MILAN — Yarn manufacturers exhibiting at the 31st edition of Filo pushed new approaches in an effort to fight the pressures of the economic crisis.
A 7 percent increase in exhibitor attendance to 2,700 people boosted spirits for many at the two-day fair that ended March 19. Paolo Monfermoso, Filo’s project manager, said the “fair was holding its own.”
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?"