The Union Edit brings you our favourite picks from Pitti Uomo
A recap of the most exciting week in the fashion diary,
From Gucci’s first menswear show in three years to Brioni celebrating 75years of luxury tailoring at Pitti to Jerad Letot’s flamboyance, bold colours and exuberant heels, the Italian fashion scene failed to disappoint over the past few weeks, maintaining the fashion standard set across European Fashion Week Events.
Following Pitti Uomo in Florence, where the street style was led by heritage silhouettes, hints of sportswear and rodeo fashion, the autumn winter edition of Milano Moda Uomo soon followed suit, with the shows proclaiming the trends to watch in 2020. Outfits inspired by craftsmanship and tailoring showcased modish overcoats and relaxed fits within blazers and trousers, often slouchy and oversized. Prints ranged from muted checks to bold leopard camouflage and textural dyes.
Here’s some of our highlights from the events:
Stefano Gaudioso Tramonte took a step in the right direction, championing Corneliani’s sustainable practises through four looks produced using certified organic materials reducing environmental impact. The fine wood-cashmere blend was made with no chemical dyes and recycled eco-cashmere and all four looks were cemented in the signature Corneliani sartorial style.
Canali brought us three brand new sub collections; Back, Exclusive and Core. Channeling the 1920s era, their show took place within a 14th century palazzo or as it is today the floor of an odeon movie cinema with the music of Amy Winehouse filling the room from the gallery above. Each collection, made for the suit-loving man, was accompanied by a short fashion film capturing Canali’s ethos. The collection was just as elegant as its surroundings featuring a pared-back pale cashmere cape, a steel silk bomber edged in cashmere and a gorgeous cream shearling overcoat.
Following from 6 seasons presenting Z Zegna collections at the acclaimed Pitti Uomo, Alessandro Sartori embraced a fresh take this season with his return to Milan Fashion Week and his style of design reflected this. Moving from their prior high tech style to a much lighter and warm collection they embraced a new sense of fun. Soft fabrics such as velvets where juxtaposed with military inspired trousers to guarantee a chic look. Seventies feel, enhanced by the rusty tones colour palette and neutrals channeled a sense of urban Luxe.