FTY 2020 contest, we decided to invest even more in digital relations. The FB group broadens its scope and change its name: Feel the Yarn for New Designers is born. For…

Contest 2020: a digital story with real winners

The social voting officially ended on September 3, at 6 p.m., and declared the winners of the 2020 edition of the contest created 11 years ago by “Consorzio Promozione Filati – CPF” and “Pitti Immagine Filati”.  The community of the Facebook group “Feel the Yarn – The Contest”, consisting of students, experts, influencers, companies and yarn lovers, declared…

Feel the Yarn – The X Contest

Feel the Yarn, the only International contest wholly devoted to discover and support aspiring knitwear designers has arrived at its X edition. Since 2010, more than 200 students of 20 top International fashion schools from more than10 Countries have challenged each other with creativity and technics. Different stories, different nationalities, a unique goal: to work…

PORTS for FTY2018

Many awards were given to Pitti Immagine Filati 83 for the FTY2018 contest: a training internship in Shenzhen was assigned by PORTS, another sponsor of this edition, to Ellis Jaz of the Royal College of Art who based his project on Posthumanism, exploring genetic hybridization in the future evolution of the human species. Influenced by…

Trafi Creatività Tessile for FTY2018

One of the sponsors that this year supported Feel the Yarn in the awarding of the students who took part in the contest is Trafi Creatività Tessile who assigned a three-month internship to Büke Cayci of the Hoschschule Niederrhein who made his garments with the yarns of the Lanificio Dell’Olivo. The realized outfits express the…

Another beautiful edition of FTY: the winners

The Pitti Immagine Filati 83 edition ended positively in a lively atmosphere and with an optimistic vision for the future of knitwear. Many were the ideas that emerged from this event, to which the young designers who participated in the ninth edition of Feel the Yarn contributed with their creative proposals. Wins the FTY2018 award,…

Their first day at FTY2018

Here they are! The 26 students coming from 14 top fashion schools just arrived in Florence to take part in the Feel the Yarn 2018 contest! A whole week for learning more about fancy yarns that will end with an exhibition of their creations at Pitti Immagine Filati 83 Good luck to all of you!

Future is blossoming all the time

A welcome gadget at Feel the Yarn (Pitti Immagine Filati 83) AMI Foundation is a charity organization that supports the child and maternal area of the Prato Hospital. Only for Pitti Immagine Filati they have created a welcome gadget for teh Feel the Yarn booth’s guests. A lot of colours for a nice accessory. Come…

Feel the Yarn 2018

Yarn training experience and design award for future knitwear designers A new and richer edition for our contest at Pitti Immagine Filati 83 (June, 27-29): 26 spinners for 26 students coming from 14 fashion schools. Among them the new entries of DK – Designskolen Kolding (Denmark) and the Shenkar – Engineering. Design. Art. (Israel). It’s…