Pitti Uomo has just happened again, for the 94th time to be precise. It’s the fashion trade fair that blows up social media and the city of Florence for about a week. Most of us look on in awe as some of the wold sharpest dressed descend on Fortezza da Basso to do business and talk style.
Pitti trends are certainly not for the faint-hearted, but you need to remember that the peacocks are all there to be photographed and showcase emerging designers and trends. I absolutely love what some of the guys are wearing this year, but if I could take two trends away from this, that I believe will translate well to Australia, I’d say look at silhouette and colour.
Forget the bold statements, the contrasting patterns and the peacockish accessorising and look more at how the garments are being worn. This season silhouettes are becoming a little more relaxed, still nicely tailored but not as tight as it has been in past years, particularly the trousers. This is mainly because linen and mohair is being used in a big way, and these fabrics need a bit more ease around the body.
As for the colours, we are seeing lots of soft natural tones and pastels. Colours like rose quartz, sand, and sage green will be popping in retails stores all over the country come summer time. And that safari suit, better get used to that, as we’re going to be seeing a lot more of it soon. Here are some of my favourite outfits of the fair – I hope you are just as inspired as I am right now.