Turns 30 this 12 months as an across the world-renowned platform for guys’ fashion for the past three a long time, Pitti Immagine is mounting a retrospective exhibition on the challenge conceived through style historian and art curator Olivier Saillard.
The exhibition, known as “Romanzo Breve di Moda Maschile [Brief Novel on Men’s Fashion], 1989-2019: Thirty Years of Men’s Fashion, According to Pitti Uomo,” will bow on June 11, the primary day of the exchange show, and could run via Sept. 29 on the Museum of Fashion and Costume, housed at Florence’s Palazzo Pitti. The display — prepared by the Pitti Immagine Discovery Foundation — will mark the celebrations for the fair’s 30th anniversary.
“Pitti Uomo represents for guys’ fashion what Cannes and Venice do for cinema,” stated Saillard, who turned into appointed to the function of inventive consultant via the Florence-primarily based corporation closing July, signaling an attempt to amp up its relevance inside the cultural zone.
The exhibit will include a diffusion of appears from round a hundred and fifty designers and labels which have supplied at Pitti Uomo at some point of the years such as special visitors and tasks, as well as brands that by means of displaying their collections at the alternate display have represented turning points for the honest on the grounds that 1989.
The list already consists of designs from Haider Ackermann, JW Anderson, Giorgio Armani, Neil Barrett, Hugo Boss, Thom Browne, Brooks Brothers, Roberto Cavalli, Brunello Cucinelli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Craig Green, Martin Margiela, Antonio Marras, Missoni, Moschino, Rick Owen, Jil Sander, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto and Ermenegildo Zegna, amongst other labels.
“A lot of men, but also girls, who have formed men’s style as an innovative situation stopped via Florence,” Saillard referred to. “Against exclusive sets, conventional or bold, together with the town of Florence and its prestigious locations, creators were capable of conceiving the craziest indicates to serve their collections.”
As a part of the venture, Marsilio Editore will post a catalog of the exhibition featuring photos by way of Astra Marina Cabras and written contributions via style reporters Suzy Menkes, Frédéric Martin-Bernard and Angelo Flaccavento, amongst others.
Following the temporary show off, a variety of clothes donated by style houses will contribute to the set up of the Pitti Immagine Discovery Foundation’s permanent series of fellows put on portions. The institution has already pledged to donate them to the city’s Museum of Fashion and Costume.
Saillard, who served as director of Palais Galliera Muséè de la Mode de Los Angeles Ville de Paris from 2010 to January 2018 and is also artistic director of footwear label J.M. Weston, has previously advanced numerous projects in collaboration with Pitti Immagine, such as the “Dressing Like a Man” exhibition in 2011 and the “The Ephemeral Museum of Fashion,” a poetic display hosted in 2017 at the Costume Gallery of Palazzo Pitti, combining ancient costumes, antique designer gowns and modern-day fashion creations.