FEEL THE YARN: THE X CONTEST 2019, Pitti Filati - finalist and winner of the LIU JO Fashion Prize
I was shortlisted from over 200 students worldwide, to display my knitwear designs at Pitti Filati, Florence. Pitti is an industry renowned trade-show for textiles and knitwear.
For the show, I knitted two full outfits: one menswear look and one womenswear look. The yarns I used were sponsored by Pinori Filati and were a mix of wool, alpaca and synthetic fibres. The outfits were all knitted on manual industrial knitting machines and each garment was fully fashioned, to ensure a perfect fit.
At Pitti Filati, I also won the Liu Jo prize, which resulted in a 6 month work placement at their headquarters in Italy.
Please see images of my knitted outfits. All images are courtesy of Pitti Filati, Feel the Yarn.