MILAN — Italian yarn makers set to showcase their fall 2015 collections at the three-day Pitti Filati trade show starting July 2 are noting a recovery in major traditional markets such as Japan, Germany, France, the U.S. and the U.K.
“Markets for wool outerwear knits that include USA, Japan, U.K., Germany, France and Italy — all established affluent consumer markets — are all continuing to slowly recover from the global financial crisis of 2008-09. With the addition of China, these comprise the top seven consumer markets for wool apparel products,” the Woolmark Co. said in its May Market Report.
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?"