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A celebrative stamp and the exhibition “The Fashion Mailbox” at the Fortezza da Basso
Pitti Immagine will be thirty years old in 2019. In fact, back in January 1989 it was actually Pitti Immagine Uomo that inaugurated the group’s new name and all the other fairs followed on its heels. To celebrate this anniversary a stamp dedicated to Pitti Immagine will be issued – created by Italo Lupi, one of the best known and most highly esteemed Italian designers in the world – and an exhibition, The Fashion Mail Box, about the relationships between the world of fashion and that of stamps to be staged in the Pitti Uomo Press Room at the Fortezza: around 80 stamps particularly beautiful and in some cases very rare, linked to fashion from all over the world. The issue of the Pitti Immagine stamp by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development was realized thanks to the Istituto Poligrafico, Zecca dello Stato and Poste Italiane, and the official presentation will take place on Tuesday 8 January, during the official inauguration of Pitti Uomo (Palazzo Vecchio - 10.30 a.m.) and at the same time in the Fortezza da Basso (Entrance Hall).
Y/PROJECT MENSWEAR GUEST DESIGNER
Belgian designer Glenn Martens, the creative director of Y/PROJECT, will present the new menswear collection Y/PROJECT 2019/2020 in Florence with a special event on Wednesday 9 January 2019 (6.00pm) in the beautiful venue of the 14th-century Large Cloister of the Santa Maria Novella Complex. Last year’s winner of the prestigious Andam Fashion Award, Y/PROJECT is considered to be one of the most original voices on the contemporary fashion scene.
ALDO MARIA CAMILLO PITTI ITALICS SPECIAL EVENT
Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery has invited Aldo Maria Camillo to present the absolute debut of the brand that bears his name: ALDOMARIACAMILLO. Following a professional journey filled with prestigious collaborations, the Italian designer will present, with a special event – Thursday 10 January at 5pm / Spazio Alcatraz – Stazione Leopolda - his first collection conceived as an ideal wardrobe for the modern man.
ROLF EKROTH LAUNCH & TERINIT RE-LAUNCH AT PITTI UOMO
On Tuesday 8 January at 9.00pm, the beautiful venue of Palazzo Pucci will host a "Finnish style" party celebrating the Rolf Ekroth’s talent and the re-launch of TERINIT, the old Finnish sporting heritage label established in 1949. On stage the new collection by Rolf Ekroth, the Aalto University graduate who is considered one of the most promising young Finnish designers, and the re-launch of TERINIT with the first collection designed by Rolf Ekroth, drawing inspiration from the two biggest winter sports in Finland in the 80's: ice hockey and ski jumping.
MAKE, THE NEW MAKERS:
THE PRECIOUS BOX, a secret to be discovered is the new concept of the Make’s layout
The exclusive character of MAKE is confirmed, the project that promotes the new generation of craftspeople from around the world. Staged with a sophisticated concept, a selection of collections and special objects in which the savoir-faire of the manufacture is accompanied by a contemporary allure. In the Sala del Rondino, a THE PRECIOUS BOX dedicated to the magic of navigation will recreate art gallery atmospheres based on a project by designer Angelo Figus and a layout by Alessandro Moradei.
Brands at this edition: AÏZEA, BOURRIENNE PARIS X, CAPPELLIFICIO BIELLESE, CASABLANCA 1942, CHAPAL, CHRISTOPHE FENWICK PARIS, COMME LES LOUPS, CULTERO, GENIUSBOWTIE, GUANABANA HANDMADE, HIROMI ASAI, LE FEUILLET, MARCUS DE, NOSAKHARI, SIMPSON-LONDON, STEFANO CAU, TWISK.