Guest Nation Russia at Pitti Uomo 87 is cancelled

The Russian Fashion Council says that the economic crisis and the worsening currency situation in recent weeks have made their visit to Florence impossible

Pitti Immagine announces the cancellation of the GUEST NATION RUSSIA project planned for this edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, scheduled to be held at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence from 13 to 16 January 2015.

The cancellation of the participation of a special selection of talented Russian designers – at Pitti W and in other sections of the fair - follows an official announcement from the management of the Russian Fashion Council, who had been working with Pitti Immagine on the GUEST NATION RUSSIA project in cooperation with the Russian Federation’s Ministry for Trade and Industry.
The well-known currency problems – the collapse of the value of the ruble which, in the last few days, has rapidly undergone further devaluation – and the economic crisis that the country is currently experiencing, have compromised the economic sustainability of the Russian institutional participation at this edition of Pitti Uomo.

However, Pitti Immagine and the management of the Russian Fashion Council have declared their willingness to get back to work on this project as soon as there are improvements in the conditions of sustainability and the economic scenario.