The fashion tradeshow, which came to a close in Milan, strengthened this edition with more than 300 exhibitors on show and a host of special projects targeted at international guests. However, Italian numbers were down.
The men's fashion trade show that ended Friday in Florence posted a 7% decline in buyers. Organizers pointed to problems posed by a transportation strike in Italy, offset by a strong showing of foreign buyers.
Christian Louboutin returned in triumph to Pitti on Tuesday, turning the legendary Piazza Santa Maria Novella into a Bike Polo ring, and entertaining a pack of editors and fashionistas with his bon mots and dry wit.
The tech tradeshow, dedicated to start-ups, kicks off this Thursday. With 250 sessions planned, Viva Technology showcases the best of luxury with the involvement of several different brands from LVMH Group.
Florence was brimming with energy on Tuesday with the opening of the industry’s most important men's fashion salon, boasting 1,231 exhibitors with attendance projected at 30,000, including nearly 20,500 buyers.