Pitti Uomo is a massive tradeshow which takes place in Milan just before Milan Fashion week. The organisers pride themselves that this is the place to identify new trends and being asked to show there is like finding one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets.
This year, Pitti asked New Yorker Adam Kimmel to present his new collection which he did on Thursday at a banquet for his closest friends. His closest friends happen to include the major players of the New York art scene including Ryan McGinley, Nate Lowamn, Christopher Bollen and Casey Spooner. These friends also happen to star in his look-books.
Disappointingly I think it’s a case of ‘it’s not what you know it’s who you know’ which is behind the hype, as I’m afraid to say I can’t see anything particular impressive about his collections. This bin man jacket, available from Hejfina, is the most inspiring thing I could find in his current collection, but maybe I’m missing something….