Manufacturing Technologies for Fashion, Art and Design

Moda Futuribile at Pitti Immagine Filati 80

Pitti Immagine Filati 80 | 25 - 27 January 2017 Central pavilion – Lower floor – Stand Q/233

MODA FUTURIBILE is a project promoted by Dyloan Studio with the goal of promoting the excellences in the fashion industry by developing products that are the expression of the different know-how and project synergies, the result of an encounter between productive companies and designers. A project of collaboration involving the entire supply chain: designers, spinning mills, knitting mills and manufacturing companies specialized in the use of new technologies. The results obtained represent the ability of the actors to find alternative solutions for the optimization of services, for the creation of new products and for the development of new market segments.

MODA FUTURIBILE showcases the cross-search not limited to the exploration of the single season trends, but it is proposed as a starting point for new and possible developments in the world of knitting. The focus of this edition of MODA FUTURIBILE at Pitti Immagine Filati 80 is Manufactury Allure, intended as the enhancement of the creative process in its integrity. It is developed from project and product inputs submitted by the manufacturers in their most concise expression in reference to their technical capabilities. These inputs are then interpreted in their aesthetic dimension passing through the personal vision of a designer, capable of translating the more material and technical contents, into style.

The goal is the enhancement of the design steps taking place in the creation of a fashion product through what actually consist of real product inputs characterized by a strong technological feature. The latter require great stylistic skills in order to be interpreted in a readable key by the real interlocutor of the finished product who often does not possess the ability to understand the embedded value.

The close and necessary relationship between manufacturing and designer is thus put in evidence so through this virtuous encounter:on the one hand the purely technical skills that go beyond a true interpretation of aesthetics and trends, on the other the ability of translating them into a formal language aiming to the aesthetic parameters, typical of a fashion collection.

The whole supply chain is involved for the production of items able to become interesting design ideas for designers and fashion designers: the best spinning mills supply their materials; the knitting mills involved in the production of semi-finished and finished knitted products; the manufacturing companies involved in the implementation of technological materials, semi-finished and finished products.

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 polyurethane films; laser as an instrument for cutting or as a decoration; ultrasound for innovative finishings; thermoshaping to alter the typical bi-dimensionality 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.


Alberto Zambelli and his decorative minimal style meet a new three dimensionality through Dyloan's experimentation and techniques. The knitwear in merino Cashwool 2/30 by Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia with its significant volumes, translates macrofloreal and sensual overlaying into special deformations reached through thermoshaping techniques. Steel coatings edge the ends defining dynamic perimeters and high definition paddings laser cut geometries which gaze at Sonia Delaunay. The white poplin is iconized and bonded with nude tulle into patterns contouring decorative arabesques.


The focus of this season is tackled in its "raw" dimension, with a project proposal that puts a spotlight on material research and on the processings applied to knitwear, with the aim of focusing attention on the technical possibilities, which go beyond a finished stylistic declination, as design cues from which to start for broader aesthetic developments. In practical terms, the project gathers a series of samples demonstrating the purely technical skills, a collection from which designers can draw on in order to implement its peculiarities, or to achieve an aesthetic result that matches their stylistic vision.

A new kind of proposal exhibited in a defined area, which marks the transition from the manufacturing creativity focused on the experimentation and on the understanding of the techniques, to the creativity of the designers more focused more on maximizing the overall appearance of a specific technique. Each sample is realized using existing materials, made available by the companies of the MODA FUTURIBILE circuit, and represents tests, samples, and material cards of past seasons, on the one hand to enhance the value of the technical expertise and know-how how, while on the other to give a high product value to an already existing material that otherwise would be disposed.

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 for creativity worlds that here will have the opportunity to talk each other.


Filati BE.MI.VA.


FIBRE By Dicart Group


Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia


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