Thursday, 27 January 2011

fine yarn headwear


Florence's Pitti Filati trade fair throws the hat into the ring 
once again fully taking up the challenge as the trailblazer 
event in yarn and knitwear trends and proposals, 
the 68th edition opened yesterday showcasing a profusion 
of ideas and suggestions for spring-summer 2012.


Here's my first report from it and it's oddly about milliner:
I was truly amazed at how attractive knitwear hats looked 
in the fancy capsule collection designed by Giorgio Spina 
and made by Florentine long-standing Grevi 
company with a selection of Be.Mi.Va. yarns.


Grevi is the historical milliner company founded in 1875 in the 
town of Signa, on the outskirts of Florence, which is renowned 
for their high specialization as well as for launching the Tuscan 
lambskin hat onto the world market back in the 60's, 
came to build the Pitti Filati collection in collaboration with 
Be.Mi.Va. which, in addition to producing yarns for weaving 
undertakes the creation of classy worsted yarns for knitwear.


Hats are strongly back in trend while knitwear is always at 
the top, so the combination of the two is simply dynamic: 
through the changing of fibers which become more and more 
sophisticated and diversified, the collection shows fine 
headwear pieces manufactured using traditional methods 
based on highly specialized workmanship, the one 
handed down over generations in Tuscany.


1 comment:

  1. Now that I can consider myself a knit lover, I love these hats. The one that looks like it has a skull (on te 5th picture) is so cool! Even knowing I'm a lady, I always feel a strange atraction by men's hats.

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