Vol.08 Issue 06/01, 06.06.2008
Text : pitti immagine.
Pitti W_Woman Precollection : 2nd Edition
THE SPOTLIGHTS ARE FOCUSED ON JUNE AND THE NEW PITTI W_ WOMAN PRECOLLECTION
From 18-21 June, concomitantly with Pitti Immagine Uomo 74, Florence will host
the second edition of Pitti W_Woman Precollection, the Pitti Immagine project
devoted to women's fashion precollections.
"Pitti W_Woman Precollection", – says Agostino Poletto, deputy general manager of Pitti
Immagine – "is developing in harmony with its concept and image. If the first edition brought
us enormous satisfaction with over 6,500 visitors and representatives from the world's finest
department stores and boutiques, in June we hope to do even better by putting the accent on
scouting and selection. These are the elements that create a unique opportunity for launching
labels with great potential and innovative concepts for women.
The names at this edition will include: Carlo Contrada, whose prêt-à-porter is a combination of couture and a blend of contemporary suggestions and Archivio Privato Donna, where Alberto Zambelli is continuing his research between sartorial rigor and unusual shapes. Henry Beguelin will bring at Pitti W his total look with the excellence of handmade and natural leathers; while Stella Forest will provide the romantic "French touch", the Nigerian designer, Lola Faturoti, who now hails from New York, will show her elegant prints.
Romeo Gigli puts his signature to the sophisticated Rebecca Brown collection; the leather and suede items
by Thes & Thes, are so light that they seem like fabric; John De Risi will be showcasing
ergonomically styled clothes with leather appliqués, while Nathu, protagonists, of the first
Italian Biocouture project, will feature totally biologic clothing.
This edition of Pitti W_Woman Precollection will also showcase special projects such as the
one by Carmina Campus, a new line of handbags by Ilaria Venturini Fendi that combines leather,
recycled materials (from bits of PVC to truck canvases, from ship ropes to industrial rejects,
to vintage lining fabrics) and handcrafted finishes.
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