The surprise of receiving a gift, the joy of opening it and discovering its contents. These are the emotions that Pitti Uomo 95 aims to convey. From Tuesday 8 January to Friday 11 January, the pavilions of Fortezza da Basso are transformed into boxes of surprises, containing ideas and new items to tell the story of the latest developments in fashion and lifestyle.
Early winter gifts include the Belgium stylist Glenn Martens, creative director of Y/Project, menswear guest designer for 2019. His special event is on the catwalk on 9 January, where elegance goes hand in hand with eclectic and extravagant references, and streetwear is embellished with historical details and couture touches.
Thursday 10 January sees the debut of Aldo Maria Camillo, presenting his brand, named after himself, for the first time, “a total look that evolves constantly, inspired by the 1990s and combined with sartorial jackets.”
It is then time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fashion company Slam Jam, who has marked the occasion with a collaboration with some of its most established partners to create a series of works, including installations and content, within the Museo Marino Marini.
The ground floor hosts the collaboration with Carhartt WIP, which together with Kaleidoscope presents a performative installation by the French-Danish duo OrtaMiklos, whereas the top floor welcomes a project by Nike dedicated to the subcultures that are best able to achieve self-definition.
The Portuguese scene also features with Guest Nation Portugal: eight clothing and accessories brands are at the Spazio Carra, on the lower floor of the central pavilion: Caiagua, Ecolã, Hugo Costa, Ideal & Co, Labuta, Nycole, Poente and WestMister.
Pitti Uomo 95 sees the debut of Aldo Maria Camillo presenting his brand, named after himself, for the first time
There is also the 125th anniversary of Barbour, the mythical waxed jacket, the 50th of Moon Boot, and the new collaboration between Allegri and Cottweiler.
Ecoalf, a sustainable fashion company, focusses on green issues and returns to Florence to launch a capsule collection that is 100% made in Italy and entirely out of recycled materials, thanks to a partnership between the super stylist Ana Gimeno and the eco-designer Tiziano Guardini. Because fashion is a serious thing.
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Florence celebrates Leonardo
In the Uffizi Gallery, until 20 January 2019, the Codex Leicester and Tuscan genius's research on water is on show, 500 years after his death
Vanni Santoni's secret Florence
A night-time tour with the Florentine writer from the bookstore La Cité at Ponte Vecchio, and walking through Santo Spirito