Personal Notes on Pitti Uomo 95
This January I had the pleasure of going back to Pitti Immagine Uomo after a couple of seasons “off-duty”.
To me, the days in Pitti are always a great time to do research for new products, sometimes place orders to those suppliers that might be difficult to meet later on during the season and more in general, to meet friends and people of the craft and discuss business opportunities.
To be honest, there’s actually a lot of talking going on, in magnificent Italian fashion.
Unsurprisingly though, even this time I had the strong impression that most people were interested in the fair in order to show off their sometimes great (sometimes improbable) looks or to take pictures of these latter ones.
Please, have a look at exhibit A and exhibit B in the images below, where these fine fine chaps were hanging out on the roof of the Padiglione Centrale (and judge for yourselves in which category their looks should fall)
This seems to be the most communicated aspect of the fair to the outside world, to the point that some friends of mine who are generally way less interested in clothes than myself and the readers, await trepidatious the Pitti days just to follow live updates on Twitter of the most absurd looks.
Now, I’m not saying that people shouldn’t enjoy a sunny winter afternoon in Florence while showing off their ideas of style, especially when the previously mentioned styles are groomed and looked after… but I’d appreciate that the general focus would be more on products.
Which is the point of the whole fair, after all.
Without much further ado, let’s then give some space to my favorites from January 2019’s edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo.
Even though I didn’t find anything mind-blowing while walking around the pavilions and corridors of the fair, there were still some examples of nicely crafted items, check out for example this jacket that was popping out at DePetrillo’s stand…
And these stunning looks from Gabriele Pasini’s collection…
At Tagliatore’s, jackets and coats were as usual stealing the show…and rightfully so, as some of them were simply breath-taking:
Have a look also at this colorful wall of knitted garments and scarves at Altea’s boot…
At Doucal’s boot, an artisan was hand-crafting shoes, to my extreme delight.
A very sculptural display was also staged for the collaboration Paul&Shark + Nick Wooster
Last but not least, yours truly was styled for the occasion in a very sobre flannel pin-striped suit, with white poplin shirt and faux-uni blue woolen tie, everything made to measure.
What about you, have you ever been to an edition of Pitti and what do you remember most of it?