Pitti Uomo is a week packed with events that contaminate all the city’s symbolic locations with fashion, culture and lifestyle. Here is a sneak peek at some of the special happenings. Take note!
_ The inauguration of the Gucci Garden in Piazza della Signoria in Florence
On 9 January Florence will host the inauguration of the Gucci Garden inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia in Piazza della Signoria. Devised by the Maison’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the Gucci Garden will feature a store selling unique edition products, a restaurant run by the 3* Michelin chef Massimo Bottura and exhibition spaces prepared by the critic and curator Maria Luisa Frisa; the opening event will be celebrated with a private cocktail party;
_“Fabric is Art”: an event by the Lanificio Luigi Ricceri
at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence
On the evening of 9 January, at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, an event will be staged by the Lanificio Luigi Ricceri, an historic company based in Prato which is one of the most innovative firms in the weaving sector: a special project in which ten of the wool mill’s iconic fabrics will be the protagonists of an artistic installation entitled “Fabric is Art” curated by Felice Limosani. Projections and light play will contaminate the sculptured beauty of the David with the bright colors of the high-quality fabrics;
_Moncler will also open its new boutique in the heart of Florence during Pitti Uomo 93;
_ The new Damir Doma x LOTTO collection is the protagonist of a show-party
The second men and women collection Damir Doma x LOTTO - born by the collaboration between the Croatian designer and the historical Italian sportswear brand – will be on the spotlight with a show-party during Pitti Uomo 93;
_“Il Bisonte a Km 30”: the opening event for Il Bisonte’s new showroom-spaces
On Thursday 11 January Il Bisonte will inaugurate its new offices and showroom inside Palazzo Corsini in Florence; to mark the occasion the brand will artistically interpret its production chain of artisans and the gastronomic uniqueness of the region with a celebratory cocktail party at Pitti Uomo;
_On 10 and 12 January, the Rendezvous organized by Polimoda at Villa Favard
On 10 January the writer and editor-in-chief of GQ UK, Dylan Jones, will meet the designer Keanan Duffty for a Q&A on publishing in the digital era, whilst on 12 January Sarah Blair and Christopher Lacy, respectively SVP & Divisional Merchandise Manager Women's Accessories and Director of Customer Experience at Barneys New York, will present a lecture dedicated to the customer experience.