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22.05.2019 | Альбина Весина

Learn from the Italians!

The Fashion Industry Development Center continues the cycle of Italian training practical workshops for designers, manufacturers and students of specialized educational institutions.

Block VI. «Creating collections of men's and women's knitwear. Creation of men's and women's sportswear», May 27, 2019, 11:00 – 16:00

Registration: 10:30 – 11:00.
Venue: Unified Center of Entrepreneurship, St. Petersburg, Polyustrovsky Prospekt, 61, 3-1 floor, hall No. 305.


The purpose of the event is to exchange experience between manufacturers and expand partnerships with Italian fashion experts. The owners and designers of Italian knitwear factories will talk about the trends of world fashion, about the development of unique collections based on the capabilities of industrial equipment and the use of manual labor, about the types of accessories for knitwear and sportswear, will show their latest collections.

The first of the speakers, Andrea Moretti, – co-owner and general manager of the firm Moretti Moda s.r.l, a company that produces and sells products of the brand Piero Moretti.
He graduated from the University of Bolonia Alma Mater Studiorum and, having come to work for the company, gained experience in all areas from production to sales. Andrea brought to the work of the company the skills acquired at the university, making a thorough market analysis for his company, rebranding his father's brand Piero Moretti and contributing to the national and international expansion of the company. Today, the brand Piero Moretti, headed by Andrea, is a solid, constantly growing company for the production and sale of women's clothing with an export share of more than 60% and with more than 700 stores worldwide.


The second speaker is the owner of the company Ommy s.r.l. Omar Morotti, who has more than 25 years of experience in the field of knitting as the head of the production of knitwear for men and women of brands such as Dolce &Gabbana Tom Ford, Zegna, Brioni, Haider Ackermann, Gucci, Roksanda and Victoria Beckham. He started his activity in 1994, opening a small knitting studio, in which, together with his mother and two other employees, he produced T-shirts and sweaters for local enterprises. Almost immediately, Omar realized that he had to improve the quality level very quickly, as the market began to change, and factories moved to countries with cheap labor. From that moment on, the customers of Ommy s.r.l. always remained only of a high level, and this became the key to success, as it allowed the small company to grow and develop. In 2008, due to the crisis, Omar decided to change his strategy. He began traveling to other European countries and the United States in search of new brands interested in producing goods in Italy. Collaborations with companies from the USA, England, Belgium, Korea and Japan were created very quickly, which was the reason for the expansion of the company in 2010. Today, the production has 20 knitting machines and more than 100 sewing machines, as well as 40 employees. In addition to cooperation with high global brands, the company store Ommy in Pesaro offers products of its line omarmorotti, meeting the latest fashion trends, made of high-quality materials, mainly cashmere.



At the seminars, Italian fashion experts will tell:

  • about creating models for different target audiences;
  • about the development of a ready-to-manufacture collection and samples;
  • about the development of the collection, based on the capabilities of industrial equipment, its types and features of work. The use of manual labor;
  • about how to create a collection ready for production: from drawing a model to developing a sample, choosing materials and accessories from Italian manufacturers;
  • about the characteristics of materials and yarn;
  • about the types of accessories for knitted and sportswear;
  • about the presentation, promotion and distribution of the product.

The program of the event:

  • 11:00 – grand opening. Introductory remarks by the organizers and participants;
  • 11:15 – master class by Andrea Moretti;
  • 13:00 – coffee break;
  • 14:00 - master class by Omar Morotti;
  • 16:00 – the end of the event. Issuing certificates to participants.

Participation in the seminar is free of charge, subject to mandatory registration.


Photos provided by the organizers.