the Pitti Uomo 84
Menswear Guest Designer
Will present his new, 2014 spring-summer collection
kolor, the Japanese brand created by designer Junichi Abe in 2004, will be the menswear guest at Pitti Uomo 84.
“Over the past few seasons”, says Lapo Cianchi, Pitti Immagine Director of Communications and Events, “kolor’s classic, distinctive fluidity and lightness had developed into a mature project and become the heart and soul of men’s collections that are more structured and look at the men’s wardrobe with intelligence, precision and a touch of humor. We are fascinated by Junichi Abe’s determination in developing his brand, and in building a solid commercial venture on the basis of a very precise personal inspiration that has little interest in chasing mainstream fashion trends”.
kolor will present his new, 2014 spring-summer collection for men on Thursday evening, 20 June with a fashion show at the Sferisterio in the Parco delle Cascine in Florence.
“I am very honored and flattered to be the Menswear Guest Designer of Pitti Uomo 84”, says Junichi Abe. “I take it as a recognition of my work and I realize, day after day, the great impact this event will have for kolor. I want to thank the Pitti organization for their enthusiasm and great support”.
What press is saying about kolor:
“KOLOR shows in Paris, but is most assuredly not «of» Paris. It exists very much in its own, self-defining world. Which makes it all the more curious that Junichi Abe manages, without falling into the slipstream, to touch on each season’s pressure points and trends.”
Matthew Schneier, Style.com
“KOLOR is about subtlety: a constant rearranging of a given set of elements into endless permutations”.
Angelo Flaccavento, Dapper Dan