Yay! I was back! Again in Florence and again at Pitti Bimbo. If you’re hesitating or questioning when you ought to go in January, do it. It’s nice to catch up, to see the brand new collections in actual, to take pleasure in a little bit of Italian aptitude, as a result of that actually is the little secret ingredient.
So, Pitti Bimbo quantity 95 it was, with the theme of ‘Pitti Island’ – a bodily and non secular level. A lab that experiments, multiplies, and diversifies. An island of discoveries, explorations, and visions. My kind of island!
A spot for assembly and being collectively earlier than everybody units out on their very own journey. And that’s precisely how I felt throughout my time in Florence. I’m prepared once more to remove inspiration, colors, materials, designs, and concepts… for my very own journey.
Sure, it was small. Smaller than traditional. However chosen and really advantageous. And it allowed time to fulfill and discuss; to stroll round and never run; to have an extended lunch and meet up with colleagues. It was beautiful!
Prime Patrons and key press attended, 211 manufacturers in complete, starting from ceremonial (a piece that’s booming once more), energetic put on, leisure, luxurious, and modern. A complete of three thousand guests, with over 2,100 patrons, of which 40% got here from greater than 50 totally different international locations.
It is usually price noting the good consideration that Pitti Bimbo has acquired within the press and on social media, with nearly 200 registered journalists, influencers, and media operators, and round 15,000 interactions achieved by the commerce present social media channels.
Each little factor provides as much as something big!
Now, what had been my favourites? I’ll let you know:
The Condo part remains to be my favorite of the honest, and it was a stunning presentation as soon as once more. And filled with inspiration!
Stand out collections and new finds are:
Raspberry Plum – Aleksandra by no means disappoints, however this have to be my favorite assortment up to now. Wonderful prints, cool equipment, vibrant color mixtures, and a little bit of glam. I’ll present you extra of S/S 2023 right here very quickly.
Artemis & Apollon – NEW brand from Greece with a high quality, cotton clothes vary sharing Greek mythology. Margarita, founder, began the model throughout covid impressed by her childhood loves, Greek mythology and sketching.
Tiny Beans – NEW brand from Berlin, Germany. Designing supersoft natural bedlinen for infants and youngsters with a mixture and match system. You may choose covers, pillow circumstances, and sheets in any design you like and any measurement you want. No extra units!
Paade Mode – Linda, one other superwoman that all the time delivers. Stunning attire, excellent prints, and simply such a cool combine and match of materials, colors, and designs.
Appears to be like by Luks – new discovery. They’re well-known for his or her turbans, however additionally they introduced some very stunning and funky pyjamas. I’ll write extra about them right here very quickly!
“Within the Fortezza, among the many stands, there was nice and widespread satisfaction. And plenty of exhibitors had been positively shocked by the worldwide turnout and attendance. They noticed a few of the greatest patrons within the youngsters put on world, motivated and prepared to convey clients again to their shops and shops. And who tremendously appreciated the choice of collections, launches and particular initiatives within the Fortezza. An increasing number of oriented to inform the world of children put on in a large dimension, from design objects and equipment, to books and classic.”
This time I need to share a number of extra ‘Coup de Cœurs’ with you. Those I found exterior the Fortezza da Basso. All with a vegan menu/providing, after all:
Shake Cafe – yummy shakes, smoothies, bowls, and extra treats. They’re all vegan and nice ‘decide me ups’ after a day on the honest and excessive temperatures exterior. They serve nice breakfasts too, if you need greater than a croissant and a cappuccino. 4 locations around the city!
Santo Falafel – all-vegan, quick meals restaurant specialising in falafel. It additionally serves varied flavours of hummus, fattoush salad, soups and different conventional Center Japanese dishes. I had an enormous salad with falafel and varied dips on arrival day, and it made me very joyful. Should you love falafel like me or simply need to change a bit from Italian meals…
Gelateria Edoardo il gelato biologico – one other improbable location. Piazza del Duomo. Darkish chocolate and fruit sorbet flavours are widespread vegan choices. Edoardo, nonetheless, has creamy choices for vegans and they’re sooooo good. Wednesday was so sizzling, even the Italians had been moaning, I needed to deal with myself to a cool break. The almond is killer, and the salted pistachio is totally fab. The whole lot is natural too!
Le Luna – the final night was spent under the stars, along with colleagues, vino, and plates of scrumptious meals, together with a vegan menu for me that was out of this world. Surrounded by nature, a view of Florence, and an ideal ending to my journey.
Thanks and see you in January!