One of the events I attended during Pitti Uomo in Florence was Liberty’s… In the unbelievable English Library on the ‘Rive Gauche’ of the Arno River.
The Men’s collection was featuring “happy” yet polite oversize scarves, with the typical floral prints, mixed and matched over tight tailor made jackets in precious fabrics, over comfortable and larger pants. Everything was warmly coloured in a palette which invoked an oriental taste, with its range of olive greens, greys, purple reds coming from Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, beige and browns.
Beautiful dandies were reading books with nonchalance, in the dark atmosphere of the Library, or dancing to Egyptian nostalgic notes (on the spot translation courtesy of an egyptian waiter) together with the guests; reminding of a sometimes superficial yet cultural environment of the 20′s, between Europe and the British Raj.
Intimate elegance for smiling people.