Pitti Uomo Streetstyle. Photo: Tommy Ton
The biggest talking point of the last round of men's shows was the scheduling clashes between upstart fashion week London Collections: Men, and Pitti Uomo, the decades-old menswear tradeshow held in Florence in January and June. Pitti Uomo traditionally kicked off the men's show season, with editors and buyers arriving in Florence then travelling onto Milan and then Paris. But in January of this year, the British Fashion Council made the tough decision to hold the three-day-long London Collections: Men showcase one day before Pitti Uomo began, thus forcing a date clash which culminated in the Pitti organizers chartering a private plane to fly guests from London to Florence after the Burberry show had walked on the final day of LC: M. Nobody was pleased. At the time, much was made of the need for cooperation between the international shows, but a press release sent out this morning would suggest that communications between the camps have broken down.