High Tech meets Elegance

The 91st Pitti Uomo show has just come to an end and the city looks like a ballroom when the last guests have left and traces of the party are still all over the place. What will we remember about this Pitti show?

For sure the exhibition titled Fashion in Florence through the lens of Archivio Foto Locchi:100 rare pictures from the 1930s to the 1970s illustrating the history of fashion in Florence and of the White Room. Showing until March 2017 at Palazzo Pitti’s Andito degli Angiolini, I strongly recommend to see it. The selection of pictures is amazing and the setting is very elegant, with Edra sofas transforming every space into a super-sophisticated living room!


The show was the celebration of the high tech-chic style: beautiful and refined clothing, classic at times, but all high-performance, with technological research behind it to ensure the greatest comfort. Herno, with its wonderful down jackets that look like tailor-made coats, proves it. One of the Fortezza’s most interesting areas was Make, devoted to handmade items, with a selection of brands  from all over the world that speak the language of craftsmanship in a contemporary manner. The stars? All young people, which testifies to the bespoke’s change of course. A must-see was also the Hi beauty section, featuring exclusive fragrances, this year’s new addition to the show.
A very rich program of off-fair events: Paul Smith with his happening-fashion show at the Dogana, a riot of metropolitan rhythms and colors. Then Stefano Ricci at the White Room: fashion show and dinner party by Enoteca Pinchiorri, which brought us back to the wonderful fifties. And, finally, Don Giovanni performed at the Pergola Theatre, with stage design by Fornasetti and the beautiful party on Wednesday night at the theatre’s foyer thrown by Monica Sarti to celebrate the event. Dj Set  Barnaba Fornasetti.


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