Above, Drapers outlines the highlights from the autumn 16 edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence. Below, buyers and exhibitors give their views on the event.
Pitti attracts record numbersSubscription
More than 25,000 buyers attended the autumn 16 edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence last week, up 4% on the year before.
Drapers Talks: Brands and buyers pleased at busy PittiVideoSubscription
Drapers’ news editor Kirsty McGregor and online content editor James Knowles present the latest edition of Drapers Talks from the autumn 16 edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence.
Menswear industry buoyant despite tough marketSubscription
There was a mood of cautious optimism in the menswear industry this week, with many pointing to quality, pricing and customer loyalty as key to weathering a “tough” market.
Numbers swell on day two of PittiSubscription
Buyers and other visitors streamed into the Fortezza da Basso in Florence for day two of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo on Wednesday (January 13).
Positive start to Pitti despite travel chaosSubscription
The 89th edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence got off to a busy start on Tuesday, despite flight delays caused by adverse weather conditions at the Italian city’s airport.
Indies drift away from trade showsSubscription
A growing number of independent fashion retailers across the UK are taking a more direct approach to buying rather than attending trade shows in a bid to keep down costs.
Security to be stepped up at Pitti UomoSubscription
Security at menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence is to be heightened, with spot checks and police presence.
Spring 16 menswear trends at Pitti UomoSubscription
While there were no new trend directions, plenty of commercial options gave menswear buyers reason to be confident at the 88th edition of the Florence fair
Buyers up 8% at Pitti UomoSubscription
The number of buyers visiting the 88th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence (June 16-19) has been up 7-8% this season compared to June 2014, according to early figures released by the organisers.