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The 44th edition of FILO opens under the sign of Leonardo

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The 44th edition of Filo, the international salon of yarns and fibres, opens today at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan, corso Magenta 61. The event is held over two days, from 9 am to 6pm today, 30 September, and from 9am to 5pm, tomorrow, 1 October 2015.

The 44th edition of Filo is opening today, 30 September: the stands host excellent quality yarn collections for the high-end sector, the excellence of the Italian and European production.

The autumn edition of the yarns and fibres fair is ideally inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibiting space at the Palazzo delle Stelline, which has been home for Filo for many years, is historically linked with Leonardo: his most emblematic painting – the Last Supper – can be admired in the Cenacolo near the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a few hundred meters away. The Palazzo delle Stelline itself includes the “Orti di Leonardo”, that is the old vineyard of the genius of the Renaissance. During Expo 2015 semester, this link has been strengthened and the Palazzo delle Stelline has become a true “Leonardesque hub” with installations that create ideas and drawings of Leonardo and an exhibition dedicated to the Last Supper.

Filo has been able to successfully take this very special opportunity and has perfectly integrated its stands in the Leonardo’s context. Indeed, Leonardo and his ability to “think future” represents an extraordinary source of inspiration for all those who today, centuries later, “think future” within an innovative textile and fashion system like the Italian one, which is constantly looking for new solutions.

FILONewsletter n. 37, 30th september 2015


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