The retail industry continues to be a game of many halves.
Pitti Uomo spring 19: Drapers' pick of the brands Subscription
See Drapers’ pick of the brands and launches to know from the spring 19 edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo.
Menswear trade show Pitti Uomo gets the spring 19 buying season off to a positive start
Off the Record: Dancing away in Pitti, Matchesfashion meets Moncler and McCartney's stellar performanceSubscription
Find out what’s been happening on fashion’s social scene this week.
Menswear buyers upbeat ahead of trade show season Subscription
Menswear brands and buyers are feeling upbeat about the spring 19 season, and independents are keeping their budgets in line with last year, despite tough market conditions on the high street.
Drapers highlights some of the standout brands and collection from the buzzy autumn 18 edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence.
Off the Record: Party time at Pitti UomoSubscription
Team Drapers reports from the social scene at menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence.
Comment: Pitti autumn 18 packs a punch Subscription
The new buying season kicked off with the first international trade show Pitti Uomo last week (9-12 January), as menswear buyers from across the globe flocked to Florence to see the latest collections.
It’s hard to believe this is my penultimate editor’s comment of the year and the Christmas break is nearly upon us.
Christopher Raeburn's team talk from Pitti UomoSubscription
In Florence for the Pitti launch of his collaboration with outerwear brand Save the Duck, Raeburn spoke to Drapers about plastic bottles, Pitti and embracing opportunity.
Q&A: Sir Paul Smith's PS from Pitti UomoSubscription
Legendary British designer Sir Paul Smith paid a flying visit to Pitti Uomo in Florence last week for the launch of the new PS Paul Smith range. Now back at the helm as creative director, Smith spoke to Drapers about his octopus-inspired collection.
Drapers higlights some of the brands from Pitti Uomo Spring 18 that impressed our reporters.
Drapers asks the show goers at the spring 18 edition of Pitti Uomo how they saw the future of the UK market.
Pitti Uomo spring 18: everything you need to know Subscription
The Tuscan sun shone down on Pitti Uomo, which kicked off the international trade show season for spring 18. Running on 13-16 June at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, there was a sunny atmosphere and positive fizz from buyers and brands alike at a show where orders were written and big brands made an impact.
There was a slightly slower start to day two at Florence menswear trade show Pitti Uomo, perhaps thanks to the Tuesday evening crowds at the city’s famous Gilli bar. But once the Aperol fuzz cleared, the buyers returned in force, giving the show its characteristic buzz.
Blooming Pitti Uomo brings buyers out in force Subscription
The Florentine sun beat down on crowds of buyers, bold stands and even bolder dressers as Pitti Immagine Uomo kicked off the spring 18 international trade show season on a first day brimming with positivity from brands and buyers alike.
French footwear designer Christian Louboutin will host a special event during the 92nd edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in June.
JW Anderson to show at Pitti in JuneSubscription
JW Anderson will showcase his spring 18 men’s collection at Florentine trade show Pitti Uomo in June, as a special guest of the organisers.
This year’s trade show season kicked off in Florence at the buzzing menswear show Pitti Uomo. Drapers brings you the standout brands and views from the floor
Drapers brings you the best product from the autumn 17 edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Florence.
Retail prices are expected to increase this year after the steep fall in the pound since the Brexit vote. Drapers discusses the issue for the autumn 17 season at Pitti Uomo in Florence
The party atmosphere faded with the sunshine on the third day of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in a grey Florence.
Buzz continues on second day of Pitti UomoSubscription
Day two of Pitti Uomo got off to a busier start than the first and cemented the Florence event as the most significant menswear trade show in Europe.
Pitti Uomo warms crowds in freezing FlorenceSubscription
The 91st edition of menswear trade show Pitti Uomo kicked off in Florence today, attracting a hot fashion crowd despite the frigid weather. The peacocks were out in force in the central square, with the dedicated dandies rubbing shoulders with sleek-suited Japanese, elegant Scandinavians and off-the-wall extroverts.
UK menswear agents are feeling positive ahead of the first trade shows of the autumn 17 season, despite concerns over Brexit and pricing.
Tradeshows including Panorama, Pitti Uomo and Scoop have revealed plans to introduce new concepts as they look to woo exhibitors and attendees next season.
Drapers brings you the most notable collections from the European menswear trade show.
Pitti Uomo spring 17: mood of the showSubscription
Positivity reined at the spring 17 edition of Florentine trade show Pitti Uomo, with buyers from Japan, the US and Italy making up the bulk of the crowd. Drapers spoke to brands and buyers to get their verdict.
Menswear tradeshow Pitti Uomo returned with a spring (17) in its step last month as buyers, bloggers and influencers all flocked to the seasonal event at Florence’s Fortezza da Basso.
Pitti Uomo spring 17: are seasons still relevant? Subscription
With the increasingly unpredictable weather and the rise of in season stock, Drapers asked exhibitors and buyers at Pitti Uomo’s spring 17 edition if the seasons are still relevant.
Party atmosphere continues on day three at PittiSubscription
The party continued as the sun shone on the third day of Pitti Uomo (Thursday June 16), despite mixed reviews on footfall from some brands.
Pitti packs a punch on second daySubscription
The temperature was rising on the second day of the spring 17 edition of Pitti Uomo (Wednesday June 15) at Fortezza da Basso, Florence, and so it seems were the number of buyers with packed aisles of people jostling to get to where they needed to be.
Busy start to Pitti Uomo spring 17 Subscription
Pitti Uomo’s spring 17 show got off to a damp but busy start in Florence on Tuesday (June 14), with buyers from the UK, Ireland, Japan and the US in attendance.
Are trade shows still relevant? Pitti respondsSubscription
Following news that some UK retailers are drifting away from trade shows and concentrating on building up relationships with brands directly, we ask exhibitors and buyers at the autumn 16 edition of menswear event Pitti Uomo in Florence if they think the format is still relevant. Read the full report from Pitti here
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.
Video: Raffaello Napoleone, Pitti Uomo chief executiveVideoSubscription
Drapers talks to Pitti Immagine chief executive Raffaello Napoleone about the success of the 88th edition of Pitti Uomo, including an 8% increase in the overall number of buyers travelling to Florence, increased international participation and the choice of Moschino as menswear guest designer for the spring 16 season.
On Tuesday I was lucky enough to say a quick hello to one of my heroes, Italian innovator Nino Cerruti.
Image gallery: Pitti Uomo Spring 16Subscription
Take our visual tour of the 88th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo (June 16 -19). More than 1,200 brands and in excess of 30,000 visitors have made the trip to Florence’s Fortezza da Basso for the spring 16 trade show.
US and Far East buyers drive footfall at Pitti Uomo Subscription
On the third day of Pitti Immagine Uomo UK brands have been enjoying the benefits of a strong turnout by North American and Far Eastern buyers, while British heritage and provenance continue to appeal to global buyers from high-end independents and department stores.
Footfall picks up at Pitti Uomo after slow startSubscription
Footfall picked up on the second day of Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence, as UK and Irish buyers arrived alongside significant numbers from Europe, Japan, South Korea, the US and South Africa.
Video: CP Company's 40th anniversary party at Pitti UomoVideoSubscription
Drapers editorial director Eric Musgrave takes a look at CP Company’s collections from the last four decades as the menswear brand celebrates its 40th anniversary at Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence.