I recently had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy for an event assembled by Pitti Uomo & Liberty Fairs. Norman Russell was specifically asked by Project Cobalt to exhibit our upcoming collection in a division of the event designed around brands that are “Born In The USA.”
I have to say, Pitti is THE trade show to go to. Pitti Uomo is something out of a movie. It’s a gorgeously curated show that words alone can not describe. The beauty of the scenery, the brands showing there, and the people that are dressed TO THE NINE’S on the daily, are a huge inspiration! Not only the need for me to dress better, haha, but the need to design better as well. It was an eye opening experience that I will never forget. I still pinch myself in disbelief that I was there to experience and be a part of such a great show.
Outside of show hours I made time to explore the city’s innards and find amazing food and beautiful architecture. Florence is an amazing city, to say the least. If you have never been, I highly suggest you go visit. If you have already been, go back! The city misses you.
I’m happy to be home but definitely looking forward to more travels in the near future.