Pitti Uomo is the most important international event for menswear and men accessories. To highlight rising stars in fashion, the organization created a guest nation project. In co-operation with ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative the project focused on the African continent and was titled “Constellation Africa“. So on the 18th of June, the following young and talented designers from the continent had the opportunity to present their men’s collections:
- MaXhosa by Laduma (South Africa)
- Orange Culture (Nigeria)
- Projecto Mental (Angola)
- Dent de Man (Ivory Coast)
“I believe that Pitti Uomo is the best platform to showcase these innovative designers from Africa, the continent which hosts the future of fashion and couture“, says Simone Cipriani, Head and Founder of the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative. “The richness of materials and the beauty of their designs are truly unique. This is where our global society is going: interconnectedness. Global and local dimensions brought together through fashion“.