Pitti Uomo announces several exciting initiatives for the 81st edition, January 10-13, 2012. Working in conjunction with Japan Fashion Week, the trade show is preparing a special presentation of 20 awesome Japanese brands, selected by industry veteran Yuichi Yoshii. the project, called "VERSUS TOKYO" will also present a special exhibition dedicated to the shared influences between the world of Japanese animation and fashion. Participating designers include Mastermind Japan, Facetasm; Phenomenon; SASQUATCHfabrix; Soe Tokyo; and SunSea.
Additionally, Pitti has invited the House of Valentino to be special guest presenters. Creative Directors Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, will appear at Pitti, and a special runway show will take place there as well.