On Wednesday 28 June, at Pitti Immagine Filati 81, a catwalk show at the Fortezza da Basso – in the Sala della Ronda – gave voice to the creativity of the students on the First Level Master’s Degree course in “Maglieria, Creative Knitwear Design” of the Accademia Costume & Moda.

A project that intends to assist the emergence of design and knitwear talents whilst maximizing their expertise and originality. An effective instrument of dialogue between the top sector businesses present at the fair, the buyers and representatives of the style offices of the most prestigious maisons, the press and young international creatives. The young designers’ collections will showcase personal projects and three industry projects (study experiences in which the designer’s creativity is asked to model itself on the DNA of a specific brand) developed during the study course with the direct support of some major Italian textiles companies.

The students and companies involved are:

Alessandra Giancecchi (Maglificio Innocenti), Amanda Plummer (Roberto Collina), Andrea Zanola (Salgari), Atsuko Lucy Karuizawa (DIESEL), Debora Fossaceca (The Play), Erica Devi Handika (Ermanno Scervino), Gabriela Braga Rodrigues (United Colors of Benetton), Grace Mary Lant (Zanni, LOMA), Maria Christina Mc Padden (IMAX), Petra Ptackova (TRANSIT), Sara Massi (Volcar), Silvia Amorosino (Maglifico Marilina).

The twelve Master’s Degree students in Creative Knitwear Design have had the possibility to create Merino wool knitwear outfits with the support of Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia, drawing inspiration from five of the seven themes of The Wool Lab Fall/Winter 2018/19 – the best selection of wool fabrics and yarns on the market realized by The Woolmark Company – and to present them during the fashion show. The objective is for young fashion designers to interpret Merino wool and exalt its innate qualities.

The young designers’ outfits will be exhibited in a display inside the Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia stand during Pitti Filati.

The catwalk show-event have been promoted and organized by the Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery together with the Accademia Costume & Moda and Modateca Deanna, in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, Max Mara and Avant Toi.