Marco De Vincenzo might be headed to Florence as a guest at Pitti Uomo in January, according to sources. A spokesman for Pitti Immagine, which stages international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo, as well as Pitti Filati and Pitti Bimbo, said talks are being held with the young Italian designer. The spokesman, however, highlighted that Pitti is in contact with other brands as well, such as Vetements, for example, which has also emerged as a possible guest, and that no decision has been made yet.
De Vincenzo’s bold colors, labor-intensive clothes, rich fabrics and sophisticated embellishments have made the designer a hot ticket in Milan. In February last year, De Vincenzo inked a partnership with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to develop his ready-to-wear label. The designer, a former winner of the Vogue Italia “Who Is on Next?” talent search, is based in Rome, and continues to work on accessories collections as a consultant for Fendi.
As reported, Balenciaga has tapped the founder and ringleader of Paris fashion label Vetements, Demna Gvasalia, to succeed Alexander Wang.