Sunday, January 21, 2007

FLORENCE - Pitti Uomo

Fortezza da Basso. This is the first Union flag I have seen and it marks the entrance to the Hackett London’s space at Pitti Immagine Uomo. Though Hackett’s are not tailors, but produce ready to wear collections of essential British kit, Jeremy Hackett knows what good traditional British clothes are all about. He began his career at seventeen as a Saturday boy working for a tailor. Later combing Portobello Road, house clearances and antique markets for good quality second-hand clothes he opened the first Hackett shop at the World’s End of the Kings Road, the rest is history. Today, twenty-two year later the business of le style Anglais is worldwide and thriving.

The Autumn/Winter 2007 collection is inspired by five key themes. The Mayfair collection, in the photograph, has been inspired by the celebrated photographers Bailey, Donovan and Snowdon. Their work captured on film the new London tailoring worn by the racy Mayfair set of the late 1950s and early 1960s; Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Princess Margaret. The collection gives a youthful spin on traditional British Style re-inventing the quintessential Mayfair look.

Contessanally tip: click on photos to get a better view. Click on blue print to go direct to the websites.

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