A research lab that looks to fashions of the past, as well as a vast historical archive from which today’s designers draw inspiration for their collections, each edition of Vintage Selection draws more and more exhibitors and an ever-larger audience. The title-theme of this 24th edition will be denim ̶ in harmony with Pitti Filati 75 that will be presenting a new project dedicated to the blue cloth made in Italy, which has long been one of the strong points of vintage style. The setting at Vintage Selection will reflect this fabric, thanks to the cooperation of Candiani Denim, the world’s leading maker of denim cloth.
Enthusiasts and collectors looking for original items, the merely curious, stylists, cool hunters, and creative heads from major international brands are all part of the Vintage Selection audience. Each season, Vintage Selection is held at the same time as Pitti Filati, the Pitti Immagine fair at the Fortezza da Basso. The synergy with these real connoisseurs – whom Pitti Immagine targets with information and promotional campaigns – is one of the strongest distinguishing features of Vintage Selection. It is they who represent yet another stimulus for the quality, innovation and style research that goes into the VS offering which presents 360° coverage of contemporary vintage culture. There will be more than 30 exhibitors at Vintage Selection 24 welcoming members of the trade and enthusiasts who numbered 4,500 at the last edition. The names at this edition are:
A.N.G.E.L.O., AGENDA VINTAGE, ANNA MARIA E MARGHERITA VINTAGE, BETTY PAGE BOUDOIR, BOUTIQUE NADINE + Amblè, CAPPI VINTAGE, CASAVIVA ANTIQUARIATO & VINTAGE, CASTA DIVA VINTAGE, D.G.P. ELITE VINTAGE, DOLCE VITA – VINTAGE LAB - FIRENZE, DER FASHIONIST – NYC SELECTED VINTAGE, DI RENZO VINTAGE, DOROTEA VINTAGE PRATO, ETOILE VINTAGE DI CHIARUGI STELLA, GAUDELI’S VINTAGE FIRENZE, GIRATEMPO VINTAGE, GVINTAGE,INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE DELICACIES, JEWELS OF FANTASY ROME/NYC, LAMU' VINTAGE – BOLOGNA, LAURA VINTAGE PRATO, N.N.V.I.N.T.A.G.E., ONLY ONE VIA PASUBIO 32 BRESCIA, POST POST RAVENNA, PUNTI DI VISTA SAS, SHABBY CHIC VINTAGE, STREET DOING VINTAGE FIRENZE, VENTURINO VINTAGE SNC,VINTAGEART – BOLOGNA.
Remake is the section dedicated to companies specializing in customized vintage: 3 GRACES REMAKE&VINTAG., VINOSA & wine, W.Y.W.o.L. WEAR YOUR WAY OF LIFE, present items that have been subjected to innovative techniques and treatments or transformed by tailoring. All the items on display are available for purchase.
From Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5 July 2014
2/3 July from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and 4/5 July from 12:00 noon to midnight:
The great market-fair where you can find all the vintage clothing and accessories and remakes that you were looking for – and not!
THE “I.LOVE.DENIM” EXHIBITION
Denim archive clothing and accessories loaned by some of the exhibitors, and displayed in special frames to enhance their icon status.
“LAMPINPOSA” PHOTO SET
A sixties-style photo-set where you can be immortalized (wearing vintage clothes – from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.) by new-generation Polaroid cameras that combine the vintage-look of Polaroid prints with the possibility of storing digital versions of the image.
THE VINTAGE TOURS EXHIBITION
A fun exhibition showcasing two- and four-wheel vehicles: from the Vespa to the Lambretta, from the Ciao to the Atala, staged by Vintage Tours, renters of vintage vehicles based at Montepulciano (Siena), offering a new concept in vacations, excursions, or just a different way to spend a day.
- From 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.:
V2H: VERY HAPPY HOUR
Take a break between shopping and the exhibitions, stop in at the Bar Vintage, and taste the delicious wines and foods presented by Tuscan Excelsia.
2 July 2014, from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Coqò DJ, an Italian selector who adores old vinyl and retro clothes, will astound you with a DJ set of music from the 1950s-60s, exotic grooving, old songs and choruses for everyone to join in and sing!
3 July 2014 from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Music designer Andrea Bogani will present the live Tweet Lounge Café, the weekend music for the Radio Firenze lounge community: international breadth, enticing atmosphere…just making you want to enjoy every minute …
4 July 2014 from 9:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Dj set by Lorenzo Magherini featuring The Colour of Music, a selection of the latest and most original international dance music. Is there any better way to start the weekend?
5 July 2014 from 9:30 to 11:00 p.m.
DJ Set Pito Wilson – for over twenty years he has been presenting groovy and retro-style revisitations of funky/electronic rhythm selections.
As at every edition, there will be music throughout the fair, selected by Radio Toscana, the VS radio partner.
Take a refreshing break from shopping and enjoy some delicious ice cream from the Frullallà ice cream truck.
VINTAGE SELECTION 24
Viale F.lli Rosselli, 5-Florence
Viale F.lli Rosselli, 5-Florence
Wednesday and Thursday, 2-3 July 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 4-6 July 2014, from 12:00 noon to midnight
Admission 5,00 Euro – Reduced price coupon available at www.stazione-leopolda.com
VINTAGE SELECTION is produced by STAZIONE LEOPOLDA srl.