Leading New Zealand yarn manufacturer, Woolyarns recently exhibited its latest collection of Perino yarns at Pitti Filati and Spinexpo Paris. According to Jimad Khan, marketing manager, the trade fairs were both great successes and the exposure has positively contributed to the promotion of brushtail possum fibre, yarns and garments to the international fashion community.

Award winning designer and Project Runway Season 13 winner, Sean Kelly’s designs are a feature of the Perino by Woolyarns stand and imagery for this year. Having worked at international design houses such as Alexander McQueen and Henrik Vibskov on both ready-to-wear collections and installations throughout Europe, and a New Zealander himself, Kelly was top of mind for Woolyarns when putting together their imagery.

“Collaborating with Sean Kelly was an exciting part of the process for Perino by Woolyarns Fall Winter 17/18 collection,” said Khan. “His innovative designs showcase the versatility of the yarns, creating voluminous shapes that envelop the wearer, using ribbed knit structures and a handpicked selection from the Fall Winter colour collection.” For more information visit

CAPTION: Perino by Woolyarns stand at Pitti Filati in Florence, the garments on display are the Sean Kelly capsule collection specially designed for Woolyarns.