Featuring highlights from the Tim Coppens guest show to veteran designer Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall/Winter 2017 presentation, Pitti Uomo continues to be one of the world’s most important platforms for men’s clothing and accessory collections. Designers, along with fashion reporters, gather at the biannual menswear trade show held in Florence to launch new collections or projects and to flaunt their best street style. The shift from traditional menswear to more eclectic offerings was most evident this season. Here is a roundup of some of the collections:
After a successful collaboration with Gigi Hadid and his See Now, Buy Now showing at New York Fashion Week, veteran American designer Tommy Hilfiger hosted an exclusive presentation during Pitti Uomo to showcase the Fall 2017 Hilfiger Edition collection on January 10th, 2017.
“I am very proud to be presenting my menswear collections at Pitti Immagine Uomo,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Since I first launched my brand in 1985, menswear has been a key part of the Tommy Hilfiger brand. Men’s fashion is really having a moment right now, and it’s great to be here at Pitti — one of the greatest platforms in the world for menswear designers — to celebrate the growth and achievements of the men’s fashion world.”
Hilfiger Edition pays homage to Tommy Hilfiger’s storied menswear heritage, with time-honoured classics reimagined for today. The designer also showcased looks from Tommy Hilfiger Tailored and the Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collections all under one roof.
Tim Coppens showed his namesake label’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection at Pitti Uomo. The American designer displayed both men’s and women’s looks on the runway. These included everything from plaid and functional sportswear to a sneak peak at his sneakers for the Under Armour UAS line, of which he is executive creative director.
The game of fashion musical chairs last year included designer Alessandro Sartori back at the helm of the Italian luxury giant Ermenegildo Zegna Group as Artistic Director. For his Z Zegna F/W ’17 presentation at Pitti, the designer looked to the ski-slopes for inspiration. The collection included skiwear, shearling jackets, and other sportswear staples.
Ordinary People, launched in 2011, is designed by Korean designer Jang Hyeong-Cheol, who brought his label to Pitti Uomo and took part of the Concept Korea event. We recently featured The Best Of Seoul Fashion Week ss 17 and it helped to introduce us to the many talented designers Korea has to offer. Jang Hyeong-Cheol has now been added to the list.
This collection featured many coats that I am now coveting and have begun saving for. Jang Hyeong-Cheol showcased a layering of edgy and luxury pieces that were done to perfection for Fall/Winter 2017. There was nothing ordinary about this collection.
Another brand designed by an American that generated a lot of buzz during Pitti is Ohio native Edward Buchanan’s knitwear brand, Sansovino 6. For his runway show, which featured our friend and first issue cover model Stacey McKenzie, the designer served up the many possibilities of knitwear.