The Milano man, Buyers flock to Pitti, Britain Creates, Mr Porter manifesto, Anna Dello Russo

Brioni Spring/Summer 2013 | Source: NY Times

All the World’s a Stage (IHT)
“If all the world’s a stage, the Milan designers found a way to put simple, modern clothes into different contexts. And Brioni, since it was bought by the PPR luxury group, has burnished its offerings and apparently lowered the age range.”

More foreign buyers at Pitti Uomo (Fashion United)
“Despite the numbers, which reveal that the Italian fashion industry will end 2012 in the red, Italian companies proved creative. This was noticeable both in Fortezza da Basso and in the city during the men’s fashion trade fair Pitti Uomo.”

Britain Creates: when fashion and art collide (Guardian) 
“Britain Creates,conceived by the British Fashion Council as an opportunity to commemorate the London Olympics and to celebrate the breadth of British creative talent, does just that. It pairs fashion designers with visual artists to produce one-off collaborative works of art.”

It’s a man’s world at MrPorter.com (The National)
“We wanted a website where men felt very comfortable; a man’s world where nothing feels like a hard sell. With women you can say, this is the handbag of the season – and they love it. Men prefer a softer sell.”

Inside the limo with Anna Dello Russo (Telegraph)
Anna Dello Russo is a veteran Italian fashion editor who has become an internet superstar thanks to her exhibitionist penchant for classic high-fashion and extreme hats.”