Words by Rikesh Chauhan. Photography by Luke Alland.
As the sartorially-conscious and the well-intended descended into Florence (or attempted to, with no help from the high winds and short landing strips at Peretola airport), there was a general sense of optimism. Whilst the last two shows saw a steady increase in footfall, this year, the doors were flung open and fashion folk from all corners of the world were finally reunited at the Fortezza da Basso. The weather, perfectly delightful in the sun and positively arctic in the shade, was a gentle reminder of how old the stone facades that make up this city actually are. That, and the never-ending clamouring for wifi.
If you follow us on Instagram, you'll have no doubt seen our on-the-ground coverage of some of our favourite looks from the four-day extravaganza. If, however, you're yearning for a little more, scroll down and continue to live vicariously through the lens of our founder, Luke Alland.
Brett Staniland in Rowing Blazers
Austin Pollak, the world's most handsome man
Guillaume Bo, Angelique Noir