Pitti Immagine (pittimmagine.com) organizers announced today in New York its newest plans for Pitti Uomo 73. Highlights of the show, which takes place Jan. 9-12 and officially kicks off the fall/winter 2008-9 order season, include a fashion, art and photography performance by the upcoming New York menswear designer Adam Kimmel (a look from his Fall 2007 collection is pictured above), this year's Discovery Fashion Project, presentations on Donna Simonetta and the hip Mantua-based label 6267; Also on site, the debut of Pitti W_Woman Precollection, and a display of 40 precollections by women's brands including Mulberry, Cacharel and Rebecca Brown.

Approximately 26,000 buyers are expected to attend the January edition of Pitti Uomo, with 10,000 said to be from abroad. How the show will evolve, with Ermenegildo Zegna announcing its withdrawal from the show earlier this fall, is of much interest to the show that in recent seasons has become increasingly segmented into areas such as youth streetwear, new luxury and accessories. As Rafaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine, explained today at a lunch given for the American editors, "Small is better than big."