PITTI UOMO 93: EXHIBITORS' POINT OF VIEW
Gianni Giannini, President and Creative Director at Doucal’s:
Pitti Uomo is a very important fair with wonderful organisation. Its team has always been very aware of companies’ needs and market requests, ready to perceive when a brand is growing and offer it wider scope for presentation. For this reason everything went really well this time too! Beautiful things and Italian tailoring are still appreciated worldwide: lots of international buyers—in our case especially from Europe, Russia and the East—and of sector press.
Alessandro Boglione, Chief Executive Officer at BasicNet Italia (Kappa):
The exhibition went really well! We had already taken part in Pitti Uomo with other brands in the group. We took Kappa to this edition, presenting the return of one of its cornerstones, the band with the people logo, and it proved to be very popular with all sector operators. We even had people queuing to get onto the stand! Excellent organisation, we will definitely be back at the next edition.
Claudio Marenzi, President of Herno:
My impressions? I am very satisfied; the numbers we recorded confirm the positive trend from past years. I noticed a significant growth for the Italian market. Buyers from important shops all came back to visit the show and this is a very important fact. In addition to big Italian interest, there was good European presence, especially German and from northern Europe, and the Japanese market.
Ludo Onnink, Executive Chairman at Denham:
This edition definitely saw a positive trend: busy stands, all the brands were truly interesting and well presented, incredible energy! We decided to return to Pitti Uomo because this year our company celebrates its tenth anniversary. This fair is becoming increasingly more contemporary, attentive to new trends in streetwear—what better opportunity? Special mention must be made of its extraordinary organisation.
John Laster, Distribution Sales & New Business Director at Stutterheim:
Pitti Uomo is a very important showcase and one of the best consolidated shows for the world of menswear. This fair marks the start of the season: it all begins here and it has an increasingly international style. At this edition I noticed really high quality, focused visitors. A must!
Chris Olberding, President of Gitman & Gitman Vintage:
We have been taking part in Pitti Uomo for more than ten years. It is the ideal place to start the season, and my favourite. An excellent start characterised by a positive mood and good quality buyers and press. Which buyers came onto our stand during the fair? Italian, European, Japanese, American… from all over the world!