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If you wish to learn more about the Italian Jewish community, then this summer do not miss the exhibition The Colours of Judaism in Italy. Precious Textiles, from the Temple of Jerusalem to Ready-to-Wear Fashion, taking place at the Uffizi Gallery from 27th June to 27th October 2019. Curated by Dora Liscia Bemporad and Olga Melasecchi, this exhibition gathers 140 works including tapestries, laces, fabrics and various ornaments used in daily life and for religious use inside the Aula Magliabechiana. This exhibition takes us from the ancient world right up to the fashions of the 20th century and to modern textile manufacturing, addressing key themes such as the role of writing as a decorative motif, the use of textiles in synagogues, embroidery as a secret labour, and the role of women. What emerges is a Judaism which cares for tradition, but which also proves to be joyous, colourful, and rich in hidden meanings and symbols. Continue reading Precious Emotions of Italy’s Jewish Community through the Art of Textiles, on Show at the Uffizi until 27th October 2019

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Everything is ready for Pitti Bimbo no.89taking place at the Fortezza da Basso from 20th to 22nd June 2019. It is the most important fashion & lifestyle event for kids, featuring new projects linked with research, as well as novelties from big brands such as Emporio Armani, making its debut at the Fair this year.

560 collections will be on show, 337 of which coming from abroad (60% of the total). Over 5,350 buyers – 2,450 of them from abroad – are expected to attend this event, along with a total of 10,000 visitors according to figures from the last summer edition. Spotlight on the most famous “griffes” and brands, which will be divided into sections, each one featuring a specific style, such as the sartorial inclination of Apartment, the dynamism of Sport Generation, the urban soul of Superstreet, and last but not least, the increasingly important and extended lifestyle planet originating from the pop design of Francy Room and Editorials, exploring a series of trends completing the wardrobe. An unmissable event for buyers from big department stores, boutiques, concept stores, e-commerce websites, independent stores and all those working for the increasingly transversal world of childrenswear collections.

 

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PITTI UOMO no. 96 – a global reference event for menswear and contemporary lifestyle- is set to take place at the Fortezza da Basso from 11th to 14th June 2019. The event features 1,220 brands – 549 of which coming from abroad and 230 including new names and returns, over a total exhibiting surface of 60,000 square metres. Every edition of Pitti Uomo expresses the latest contemporary fashion inputs with unique style and projects, highlighting projects combining outdoor and fashion attitude, presenting the new souls of the “athleisure” wardrobe and revealing the savoir-faire of contemporary artisans. The Fair will also show the excellence of the new classic style, next to the most updated sportswear brands, new generations of talents from Northern Europe and new designers from the Far East fashion scene, up to luxury streetstyle and the most cutting-edge styles. All this wrapped up in the unique atmosphere of Pitti Experience.

Pitti Special Click will be the theme of the summer fairs by Pitti Immagine 2019, summarising the special energy pervading the Fortezza, which suddenly finds its direction, and transforming once again the Central Square of the Fortezza thanks to a set-up curated by life-styler Sergio Colantuoni.

Many special guests will honour this edition – Clare Waight Keller, British fashion designer, as well as art director of Givenchy, the Salvatore Ferragamo brand, which chose Pitti Uomo to stage its new SS2020 menswear collection through the Florence Calling event, and the famous and versatile American artist Sterling Ruby, presenting the first collection of his brand S.R. STUDIO .LA.CA.

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The 4th Global Exhibitions Day took place in Rome, inside the Ara Pacis Auditorium, on Wednesday 5th June 2019. The event’s theme was Collaboration & Sustainability: Change Drivers for Italian Fairs. The celebratory Exhibitions Day was born in 2016 on the initiative of UFI – the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry – and AEFI – the Italian Fair and Exhibition Association.

“Italian fairs generating 60 billion Euros business and creating 50% of exports in companies which participated in their activities, are a key tool for an extraordinary development, able to react to crises by innovating and renewing themselves – recalled Laezza, President of AEFI.  A strategic asset to be supported through dedicated measures”.

After some speeches given by local authorities, highlighting the value of exhibition activities  as compared to an export growth in these last years, in the afternoon the Italian Fairs representatives (Bologna Fiere, Ferrara Fiere Congressi, Fiera Bolzano, Fiera Milano, Fiera Roma, Firenze Fiera, Ieg-Italian Exhibition Group, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Veronafiere e Villa Erba) took the stand. Among them, Sandro Nocchi, Managing Director of Firenze Fiera, who stressed the importance of the Florence company’s work in terms of eco-sustainability, sealed by the achievement of the ISO 14001 certification, as well as of a comprehensive and careful separate collection activity constantly carried out before, during and after each event.