The spotlight was on Florence, yesterday, during Pitti Filati. The knitwear of the future was on the catwalk, designed by the students from the “Masters in Knitwear, Creative Knitwear Design” at the Accademia Costume&Moda in Rome and Modateca Deanna.
Among of the 8 talents that “dressed” the Sala della Ronda at Fortezza Da Basso with their enveloping creative vision that were presented in the same number of capsule collections, there was also Valeria Fortini, chosen by Roberto Collina as the interpreter of the “Nordic Invasion” theme, inspired by Iceland and respect for nature, following the fil rouge in the work of a collective of artists who have made this the centre of the production.
The result was a his and hers capsule collection full of contrasts – oversize and micro forms, with neutral and strong colours, able to linger on “Nordic” styles where the territory’s essence is played out in floating yarns and jacquard patterns.
A collection that maintains the brand’s key values and its high level of “Made in Italy” artisanal expertise content but reinterprets them using a unique touch that highlights the student’s talent and the endless styles and versions that knitwear can assume, for which Roberto Collina is one of the protagonists.