Today sees the announcement of the winner of the seventh edition of Feel the Yarn. The competition welcomed 13 international fashion institutes and their 26 selected finalists. 22 of the most creative and respected Italian spinning mills supported them with their yarns, with the promotional and organisational efforts of C.P.F. (Consorzio Promozione Filati), PITTI IMMAGINE and CENTRO DI FIRENZE PER LA MODA ITALIANA.
The vote of the 2100 visitors to Pitti Filati who examined the works was unanimous, confirming the choice of the jurors. The “technical” jury of prestigious experts carefully assessed the work of the young talents and decreed that:
The winner of the Feel The Yarn 2016 prize is WANG YANJUN of BIFT- the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, with a garment that expresses a high level of creativity, but also an ability to make the best use of TOSCANO yarns and in-depth technical expertise.
The special prize offered by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO is awarded to YAN WEN from Polimoda from Florence, who was able to combine his vision with materials from PECCI FILATI, resulting in complex garments inspired by the classic Italian beauty of the “SPLENDOUR OF LIFE”, which takes into account the playfulness of colour without doubting the fact that “there are no limits to beauty or the achievement of perfection”.
Special thanks goes to the companies that have long supported FEEL THE YARN with their contribution and with training programs: CELC-Masters of Linen, 4 SUSTAINABILITY–BRACHI–PROCESS FACTORY, TRAFI, LA ROSA.
Feel the Yarn is made possible thanks to the “Programma Speciale Fiere Pitti Immagine 2016”, promoted by the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana and implemented with the contribution of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and Agenzia ICE (the Italian Trade Agency) as part of a project to support Italian trade fairs and the Made In Italy concept.