Descending onto the streets of Florence, Pitti Uomo is a biannual event that provides a creative platform for men’s labels and niche brands to showcase their latest threads. With the impact of streetwear on the global fashion industry, the mecca for tailoring has transformed into a hub to source and launch new urban labels.
Expanding the desire for niche labels, the new and unseen made its way to the exhibition with a sneak peak of the trends set to takeover the Fall/Winter 2019 season, while street style was provided its own spotlight.
ICON’s Street Editor Roberto Malizia was at the forefront to deliver his own style and scout out what to look for when the new season hits.
street style looks
Like all fashion weeks, street style dominates the exterior of every event with fashion enthusiasts and photographers all waiting for the perfect shot. With maturity, my own style and vision has shifted and with it, a refined twist between classic tailoring and more relaxed silhouettes.
TRENDS: mODERN-DAY TAILORING
Gabriele Pasini and his interpretation of tailoring has no equals. A modern and edgy twist to yet super classy tailoring.
trends: attention to detail
Au197SmOfficial incorporated metals into its clothes for highly-detailed and quality pieces, while AVisionOf at only three months old made its debut with intricate patterns.
trends: eye-catching colour
Bold colour is making a comeback and using the trend to reinvent its image is K-Way, incorporating metallic colours and bold designs for the upcoming collection. Similarly, Kappa – a regular in the streetwear scene – is trying its hands at soft neon hues. and thanks to some cool collaborations and partnerships over the last 12 months, they’ve come in strong for FW/19.
TRENDS: TECHNICALLY SPEAKING
The last trend to dominate the event was the second capsule via Nick Wooster and Paul & Shark, a collaboration that has once again produced technical designs but in muted hues tough enough for the slopes and the street.