In the beginning of January this year we were invited to the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence. The institution of Pitti Uomo selects every season guest designers who’s visions are defining a pace and their creations bear a distinguished signature.
Last January it was one of Opia's long time favourite designers Jan-Jan Van Essche's turn.
Walking into the 13th century Basilica di Santa Maria Novella on a fresh January evening was an unforgettable start to a show who's setting could not have been more appropriate. The sacral building and Jan-Jan Van Essche's ever so present theme – wide minimal shapes with an effortless and genderless elegance – brought to life with people in motion.
The show was divided into different parts, a runway and dance performance, both held inside Santa Maria Novella, a stills situation in the cloister of the monastery and a drum performance on the yards lawn.