Pitti Uomo is the latest major fashion event to be disrupted by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The Florence-based trade show which was taking place in June, has now been postponed, and will instead run from September 2 until September 4.

The postponement was announced in a statement from the Board of Directors of Pitti Imagine, that said: “considering the evolution of the health emergency in Italy and around the world and in light of the concrete prospects of an extension to the restrictive measures concerning production and commercial activities and the movement of people.”

 

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The Board of Directors of Pitti Immagine, chaired by Claudio Marenzi, met today by video conference. On the agenda were the decisions to be taken regarding the calendar of the fairs scheduled for the 2020 summer season. Considering the evolution of the health emergency in Italy and around the world and in the light of the concrete prospects of an extension to the restrictive measures concerning production and commercial activities and the movement of people, the BoD discussed and deliberated: Pitti Immagine Uomo n. 98 is confirmed and will move to 2 to 4 September (3 days), once again at the Fortezza da Basso, Florence. #pittiuomo

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Pitti Uomo’s postponement comes a week after London and Paris Men’s fashion weeks, as well as Paris Couture Week, were cancelled. Additionally, Milan Men’s Fashion Week has been postponed from June to September to coincide with the city’s womenswear week.