An exhibition at Pitti Uomo 96 explores the history of men’s fashion

ince the mid 1990s the curator Olivier Saillard has applied an incisive, dynamic attitude to the way fashion is presented to the public. Ahead of Pitti Uomo’s 30th anniversary, he explores the tradeshow’s role in shaping ideas of masculinity. ‘Romanzo Breve Di Moda Maschile – A Short Novel on Men’s Fashion’, at Palazzo Pitti Museo della Moda e del Costume, is a tribute to Marco Rivetti, president of Pitti Immagine from 1987 to 1995. It was Rivetti who first understood the need to combine fashion and the cultural heritage of Florence. Pitti has continued…

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Dash of Punk Opens Men’s Fashion Week in New York

Punk has always been good for fashion. Ever since the long-ago days of the Sex Pistols and SEX, the London boutique where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood formalized a style to go with the music, punk has been a trusty ploy for designers looking to strike a subversive posture while also providing a fairly impressive soundtrack for anyone who gave a damn that the movement was about something more than a look. So there was something bracing, if not altogether surprising, about the latest iteration of New York Fashion Week:…

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Stella McCartney inspired by Dad for debut men’s fashion line

Fashion designer Stella McCartney drew inspiration from her Beatle father Paul when creating her first menswear collection, unveiling both relaxed and tailored looks for the male wardrobe. The British designer showcased the line on Thursday alongside her women’s spring 2017 resort collection at a star-studded event at London’s Abbey Road music studios, where the Beatles recorded hits in the 1960s. In one of the studio’s large rooms, male models wearing striped pyjama-like shirt and shorts or drawstring trousers combinations as well as black or blue suits lounged about in makeshift…

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