Crowded halls and a very optimistic mood pervaded this very busy Pitti Uomo edition held from 12 to 15 January, 2016. According to data collected at 12am on the third day, they had already registered 23,000 buyers (+ 5% more than a year ago), including a 2.5% increase in foreign buyers (8,150) and almost 15,000 from Italy (+8%). Major increases were registered especially thanks to visitors from Germany, US, UK and France.

Ethnic is back
One of the most outstanding trends was the return of ethnic inspiration, which was transformed into macropattern on coats, jackets, knitwear, embroidered items and jeans, and a massive offer of ponchos carrying different decors (Woolrich, Happiness, Bensimon, Meltin’Pot, Pringle), not only in wool – which will be a great protagonist for the season - but also in other materials including jersey, knitwear and sweatshirt material, for a lively interpretation of the Cape.

Woolrich
Woolrich


Multi-layer and faceted
The f/w 2016/2017 season will keep in mind that winters are no longer as they used to be. Despite the common statement, many outer jacket brands are offering a wider selection of alternative lightweight jackets or multistrata variants with detachable inner jackets and foldable lightweight down-jackets (Woolrich, Parajumpers, Blauer, Nobis, BDP, Stewart, Geox). Other brands are opting for wool, multi-fiber mixes (Fred Mello) and leather applications but also leather jackets padded with down (Blauer). Nobis, while celebrating its 10th anniversary, launched a lightweight offer of jackets made of technical waterproof jersey with inner down-padding. Colmar played with multistrata jackets and added fur complements in degradé shades.

Colmar
Colmar
Parajumpers
Parajumpers

Denim returns
A wider selection of jeans brands was offered inside the Fortezza and outside of it. Roy Rogers presented their first capsule collection in collaboration with The Sartorialist Scott Schuman, offering a selection of accurately Made in Tuscany jeans, a blazer, a few shirts and outer jackets. They also launched a special capsule collection in collaboration with Moto Guzzi, a historical motorcycle brand, offering black and grey denim jeans and leather jackets. Belgian trousers brand Atelier Noterman launched its line of Detox denim jeans employing eco-friendly denim by Italdenim. PT05, another specialized trouser brand offered a wide selection of made in Italy jeans in different fits and washes. Patchwork and embroideries are cool for 2M2W, while Meltin’Pot offers a unique 100% made in Italy denim capsule collection, sold at the Gerard Loft Florence store, which is characterized by hand made metal studs, leather elements, applications and embroideries. Gas opted for innovative indigo materials and indigo blue complete total looks.
Meltin Pot Unique and Unrepeatable Jeans
Meltin Pot Unique and Unrepeatable Jeans


Sneakers rule
A wide selection of sneakers dominated this edition. Diadora and Diadora Heritage mixed various materials in their collections, adding knitwear and leather to the shoes’ uppers, or simply went for essential natural white or clean grey models. Newborn Italian brand L4K3 offered colorful sneakers embellished with thick nylon and tear-resistant material ropes. Converse launched a weather resistant colorful sneaker and Colors of California opted for different material mix sneakers in metallic and with stretch bands applied on their uppers.

Diadora Heritage
Diadora Heritage


Best Booth
Bensimon/Happiness

Best newcomer
IMjiT35020 Manufactus

Best trends
Star Wars and sci-fi inspiration as presented by Original Penguin (patterns and decor were inspired by space trips and plantes) and Matchless (they dressed Star Wars 7's protagonist  Finn in a beautiful borwn and red leather jacket.

Best denim
Meltin’Pot (Unique & Unrepeatable capsule capsule collection)

Best menswear
1st Pattern

Best new pavilion
Make! focused on most interesting handmade and craftsmanship products.
Atmosphere at Pitti Uomo
Atmosphere at Pitti Uomo