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Carlo Volpi at Pitti Filati, 23-25 January

23 February 2013 by TexSelect in Alumni Stories, Fashion

Good to hear from Carlo Volpi (Texprint 2012) following his return from Pitti Filati, Florence, where Carlo was asked to create knitted garments for the Spazio Ricerca of Pitti Filati, the central research space dedicated to future vision, design and artisanal skills.

The inspiration for Carlo’s one-off pieces came from his research into cultural festivals: music festivals, folk/religious festivals like “El Dia de Los Muertos” (Day of The Dead) in Mexico, and sagras (traditional Italian food festivals).  As always, the research area provided drama and focus for those visitors looking to be excited by new ideas and creativity; the mannequins lined up on the central runway, surrounded by colourful petals strewn on the floor, and screens to each side showed videos of the various festivals.

Read more on Carlo’s blog for the Knitting Industry website where he regularly posts on anything he finds inspiring – emerging or established designer’s work, new yarns and exciting stitches.

Contact Carlo:

tel : +44 (0)7983 970703

carlo.volpi@network.rca.ac.uk �

www.carlovolpi.co.uk

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