Men’s Fashion Week opens Wednesday in Paris with co-ed shows from Paul Smith and Kenzo, plus Haider Ackermann’s Berluti debut and some interesting new names such as Icosae and Sankuanz all on the agenda.
The recently-ended menswear tradeshow in Florence recorded a 2.8% drop in visitor numbers. A declined tempered by a stable attendance of foreign buyers and a very successful edition, said Pitti Uomo organisers.
Despite myriad changes and a shorter schedule, Milan's Fashion Week ended on a positive note, even a bang, shining the spotlight on many new Italian and foreign names, and yielding the stage to a more youthful fashion.
A guest of honour at the menswear tradeshow, the New York-based Belgian designer held a runway show for the first time in Europe in Florence. The designer sent out his luxury sportswear and increased women's offering.
The Italian menswear industry is expected to end 2016 with a 0.9% revenue growth, reaching nearly €9 billion, succeeding a growth rate of 1.4% in 2015. There is cautious optimism for 2017 after a weak start.