I hurried off to the fair while Erica got ready. I sat down in the press room at the fortezza to upload the pictures to yesterday´s post from Pitti, while simultaneously saying goodbye to all the people who popped by to say they were going home.
Usually, day 4 of Pitti is a real sad ordeal, it´s very empty of people outside, only a few, seemingly desperate peacocks lingering, and inside the fair people are packing up their booths. So I was quite surprised the Pitti area was at least half full of people enjoying a day of lovely sunshine. I had a mission for the day though, to look through a few select booths inside the main pavilion (where the most SF approved brands exhibit). To my disappointment most of them had already started to pack up their booths. We did however get to talk to a few interesting exhibitors. This year we decided to try something new with Styleforum's Instagram account, we did short video clips with different designers and exhibitors, seemed like a fun idea to bring a bit of sound and movement to the usual coverage, you can see them here.
Since most exhibitors were packed up we decided to enjoy the perfect weather and talk to some of the friends we've made outside the pavilion. As the sun was sinking, people started trailing off. When all the exhibitors and visitors were almost gone we decided to go watch the last rays of sunshine from a lovely spot on a hotel roof with our friend @Mr. Claymore (our constant brother in arms during Pitti).
When there was no more daylight left we decided to go and look around the city a bit. We looked at Liverano & Liverano, Frasi, and a bunch of women´s clothing shops (Erica had endured a week of #menswear, so it only seemed fair).
We ended up at a very nice trattoria, recommended by Frasi's store manager, called Trattoria 13 Gobbi. We can highly recommend it. Obviously a popular restaurant, since we ran into 3 other dinner parties there that we knew. Among those were @ammanati and his lovely wife, who we then took some drinks with at Caffe Gilli. It was a whole other experience being there post-Pitti. It was actually our favourite night there. We met with a small company of friends and acquaintances. More of that on Instagram.
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Pictures from day 1.
Pictures from day 2.
Pictures from day 3.