CAMO by my good friend and designer Stefano Ughetti is another must see at the fair. Bringing an unconventional twist to traditional menswear essentials, especially in what regards suiting, Stefano always manages to deliver outstanding collections with a few trademark statement pieces in the mix. His unique approach was further recognized during last Pitti Uomo, with one of the suits being selected for Angelo Flaccavento’s “Vestirse da Uomo” exhibit. Stay tuned for their alternative live performances held within the Fortezza’s premises…
Kiton: The Making of the Suit
Having tailoring master Claudio Tonello as a founder, the eponymous Italian label offers a wide range of sartorial garments with unique vision and attention to detail…
Fortela SS13 Preview
If you’re looking for one of a kind handmade garments, look no further than Fortela…
For those of you who might’ve missed it, here’s a behind the scenes look at the kingdom of Brunello Cucinelli a.k.a. “The King of Cashmere”…
The Sartorialist “Lunch for 25”
How about gathering a party of some of the most renowned menswear references in an Italian restaurant for lunch? The video depicts 25 of these sartorial aficionados such as Lino, the Ricci’s, Simone Righi, Kanye West and Wooster in a relaxed atmosphere and just having a good time. That’s menswear at its best right there….
Camo “Casino Collection” AW12
Despite the great looks I can’t overlook the fact that Kimmel envisioned it so much in advance…
80 Pitti Uomo Firenze
Yesterday marked the opening of the 80th edition of what is considered the nirvana of menswear enthusiasts: Pitti Uomo. During this week, the world’s eyes are set on Florence, Italy, where 1000 of some of the most renowned menswear labels are showcasing their collections for the upcoming year. I do mean: “the world’s eyes”, as besides the 32.000 buyers expected at the premises, the worldwide media coverage of the event allows everyone to get its share.
This year’s edition will feature the debut of the Pitti Guest Nation, a project aimed at establishing bonds and exchanging know how with invited countries, the first of which is Brazil. Also, guest-wise, one definitely worth mentioning is none other than Band of Outsiders’ very own Scott Sternberg, who will be presenting the label’s SS12 collection in the charismatic scenario of a formal cigar factory.
With so much press coverage and the presence of renowned street style photographers, it becomes somewhat easier to sweeten the bitter taste left in the mouth of those, such as myself, who once again faced the harsh reality of waking up to a place other than Firenze.