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…

Italian Excellence in Tokyo – 3 and 4 October, the “world tour” of Feel the Yarn Italian Excellence initiatives ended in 2018

The Tokyo appointment is the 12th organized in the Asian country and involved 130 Japanese companies. The workshop highlighted in particular the historical relationship of the consortium with the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, the main fashion university in the country. In the two journal of the workshop, hosted by the Bunka, there was also…

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!

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…

Feel the Yarn 2013

For this year’s project, each student has designed and produced 2-3 knitted outfits inspired by the theme ‘PULL-LOVERS. A new feeling for knit’, using yarns from one of the participating Italian spinning companies.