On the occasion of Pitti Uomo 87, Fondazione Pitti Discovery will proudly present T. Lipop and Alberto Premi Design. The winners of WHO IS ON NEXT? UOMO 2014 – contest born from the collaboration of Pitti Immagine, AltaRoma and L’Uomo Vogue - will be the stars of two site-specific performances featuring the international premieres of their 2015-16 fall/winter collections for men. Over the past several seasons, Fondazione Pitti Discovery has been engaged in creating opportunities for new fashion designers and those who combine fashion’s materials with other artistic and aesthetic experiences.
“Who Is On Next was an important test bench and it allowed me to show my creations to internationally significant members of the trade” - says Alberto Premi - “And the fact that they liked them confirmed that this is the path to follow. Thanks to Pitti Immagine, I’m going to have another great opportunity that I will try to exploit to the fullest. The 2015-16 fall/winter collection is a celebration of metamorphosis: my event in Florence will celebrate the fleeting moment in which colors, lights, shapes and technology find a perfect balance before they begin to evolve” .
The Who is On Next? Uomo award for accessories goes to Alberto Premi Design. Alberto Premi, is a young Italian designer who was just 22 years old when he created a collection of experimental footwear – a collection that has enormous potential thanks to his choice of materials and color combinations. His creations are outstanding for the research on soles and hides, and the ability to blend the most traditional footwear looks with new details that have a strong contemporary twist.
The projects of FONDAZIONE PITTI DISCOVERY are produced thanks to grants from theCENTRO DI FIRENZE PER LA MODA ITALIANA e diPITTI IMMAGINE and to the important contribution of ENTE CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI FIRENZE.