The Sustainable Stylist

Spinning mills, knitwear factories and customers are making great efforts to try to balance  industrial production and sustainability. The heart of the fashion system is not the product but the creativity, the designer behind the collection. “The sustainability of the product lies in the style.” FILATURA LUISA 1966, Flower FILIVIVI, Luna It is the designer who…

Post Bellum Knitwear

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom”.               -Bob Dylan Breeze Bio, ALPES Molla+Ocean, LANIFICIO DELL'OLIVO Few of us have seen the war and yet we all feel like veterans. This feeling of loss of certainties, habits and freedom takes us back in time,…

Lightly Knitted

“Simplicate and add more lightness” William Bushnell Stout Forget confinement and uncertainty typical of the winter season, dress lightly and go out with your mind free from negative thoughts. Go for a walk without your mobile phone, your watch, your fitness bracelet. Fashion is now pocketless, light, free of burdens and heavy thoughts. This can…

Blossoming knitwear

“Where flowers blossom, so does hope” Mrs Johnson, USA’s First Lady,1963 1701/T, AVIA Ametista Crêpe, PAPI FABIO Every choice we make has an impact on the planet, on the plants, and on the magic world of nature. Nature is an ode to cooperation and freedom. From the beginning, the vegetal and animal kingdoms have worked…

Summer & Co(vid)

“As soon as people decide to confront a problem, they realize that they are far more capable than they thought they were”.          Paulo Coelho Sometimes uncertainty is more frightening than the problem. Summer 2022 is so far away that we can shape it in order to face it with strategy and…

The Cultural sustainability

“Give me a lever and a fulcrum and I shall move the Earth” Archimedes from IG @the_Royalco Baby cone of ECO and Fake fur from IG @pinori_filati_1970 #denimlovers Many complain about the too high cost of sustainability, others argue that sustainable production is unsuitable for creating trendy knitwear . Stylists are the revolution’s protagonists and…

Natural boundaries

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou Monticolor, Duke Lanificio dell'Olivo, Kendall Nature has drawn boundaries on the skin of earth; rivers, seas and mountains, they have naturally separated us for millennia, until our main biological imperative prompted us to relate…

Aware knits

“Authentic humanism is built on the awareness of human insufficiencies.” Nicolás Gómez Dávila. Alpes, Soufflé Di.Vé, Butterfly We have always lived an anthropocentric life, focused on ourselves, supreme human beings and exclusive creators of the Universe. A relevance experienced as a simple superiority over the rest of the (animal) world or as a presumed pre-eminence…

Over Knit Glance

Crises and adversity often become an opportunity for inner growth and change. Fashion has a huge secret weapon… knitwear! Alpes, Cuzco Filpucci, Diablo Mélange Revolution starts with the choice of yarn that is organic or recycled and it’s made by an ethical and sustainable production process. The FW 21/22 Season debuts the driving force of…