The future leaders of Australia’s fashion industry will be on show in Florence with a special project by Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, on the occasion of PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO n.92.
Seven of Australia’s most exciting new designers have been selected in collaboration with the Australian Fashion Chamber, to present their collections within Pitti Guest Nation. It is the first time that a project of this scale is presented internationally.
The seven designers involved are: CHRIS RAN LIN, COMMAS, DOUBLE RAINBOUU, EXINFINITAS, SENER BESIM, STRATEAS.CARLUCCI and TEN PIECES.
Each of the designers are required to present their Spring Summer collections utilising Australian Merino wool, highlighting the adaptability of Merino wool and its suitability for all climates.
A photographic and digital exhibition by iconic Australian photographer Bartolomeo Celestino will link the designer’s work together within the Guest Nation Australia pavilion adding another creative dimension to the showcase. Celestino is a conceptually driven artist working across the fields of video, photography and sculpture. Celestinos’ work is concerned with themes of seriality, the return to site and the sublime in nature. Celestino often utilises large format landscape stills as a means of investigating the Australian landscape.