The 105th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, Italy’s leading menswear fashion show, is off and running, through Jan. 12. There’s no better place to go than the biannual trade event to seek out style notes. This year, 832 brands are there, 46 per cent of which come from abroad, ready to present their new fall/winter collections. The winter edition of Pitti Uomo is being held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence. Every edition mirrors the latest trends and creativity in the fashion community.
“Pitti Uomo is, to all effects and purposes, an unmissable opportunity for comparing notes, which makes Florence a leader city in the fashion salon sector,” says Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine. “From our special observatory we perceive our brands’ desire to be present in Florence to be seen and to meet up with international clients. On this front, we are confident in widespread participation from foreign buyers.
“In a unique and spectacular setting that brings together all the key players from the international fashion scene, Pitti Uomo provides a one-of-a-kind overview of the new collections and the opportunity to gain valuable feedback on market trends and major creative scenes. The Pitti team’s scouting work has been thorough, and, as always, we believe the Florentine setting will add further value to the special projects on the calendar.”
Some of the great images always come from the street, people attending the shows. Here’s a sampling from Day 1 (images country Pitti Uomo).
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