Since 2012, students from Aalto University in Helsinki have swept through the international fashion industry. The young creatives, led by lecturer Tuomas Laitinen, have dominated international competitions and secured positions at fashion houses like Maison Margiela, Givenchy and Saint Laurent. How did Finland become the Nordic region’s most forward thinking fashion nation?
Florence gave the world a new way of seeing. Birthplace of the Renaissance, the city has held our imaginations in thrall for centuries. The finest cuisine, shopping, and cultural entertainment is easily found in Florence, and with Pitti Uomo approaching we let five experienced visitors guide you to the city’s hidden gems.