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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

'FANATIC FEELINGS': The upcoming exhibition at Pitti Uomo 94

During Pitti Uomo 94, a new project from Fondazione Pitti Discovery will be unveiled:  FANATIC FEELINGS - Fashion Plays Football, an exhibition curated by Markus Ebner, founder of German fashion magazines Achtung Mode and Sepp Football Fashion and contemporary art critic Francesco Bonami. 
Through a broad multimedia presentation, FANATIC FEELINGS will highlight the pioneering impact football has had on the world of men’s fashion igniting the fusion of tailoring and sportswear.
There will also be new exclusively commissioned photography and design projects. The exhibition will also trace the lives of soccer icons and fashion enthusiasts such as George Best, Eric Cantona or Gigi Meroni, who helped launch the close ties between football and costume. A special Street Style section featuring soccer stars will also be included.
Pitti Uomo runs from June 12 to 15 in Florence, but the exhibition will remain open to the public until July 22, 2018.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Buddha-Bar XX by Ravin & Sam Popat

The annual delivery from the Buddha-Bar franchise hitting 20 volumes this year, with a new episode of sounds right after their 2017’s Volume (Montecarlo) which already presented a new front cover design and concept which apparently did not appeal to many fans around the world.
Historic resident DJ’s from Buddha-Bar Paris: Ravin & Sam Popat are in charge of this new instalment following their traditional exploration of world sounds: Ravin taking care of the chillout section while Sam Pompat handles the mix of electro and traditional instruments dance floor mood.
After 20 volumes, should Buddha-Bar compilations have anything else to offer?
We are about to find out.
Buddha Bar XX 'Love is Love' is out on June 1, 2018 in both physical and digital formats.(Release dates and stocks in countries outside Europe may vary.)


CD1 - by Ravin
1. Danit - Naturaleza (Mose Edit)
2. Tim Schaufert - Falling
3. Steen Thottrup feat. Lunamila - Something to Say 
4. Lenkkodek - Raise a Cup of Kindness (Weightless Dub Mix)
5. Florzinho feat. Amroota Natu - We Are One Florzinho
6. Sigh - Geisha Blues
7. Coldcut / On-U Sound feat. Hamsika Iyer - Kajra Mohobbat Wala
8. Discoshaman / Lemurian feat. Alvaro Suarez - All We Want Is to Smile
9. Oliver Koletzki - A Trbie Called Kotori
10. Cairo Steps - Desert Road (Wahba's Moonlight Remix)
11. Christian Löffler - Mare (Robot Koch Remix)
12. Al-Pha X - Dreaming 
13. Rasi Z - Cheshmhaye To
14. Rodriguez Jr. feat. Liset Alea - Waste Tomorrow
15. Tebra - Suton 
16. Lena Kaufman - Crazy Day (Thor Krasnyi Morning Rain)

CD2 - by Sam Popat
1. Tebra - Istok
2. Rasi Z - Zamin
3. Valeron - Oasis (Ali Farahani Remix)
4. Fulltone - Samai (Armen Miran Remix)
5. Zone+ / Bachir Salloum - Odin
6. Jaaneman - Dadouk
7. Elfenberg - Gilgamesh (Timboletti Remix)
8. Andre Rizo - Horizont
9. The Soul Brothers - Jabir
10. Timujin - Yamar
11. Sam Popat/ Alex Scheffer - Circle Spin
12. Alexander Ben - Bedouin (Rework)
13. Kamilo Sanclemente - Azure
14. Moonwalk - Fatima
15. Anii - Cyganka

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Roberto Cavalli by Paul Surridge is Special Guest at Pitti Uomo 94

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018.

Roberto Cavalli will be back in Florence with the first men’s collection designed by Paul Surridge, the new creative director for all of the company’s lines.
The Roberto Cavalli brand was born in Florence and will stage a catwalk show at the 94th edition of Pitti Uomo which runs from June 12 to 15, 2018.

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pitti Uomo 94 Menswear Guest Designer: Craig Green

International Fashion Tradeshow Pitti Uomo has revealed the Menswear Guest Designer for its 94th edition:
London- born and based Craig Green, who will present his Spring/Summer 2019 Collection with an exclusive fashion show in Florence this summer!

“Craig Green’s collections reveal many of the critical success factors for those who make fashion today”, says Lapo Cianchi, Pitti Immagine’s Director of Communications & Events, “and specifically his ability to innovate menswear “codes” – even radically, without losing track of the contemporary market’s dynamics. We have been monitoring the development of his style that mixes workwear influences and futuristic shapes, sculptural silhouettes and function. We are thrilled to have Craig Green at Pitti Uomo so that he can show us all the modern elegance of his vision in a spectacular event.”

Green’s accolades include British Menswear Designer at the Fashion Awards 2016 & 2017, the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund prize 2016 and Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards 2014.

Pitti Uomo 94 runs from June 12 to 15, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Male Model Music Project's Backstage Inspection Series: Pitti Uomo 93

Photos by Ivan Guerrero
Beyond Closet presented its Fall/winter 2018 Collection entitled “Beautiful B People” as a part of the Concept Korea project of Pitti Uomo, featuring interesting and upcoming brands from Korea of course!

As every season, the layout of the official venue of the tradeshow, Fortezza da Basso changes decoration. This season, it was the turn of “Pitti Live Movie” presenting cinema-inspired installations, imagery and billboards. All intended to go with the theme of  movies!

More from Beyond Closet's Backstage at the Concept Korea initiative of Pitti Uomo!

Bmuet(te) was also another brand selected for the Concept Korea project. They shared the catwalk with Beyond Closet.
The guest nation of this edition  was Finland, featuring a selection of eight Finnish brands and designers who showed their collections in the special area of the Spazio Carra / Main Pavillion - Lower Level of Fortezza da Basso.

M1992 was another special project of Pitti Uomo 93, which premiered the new collection of designer and DJ Dorian Stefano Tarantini with a very cool mix of American Style, Yuppy Cowboy-inspired pieces and handmade silver buckles produced by EL CHARRO.

The Istanbul-based contemporary streetwear brand Les Benjamins presented its new Men’s Fall/Winter 2018-19 with a special  event-performance at Teatro Nicolini.
Luca Magliano with his label Magliano was the Pitti Italics selected name of Pitti Uomo 93. He presented his Fall/Winter 2018 Collection entitled “ The Wardrobe of the Man in Love” starring unconscious and challenging elegance with a passion of extra-ordinary sizes and looks.
The International Woolmark Prize, one of the most prestigious wards aimed at supporting upcoming talent, returned to Pitti Uomo to announce the winner of the menswear and womenswear categories. 12 finalists from around the world presented innovative collections displaying the potential of Australian merino wool.
Undercover by Jun Takahashi and TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist presented their menswear collections for Fall/Winter 2018-19 as Guest Designers of Pitti Uomo 93. For the first time these visionary Japanese designers staged two back-to-back shows that served as an expression not only of their friendship, but also of the mutual respect for another’s work.