FEEL THE CONTEST. The winner is Raquel de Carvalho
Edition 89
in collaboration with ISY by Torcitura di Domaso
Raquel de Carvalho ascends to the podium of the first edition of Feel the Contest – promoted by Feel the Yarn in collaboration with Pitti Immagine. Raquel de Carvalho worked alongside ISY by Torcitura di Domaso. The two knitted outfits of the young designer, was awarded by a jury of experts, prevailed over 4 other creative concepts  selected by the private Facebook group “FTY for New Designers” in the first phase of the initiative. All 10 finalist garments were exhibited during the Florentine fair in the stand specifically dedicated to the Contest.

The value of the two knitted garments, fruit of Raquel de Carvalho's talent and inspiration, was recognized by a jury of international standing composed of Antonio Cristaudo (Commercial and development director of Pitti Immagine), Chen Lung Chin (Designer), Elisabetta Scarpini (Art director of Feel the Yarn Magazine), Federico Rocca (Chief editor of Vanity Fair), Ornella Bignami (Art director of Elementi Moda) and Vittorio Branchizio (Creative Director research at Shima Seiki).
The six experts of the fashion sector expressed their preference on the basis of a table divided into 4 themes - "level of creativity of the garment", "technical competence", "interpretation of the theme "Fluid" and "ability to enhance the yarn"- each of which was given a score from 1 to 5.

The overall winner, who during the whole process of creating "Feel The Contest" was able to count on the support of the companies associated with CPF for the supply of yarns, will now have the opportunity to create, in collaboration with some Italian knitwear factories, her own collection with which to best express all her skills.