Mills exhibiting spring 2009 yarn collections at Pitti Filati this month will be pushing premium products, with an emphasis on lightweight and environmentally friendly fabrics. Blends featuring cashmere, linen and silk will be on offer for those seeking luxury, lightness and a multiseasonal appeal. Gentle colors, including pastels, beiges and earth tones, will reflect a focus on using natural materials such as cotton and bamboo.
This story first appeared in the January 22, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.