Pitti Immagine press tour, first stop: TOKYO

November is travel month for Pitti Immagine, with a busy press conference road tour all set to trot the globe, presenting news about the winter shows. 
Its long journey has started today in Tokyo. In the venue of the Trunk Hotel, in the Shibuya area, a special press lunch has introduced all Pitti Uomo 93 special events and guests; among them, the two guest designers: UNDERCOVER by Jun Takahashi and TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. 
 
Here a little focus on Pitti Uomo 93 numbers and Japanese names: 
 
Brands / Companies
1,230 brands/collections at this edition,
including 541 brands/collections from abroad (44% of all exhibitors)
including 227 brands and new entries
 
Exhibition space
60,000 square meters 
 
Sections: 
14 sections exploring men’s fashion
_ Pitti Uomo, Pop Up Stores, Fashion At Work, HI Beauty
_ Futuro Maschile, Make, Touch!, l’Altro Uomo, Born in the USA, Unconventional, Open, 
_ I Play, Urban Panorama, My Factory
 
Buyers/Visitors 
(at the last winter’s fair)
36,000 visitors 
over 24,300 buyers 
including 8,800 from abroad (36,2% of all buyers) 
 
The main foreign markets represented: 
Germany, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Turkey, China, Switzerland, United States, Belgium, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, Greece, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Canada and Hong Kong.
 
Focus Japan
 
Brands / Companies (among the brands already confirmed):
A.B.C.L., Acate, Amiacalva, Asics Tiger, Backlash, Beams, Beaugrand, Boot Black, Camoshita United Arrows, Choya Shirt, Clutch Magazine, Cohérence, Cypris, D by D*Syoukei, D’Etre, Descente Allterrain, Echizenya, Eclettico, Ganzo, Gim, Haver Sack, Hunting World, Hybrid Sensor, Ikiji, Kanpekina, Kenneth Field, Kogen 1940, Kuska, Manipuri, Mizuno, Nagashima Fukushoku, Nanamica, Nine Lives, Ohba, Paikaji, Patrick, Poliquant, Resolute, Ring Jacket, Rosasen, Second Skin, Snow Peak, Soulive, Spingle Move W, Supe, The Chino Revived, Tibi Tie, Toot, Ts(s).
 
Buyers (at the last edition)
825 buyers  
 
Among the shops, department stores and e-shop from Japan:
HANKYU HANSHIN, ITOCHU, BARNEYS JAPAN, BEAMS, DAIMARU MATSUZAKAYA, ESTNATION, FIGO, ISETAN MITSUKOSHI, MATSUYA, MITSUI & CO JAPAN, ONWARD KASHIYAMA, OPENING CEREMONY TOKYO, SANKI SHOJI, SEILIN & CO. - HOLLYWOOD, SHIPS, TAKASHIMAYA, TOMORROWLAND, UENO SHOKAI, UNITED ARROWS, WAKO.