Manufacturing Technologies for Fashion, Art and Design
Moda Futuribile a Pitti Immagine Filati 78
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.
After exploring the theme of futuristic fashion through the past three focus, innovation, interaction and tech-craft, in the 78th edition of Pitti Immagine Filati, Dyloan Studio presents, at the lower floor in the Central Pavilion, the 4th edition of MODA FUTURIBILE with the focus RE-CONCEPTION.
The focus offers to three designers the opportunity to develop a new approach to knitwear, starting from their own experience. Quoï Alexander, Jessica Leclère and Richard Quinn – exhibit a development of knitwear translated into three capsule collections, identifies by highly characteristic design processes.
The focus aims to promote a re-conception of knitwear starting by the interaction and synergies created between the different actors in the chain. “Knitwear re-conception”, therefore, to define new pathways leading to innovative constructive results, with the final purpose to make usable products, full of design cues.
Quoi Alexander is a fashion designer based in Paris, his work explores how textiles contribute to the creation of shape and silhouette in relation to the body. He studied Visual Arts at Idyllwild Arts Academy and fashion design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins. His graduate collection was recognized as one of the top 5 collections by Vogue, Dazed and confused and i-D magazine. In 2015 he was a finalist at ITS (International Talent Support). His collection is called "Experiment limits". The project explores new ways of creating textiles through techniques inspired by deep inward reflection and rejection of outside inspiration. Quoï Alexander also interned Mary Katrantzou, Alexander McQueen and Sonia Rykiel and has worked for Chanel.
Jessica Léclere is a textile and knitwear designer, graduate from the Royal College of Art. Born and raised in the Paris region, she moved to London to complete her BA in textile design at Chelsea College of Art, from which she graduated in 2012. Her approach to design is unique and fresh as she incorporates unexpected materials into the structure of her knitted fabrics finding interesting textures and creating innovative designs. Jessica has been awarded the Texprint Fashion Prize and the Texprint Woolmark Prize in September 2015 at Premiere Vision in Paris. Her collection “echO” is inspired by the representation of sound diffusion. This is expressed by the concept of ‘digital gradient’ around a circular form.
Richard Quinn is a London based fashion designer, exploring print, colour and textile in a strong and feminine way. Richard explores the past to inform the future to achieve a modern couture world. Richard’s project, “English garden” explores the relationship between modernity in textile innovation and how these textiles interact with the garments in his aesthetic. Using the knitted yarn as fabric applying technology to form new collaged fabrics. Richard studied BA Fashion Print for Womenswear at Central Saint Martins in London. Previously completing internships at Christian Dior Couture in Paris and Richard James Bespoke of Savile Row London. His graduate collection was acclaimed being highlighted as one to watch by British Vogue and Wonderland magazine. Richards graduate collection was selected as part of ITS International Talent support 2015 as a platform for the years most innovative and exciting designers. Richard is currently in the final stages of the prestigious MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins where he was awarded the Stella McCartney Scholarship.
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, innovative solutions for manufacturing and creativity worlds that here will have the opportunity to talk.