MILAN — Yarn manufacturers exhibiting summer 2010 collections at Filo looked to survive the economic malaise by placing a heavy emphasis on organic, recyclable and novelty yarns.
Visitor attendance was up 8 percent at the fair, which ended a two-day run Oct. 23, and exhibitor numbers increased by 12 percent. But Paolo Monfermoso, managing director of Filo, said the fair’s future plans were to “retain Filo’s niche heritage and above all, its quality.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"