Today the 73th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo starts, with the aim of presenting the collection fall / winter 2008/2009.
As usual, the event will be hosted by the areas located inside the Fortezza da Basso and the Stazione Leopolda, in Florence.
The novelty this year is represented by Pitti W_Woman Precollection, where a special selection of international brands will present the previews of approximately 40 pre-collections.
With 727 companies, 897 brands (302 of them coming from abroad) Pitti Immagine Uomo has been aknowledged and confirmed as one of the most important events in the field of Italian men’s fashion.
Pitti Immagine is able to join business and creativity and Pitti Immagine Uomo in particular, is the place where you can find all about the new trends for mens.
Another innovation this year is represented by a new project called “Axessories“: the new draft of Pitti Uomo dedicated to the world of men’s accessories.
Celebrates its 9th edition “New Beat (s)”, the space reserved to the entry of emerging designers, which will present this year, 14 brand previews coming from all around the world.
You can’t lose the 100 ROBOT outside the Fortezza da Basso: an installation created by the Architect and Designer Oliviero Baldini.
Also the exhibition dedicated to Donna Simonetta and organised by the Fondazione Pitti Discovery is something really interesting.
This first show about Simonetta will be held at the Galleria del Costume in Palazzo Pitti, Florence.
A selection of over fifty outfits coming from several international museums and from her own private archives will document her creativity and will reconstruct one of the most glorious periods of the Italian couture.
The exhibition will also include the legendary portraits, by Leonor Fini and Renè Gruau.
Regarding the Discovery Fashion Project for the 73th edition of Pitti Uomo, Pitti Discovery Foundation presents Adam Kimmel (one of the most brillant designers of the last generation) menswear collection F / W 08-09, with an installation at Art Porta Romana.
Finally, Pitti Immagine presents “The Italian way of fashion: I 6267″: a new project fully dedicated to the Italian fashion style; it is an idea borning not with the aim of looking for an identity or origin but for trying to understand and exchange ideas and practices of contemporary fashion.
6267 are two emerging Italian designer Thomas Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi, presenting to the Palazzo Pitti precollezione f / w 2008-2009 with a staging that wants to return to the glamour of fashion origins.
All this takes place in the beautiful and picturesque setting of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence, where fashion meets art in a unique scenario (background) that we envy throughout the world: from Palazzo Pitti, via Ponte Vecchio to the inimitable Brunelleschi’s Dome.