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Despite severe weather conditions that led to airport closures across Europe, nothing could stop 23,360 buyers, designers and suppliers (up 3 per cent year on year) flocking to the 76th edition of Florence’s Pitti Uomo in January. It was a decidedly upbeat affair as attendants sensed that the worst of the financial crisis was over. Interestingly, American buyer figures were up 100 per cent – to 203 – from a pitiful turnout last year.

And on stands, the clothes seemed to reflect this new relaxed attitude. Commenting on the trends for autumn/winter…



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