Jil Sander to Show as Special Guest at Upcoming Pitti Uomo – WWD

MILAN — Jil Sander will present its fall 2020 males’s put on assortment in Florence as particular visitor of the upcoming Pitti Uomo, operating Jan. 7 to 10.

The trend home’s artistic administrators Lucie and Luke Meier will subsequently decamp from Paris Fashion Week for a season to current their newest males’s put on effort within the Italian metropolis. The date and site of the present weren’t confirmed at press time.

“For us, showing in Florence is both an honor and a completion,” the designers stated in a press release. “We first met in Florence, and never imagined that we would be back here together showing at Pitti Uomo. This opportunity is a truly special one, and we look forward to contributing to the legacy of this city and Pitti Uomo.”

“We have been following with great interest the work of Lucie and Luke Meier at Jil Sander,” stated Lapo Cianchi, the commerce present organizer Pitti Immagine’s director of communications and occasions. “A very precise vision of fashion, where there is clearly a constant search for equilibrium between the respect for minimalist codes — which made the history of the brand — and the desire to incite emotion, combined with great attention to details. When they talk about their collections, it is as if they were describing a character, a complex and multifaceted individual. The desire to create clothes that last over time is an approach that we find to be absolutely fresh and contemporary, to which the special event in Florence should be able to give a further contribution in terms of freedom of expression.”

Lucie and Luke Meier’s inaugural males’s runway present for the model was staged within the Parisian Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild venue final January. Previously, the couple, who took on the artistic helm at Jil Sander in April 2017, experimented with the student format in Milan and males’s displays within the City of Light.

Overall, this can mark a return to Florence for the Jil Sander model, which was particular visitor at Pitti Uomo in June 2010 below the artistic course of Raf Simons.

It is known that is simply the primary announcement Pitti Uomo organizers will make to construct up the hype across the 97th version of the worldwide commerce present.

Over the previous 12 months, the occasion has considerably stepped up its sport, enriching its schedule with visitor designers and particular tasks, typically eroding huge names from the Milan Fashion Week calendar.

In June, Salvatore Ferragamo and MSGM migrated to Florence to current their collections, whereas Marco De Vincenzo and Sperling Ruby each opted for town to debut their males’s put on and trend traces, respectively. In addition, Givenchy’s inventive director Clare Waight Keller staged her first stand-alone males’s present within the luxuriant gardens of Tuscan Villa Palmieri as the French trend home was the particular visitor of the occasion.

Former visitor manufacturers and designers displaying in Florence included Y/Project’s artistic director Glenn Martens, Roberto Cavalli and Craig Green, amongst others.


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