The Men’s fashion fair in Florence just ended with a half-hearted season. Lower attendance, an offer that lacked novelty, the obvious absence of brands that have been present for many years … But Pitti Uomo 97 did chose the “United Nations of the World” flag as its theme, a sign of openness and international commitment represented by the presence of Scandinavian and Chinese brands that were grouped together in communal areas.
A report of our Men’s Fashion teams on the key points, favorite items and four days of images that will define menswear silhouettes for 2020.
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Outdoor should continue this season. More than just a trend, as treated for our Reboot theme in the Men’s FW 20-21 trend book, this wardrobe uses multiple references: techwear, urban trekking, authentic … and is conceived to adapt to all climate conditions. Parkas, down jackets with puffy quilting, plaid flannel shirts, oxfords with protective crepe soles … all reinforce clothing’s utilitarian aspect in the urbanized universe for outdoor fans … Even the nautical mood like the classic sailor top, is developed in a Docker’s version of workwear…
Vintage is the new modern
We sense a desire to return to a Vintage spirit with the right touch of heritage, craftsmanship and old-style elegance worn with a youthful nonchalance. This new equation of styles, that we treated in the No Age, No Tag theme of our men’s casual FW 20-21 trend book, plunges us into a 40’s retro spirit with shorter, pegged, pleated pants, 70’s geometric patterns and signals the return of British jacquard knits in Fair-Isle versions…
Environmental concerns have fairly discreet, yet surely-anchored, sustainable developments in the new vocabulary of brands. For the first time, Pitti even dedicated a section to “eco-fashion” since, as we show in our recommendations, the priority is on sustainability, recycling materials and sourcing for production, retail and communication … all to find a balance between originality, wearability and profitability. Whether it concerns one-off propositions or true brand concepts, consumers’ demand for who to dress must be accompanied by a growing responsible consciousness. And this trend is here to stay.