In April, Pitti Immagine announced that it was postponing the June edition of its Pitti Uomo men’s trade show to the start of September.
However, on Thursday, its board of directors revealed that it will not hold an event until 2021. Pitti Uomo traditionally takes place in January and June in the Italian city of Florence, just prior to Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
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This decision was determined by two main factors, Pitti said in a statement. It referred to “insufficient number of confirmations of attendance” as well as the “ongoing state of difficulty” regarding the companies who might normally participate.
This lack of sufficient confirmations, said Claudio Marenzi, president of Pitti Immagine, was an inevitable result of uncertainty regarding quarantine and travel restrictions imposed by various countries.
He added that a “prolonged absence of any certainties regarding non-repayable government