FLORENCE — Despite a positive trend in the first three months of the year, most Italian yarn producers exhibiting at the Pitti Filati trade fair weren’t ready to predict a full-fledged recovery, because of lingering concerns about higher raw materials prices and economic uncertainty.
The yarn fair, which ended its three-day run at the Fortezza da Basso here on Thursday, showcased collections for fall2011 that focus on woolly looks and weightless volumes. For outdoor knitwear, the prevailing effect was a round look and a rough feel. For indoor, luxury yarns had velvety and silky looks and a gauze effect obtained from either ultrathin yarns or mixes of natural, animal and vegetable fibers. The color palette ranged from warm golds and woods to natural greens, reds and various shades of blue, while prints were opaque.
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