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Biella, Milan and Prato: preview of the 50th edition of Filo


Today, on the 18th of June 2018, the road-show for the presentation of the 50th edition of Filo, the yarns and fibres’ exhibition, begin. The first meeting is in Biella (at 10.30 a.m. at Unione Industriale Biellese – Valetto Room – via Torino 56). Tomorrow there will be the meeting in Milan (at 10.30 a.m. at Palazzo delle Stelline – Solari Room – corso Magenta 61). Finally, the road-show will end on the 21st of June 2018 in Prato (at 2.30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce – Conference Room – via del Romito 71).

The road-show for the presentation of Filo is a highly anticipated event because it is an unmissable opportunity for companies and organisers to meet in the various Italian textile districts. And it is even more so on this occasion: indeed, it is a pivotal moment of the path that leads to a very special edition of Filo, the one that celebrates the “50 times” and the 25 years of the fair’s life.

Paolo Monfermoso, manager of Filo, states: «Fifty editions and twenty-five years of life represent a paramount milestone for an exhibition like Filo. During these years, thanks to its exhibiting companies, Filo has been able to renew itself to reflect and to interpret the great changes that have affected the textile-apparel industry. At the same time, however, our essential character has remained unchanged: the excellence of exhibited yarns. The same can be said of the other main principles that distinguish us from the very beginning: professionalism and concreteness, together with research, innovation and sustainability. But today we need to promote our excellences in a supply chain scope; therefore, from one edition to the other, we are focused to strengthen the cooperation with ITA Agency, Sistema Moda Italia and Milano Unica. Speaking of Milano Unica, I’m glad to say that Filo will be present again at the July edition of the Italian textiles and accessories show. We will present the last edition of Filo’s trends and we will promote our 50th edition. In September, during the two days of exhibition, we will therefore celebrate the “50 times of Filo”, ideally retracing the long “route” that has led the exhibition to become a crucial event in the international trade fairs scene. But we want to do it with an eye to the future, as it is in our philosophy, considering the “first” 25 years of Filo as a renewed starting point towards our long-standing goal: to offer participating companies business opportunities and working instruments, to strengthen their development and growth».

A large part of the meetings in Biella, Milan and Prato in view of the 50th edition Filo is dedicated to the presentation of the product development proposals elaborated by Gianni Bologna, responsible for creativity and style of Filo. The title itself gives an important indication: “Routes”.

Gianni Bologna explains: ‘To celebrate this historic 50th edition of Filo we have chosen to dedicate our proposals to the concept of harmony and beauty that is becoming increasingly difficult and complex to deal with. That beauty that takes inspiration from the present and from the past and that we hope to be able to see a little more widespread on our journey. For the time being, let’s not forget a strong point, that it is – and must continue to be – always essential: the Italian products. Not a nostalgic product, but a product turned to the search for something new on the basis of the Italian great knowledge and craftsmanship and taste for beauty. Let’s then start by looking for new inspirations along three itineraries that now belong to the myth: “spices route”, “silk route” and “Route 66”, to recreate a current vision of beauty on the basis of unmistakable beauties and unique splendours».

The appointment with the 50th Filo edition is for the 26th and 27th of September 2018 at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan.

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