Despite a two-day overlap with London’s fast-rising menswear showcase, Florentine trade show Pitti Uomo remains one of the premier stops on the international menswear calendar.
What will be a luxury in the future? (BBC) “The traditions of old luxury – the luxury of things – are awfully dull for new consumers. They want to be touched emotionally by their experiences, and there are new priorities, such as ethical concerns and sustainability.” Sportswear Rules (IHT) “Tailoring can be fresh in shape, color and texture. But in spite of the games designers play to juice up a suit —
Florence Reasserts Craftsmanship (JC Report) “Gone are the days that glossy surface advertising alone meant stellar profits, and even designers such as Tom Ford, who helped accelerate the previous generation of luxury sales, are now reverting to more authentic brand propositions.” Mulberry bags huge profits rise (Evening Standard) “The fashion retailer — which beat Burberry, Pringle of Scotland and Victoria
Florence Reasserts Itself as a Fashion City-State (NY Times) “Long before Milan became a fixture on the fashion calendar, shows in Italy were held in Rome. Florence eventually stole Rome’s thunder; then Milan, in turn, swiped the shows from Florence. Now there is a move afoot to restore the primacy of this Renaissance city.” Sporty Takes Over Traditional Men’s Wear (IHT) “The crowd of excited, energized young men