From January 8-11, 2013 Florence will play host to the 83rd edition of Pitti Uomo and the 11th edition of Pitti, to which will be held at the Fortezza da Basso and the Dogana. The events will welcome guest designers Kenzo for men and Maison Kitsuné for women, both of which share a matrix of brilliant cultural and professional hybridization. Chinese-Peruvian American Humberto Leon and Korean-American Carol Lim of Kenzo were both born in L.A. and became friends at the University of California Berkeley before achieving success with Opening Ceremony in New York.

The store has grown to be one of the most influential retail destinations for bold fashion design and the duo has since taken on a new global challenge as the creative directors of the historic Kenzo brand. On the other side of the world, French music producer Gildas Loaëc and Japanese architect Masaya Kuroki teamed up to create Kitsuné (“fox" in Japanese), a project in which fashion and music provide inspiration and attraction while performance and product define and explain each other.