Even the men’s fashion show in Florence is forced to change its dates due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 98th edition of Pitti Uomo is confirmed, however it will not take place from 16 to 19 June as planned, but has been postponed to 2-4 September (on three instead of the four standard days), to be held as always at Fortezza da Basso.
Postponed also Pitti Bimbo, the exhibition dedicated to children’s fashion, rescheduled on 9-10 September (on two days). «In recent weeks we have obviously been in continuous and close contact with Italian and foreign manufacturing companies – says Claudio Marenzi, president of Pitti Immagine, in the press release announcing the new calendar of events – and with other actors operating in the three textile-clothing sectors, including organisations such as Confindustria Moda and Camera della Moda Italiana. There was a strong demand to keep leading appointments such as the Pitti salons at all costs, which will be the first essential tools to be activated, to gradually restart the entire commercial process in the fashion sector».
For Italian fashion, the September calendar could represent a sign of rebirth and recovery of the whole system, given the reprogramming, other than of all the Pitti fairs, of the men’s and women’s fashion shows at the same time, of White and Milano Unica. As far as the leather footwear sector is concerned, the footwear (Micam) and leather goods (Mipel) exhibitions are confirmed from 20 to 23 September, while Lineapelle is scheduled for September 23 to 25.
In this revolutionary scenario of the trade fair calendar, the next edition Pitti Filati 87 in early July remains momentarily confirmed.