Hand-weaving tartan fabric in Burkina Faso. © Anne Mimault & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative


Pitti Uomo is considered the mecca of men’s fashion. The Ethical Fashion Initiative partners with Pitti Immagine’s Fondazione Pitti Discovery to bring four African fashion designers to the 88th edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence in June 2015.

Pitti Uomo 88 Guest Nation Project will focus on fashion from Africa with the “Constellation Africa” runway show to promote young and talented designers from the continent. The spotlight will shine on talented men’s wear designers: Dent de Man (Ivory Coast/UK), MaXhosa by Laduma (South Africa), Orange Culture (Nigeria) and Projecto Mental (Angola).