Florence’s Pitti Uomo fair is a benchmark for how the market is shifting – and a chance to spot the big name brands of the future. This season’s event was also a showcase for the city itself and for ‘Brand Italy’.
Tangier, a crossroad of cultures and long a draw for artists and writers in search of a dose of naughtiness, is the setting for our North African sojourn in linen and cotton jackets and hard-working loafers.
Good things come in packages of all shapes and sizes, particularly when they’re delivered by a Takkyubin man in Tokyo’s Aoyama and Omotesando districts. Monocle opens the door to spring’s freshest ensembles.
Shinji Kitada’s trade show, Jumble, is an intimate affair – by expo standards – that favours small and medium-sized fashion labels but which has an impressively global roster to match its international ambitions.
It may not grab the headlines like the catwalk shows but Florence’s Pitti Uomo fair is where big deals are made and clothes we might actually wear are previewed. This year the event saw new interest from eastern Europe and…
Commercial flying is always that little bit more enjoyable when you’re surrounded by passengers who cut a neat and well accessorised dash down the aisle. Monocle settles in for a two-hour continental flight.