Pitti Uomo is betting on international designers for its June edition, which will take place in Florence June 14 to 17.
Gosha Rubchinskiy, founder of his namesake label that is produced and distributed by Comme des Garçons, will be the men’s wear guest designer at the trade show. Rubchinskiy will debut his spring 2017 collection with a presentation, during which he will also unveil a special photo project. While the designer didn’t give many details, he recently told WWD that the spring collection would mark a change in direction for his brand.
Fausto Puglisi will make its men’s wear debut showing a capsule collection to be presented with the label’s women’s resort 2017 lineup, while Japanese brand Visvim, which usually presents its collections in New York, will host a performance to showcase the new men’s wear line designed by founder and creative Hiroki Nakamura.
In addition, Lucio Vanotti, who made its runway debut last January at Giorgio Armani’s theater in Milan, will present his new men’s collection in Florence. The format of the event is still to be determined.
Pitti Immagine, which organizes the trade show, will confirm dates, times and locations of the events in the following weeks.