Manufacturing Technologies for Fashion, Art and Design

Moda Futuribile at Pitti Immagine Filati 79

Pitti Immagine Filati 79 | 29 June - 1 July 2016 Central pavilion – Lower floor – Stand Q/23

MODA FUTURIBILE is a project promoted by Dyloan Studio, that intends to enhance the excellences of the fashion system, through the development of artefacts resulting as the synergies, arising from the encounter of manufacturers and creatives.

A collaboration that involves the whole supply chain: designers, spinning mills,

knitting mills and manufacturing companies using the new technologies. The yarn is shaped and constructed to become a fashion accessory, either created "by hand" (knitting, crochet...), or yet interpreted in order for it to be usable and reproducible by the industrial system according to the typical criteria of knitwear.

The special feature of the project will be narrated by the construction methods and especially by the technologies that will be employed by the designers, all together with the manual processes typical of the traditional accessory construction: thermowelding both as construction of the bonding for the combination of knit with peculiar materials, such as leather, fabric, nets, or polyuret hane films; laser as an instrument for cutting or as a decoration; ultrasound for innovative finishings; thermoshaping to alter the typical bidimensionality of the materials generating volumes, both as structures and as decoration; stiffening techniques in order to create structures and volumes or to generate particular consistencies; different embroideries; different printing techniques, as digital, screen heat transfer.


The Accademia Costume & Moda, is an historic institute founded in 1964, it has been operating in the fields of culture, design, research and craftmanship linked to Fashion and Costume with the only objective to support students in starting their own careers. Thanks to its history and alumni successes, the Accademia has long lasting roots with the Fashion System and the Entertainment Industry. For the edition of Pitti Immagine Filati 79, in collaboration with MODA FUTURIBILE, three designer from the Master in Accessory Design, have been selected in the course of a workshop focused on the development of accessories with a rich innovation content. The project selected are made with knit and implemented thanks to the technologies and the possibilities offered by the MODA FUTURIBILE project.


In this edition of Pitti Immagine Filati 79, also Dyloan Studio has developed its own project within MODA FUTURIBILE. The subject of knitting as a raw material, is altered with order to achieve new consistencies and a completely new appearance, suitable for the application within the making of accessories. In stylistic terms, the accessory choice is carried out to ensure that the material itself is the main feature, silicone coatings on knits made with a hemp fiber combined each time to a different yarn, cashmere, cotton, polyamide, in order to reach the effects typical of the Swiss Army uniforms. A focus on matter focused on deepening and on studying a material with a knitted base, which could open new scenarios in manipulation and in how knitting can be interpreted within the world of accessories, with the final purpose of reaching application and technical possibilities typical of the technical cordura.


Esarsi Shoes are produced outside of Milan in a established shoes factory alongside French fashion houses. Directed by Stacey Cooper, the continuous research of materials and techniques bring statement shoes to market. The shoe factory, Bollati,and the technology of Dyloan Studio are driving force behind the quality of ESARSI.


Lindey Tydeman is a textile artist based in London, UK specializing in knitted fabrics and accessories. Her work is handcrafted using traditional techniques and contemporary designs, and in keeping with this style her collection of bags brings together traditional elements and innovative materials and processes to produce contemporary and wearable accesories. Inspired by geometric shapes this collection has a fresh and eclectic colour palette, a variety of textures and a mix of natural and technical yarns which demonstrate the aesthetic partnership between craftsmanship and current technologies.


During his career, on the side of his significant collaborations with high end fashion companies, Lucio Costa has been creating and developing, his own brands, amongst which we can find, launched on march 1987, “Lucio Costa”. This brand, prime creature of the esteemed designer, prematurely deceased in September 2012, is going to be relaunched with the Capsule Collection SS 17 and with the illustrated biographical book “SO LUCIO!”, curated by the most renowned experts in the world of italian fashion journalism. The bags, designed by Roberto Pelizzoni, long-term Partner of Lucio Costa and creative Director of the brand , for the FW 17/18 Collection, are characterised by the core concept of “disruptiveness”, a theme long since bonded to the brand itself and proposed here in several forms, like the state of the art crafting techniques used for the Argyle design embossing on the double reversible maxi shopper, and the shape shifting capabilities of the extensible plissè clutch bag, that can mutate into a shopper, of the bag that can turn into a scarf, and of the laptop compatible backpack that hides in the briton’s embroidery a multitasking soul.


For the second year running The Royal College of Art has been ranked No.1 Art and Design Univeresity in the world, by QS World University Rankings. With exponential growth in the last few years there are now 24 programmes across the Schools of Architecture, Visual Communucation, Design, Material, Fine Art and Humanities being taught. With 1,250 students from more than 54 different nationalities interacting with a teaching staff of over 300 professionals, the RCA is an inspiring melting pot of advanced learning and practice. For the edition of Pitti Immagine Filati 79, in collaboratioin with MODA FUTURIBILE, some students from the knitwear design course, have developed a research focused on the application of knit within accessories. The experimentation aims to the representation of project inputs ranging between materials and decorations, structural and formal solutions, ideas and inspirations offering openings towards new stylistic opportunities.

The collections, created by the synergy with the spinning, knitwear and manufacturing factories of the MODA FUTURIBILE circuit, will be interesting insights for the visitors and for manufacturing because its innovative solutions and its creativity integrate each other. KNITTING MILLS: Maglificio Gottardi

Maglificio Pini

Maglificio Pisani


Filati BE.MI.VA.

FIBRE By Dicart Group


Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale


Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia



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