World tour of press conferences for Raffaello Napoleone
November: very challenging month
November was a very challenging month for Pitti Immagine, with a road tour of conferences and press meetings around the world for the presentation of winter shows.
This cycle of conferences had already began in late October from Shangai, on the occasion of the Fashion Week, with the British designer Vivienne Westwood as a special guest. Subsequently, it was the turn of Beijing where our CEO Raffaello Napoleone participated in the first Chinese-Italian summit, which was attended by important Italian and Chinese entrepreneurs in the field of male and female fashion.
On 5th November, he moved to Rio de Janeiro in occasion of the international conference on shoes, for the first time held outside the European context.
On the evening of 8th November, in São Paulo, Napoleone met a selected group of journalists, including the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. The meeting ended with the Brazilian Forum organized by the International Herald Tribune’s journalist Suzy Menkes.
A few days later, on 16th November, a press conference in Milan was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, with the participation of about 200 reporters: Pitti Immagine has received a strong signal of consent, that confirmed it, once again, as an international point of reference in the fashion and lifestyle industry.
The day after, Raffaello Napoleone flown to New York, attending a meeting with childrenswear specialized press, while later, there was a breakfast at the restaurant “Il Buco" in Bond Street - a characteristic Italian angle in Soho, a well-known place of the "up-to-date" New York - where about 50 leading journalists in the American fashion panorama, representing the New York Times, Robb Report, Style.com, Fashionista, Esquire, Details and Elite Traveler, went into depth with the programs and special events of Pitti Uomo 81 and W n.9. A this appointment took also part the American CEO of Valentino, brand Guest Designer at Pitti Uomo 81.
After the United States, it was the time of European meetings in London, Paris and Madrid, organized by Pitti Immagine’s international PR. On 22th November, in the UK’s Capital City, at the "Locanda Locatelli” and at “The Claridge's Café", a meeting was held with a selection of qualified press, including Monocle, GQ, Dazed Digital, Drapers and WSGN, and with the presence of Pitti W n.9 Guest Designer Olympia Le Tan.
In Paris, the day after, Marc Ascoli - art director of the new edition of "Vestirsi da Uomo” (“Dress Like a Men”) - and Olympia Le Tan joined a group of journalists representative of Le Figaro, L'Express, Jalouse, Fashion Wire Daily, Jurnal du Textile and Fashion Daily News, at "The Perron” and at "Le Café de Flore", this one a popular destination among artists and a famous literary café in Paris.
The tour dates ended on 24th November with a meeting in Madrid at the restaurant Jockey. Numerous journalists from major newspapers such as El Pais, El Mundo, Yo Dona, Glamour, Esquire, GQ, Vanity Fair and Neo2 attended.