The feedback was very positive from the members of the trade and public of enthusiasts who visited the Stazione Leopolda for Vintage Selection n.27 (Florence 27-31 January 2016) with regard to the garments and accessories proposed and the vintage culture input presented by the 60 exhibitors at this edition, as well as for the quality of the calendar of events and special projects that enriched the fair, all of which were characterized by the surpassing of traditional generational barriers in contemporary fashion - a tribute to the title-theme of Pitti Filati “Pitti Generation(s)”.
Over the five days that the event was open to the public, the market-fair featuring vintage fashions, miscellanea and culture as well as quality remakes registered good attendance, with figures in line with the last winter edition in terms of members of the trade (stylists, designers and the style bureaus of the big fashion labels), and setting a new attendance record for the public of enthusiasts, confirming the event’s key role for vintage in Italy.
“A truly great edition of Vintage Selection has just come to an end”, says Agostino Poletto, sole director of Stazione Leopolda. “Every season the fair is increasingly confirmed as a research laboratory for the most important international fashion designers and fashion style bureaus which travel to Florence in these days for Pitti Filati 78. The synergy with this event, as we have also seen from the common theme, is becoming increasingly well-established. And, with the record participation of this edition we have welcomed a high quality public of enthusiasts who are interested in discovering regular cult and signature items, who also got fully involved in the packed program of fringe events focused on vintage culture and its myriad lifestyle permutations”.
In fact, the public attending Vintage Selection greatly appreciated the jam-packed calendar of events proposed over the five days of the fair. In particular, the Swap Party organized by Lungarno, the monthly publication devoted to art and culture in Florence. The TAF –DENIM LAB project that offered the public a chance to work on a panel of denim, personalizing it according to their own tastes and creating a regular vintage “tapestry”. The visitors were also accompanied by DJ-sets with playlists created ad hoc for the occasion.
And last but not least, the exhibition-installation at the Leopolda - “VVV VERY VINTAGE VISION” – inspired by “V Generation”, the title-theme of Vintage Selection – also presented at the Fortezza da Basso on the occasion of Pitti Filati, was a great success as well. With the concept and art direction by Angelo Figus, VVV VERY VINTAGE VISION showcased various outfits which were supplied by the exhibitors participating in Vintage Selection.