The New York-based fashion group announced on Tuesday that Eraldo Poletto will take on the role of CEO and brand president of footwear label Stuart Weitzman, succeeding Wendy Kahn who is leaving the company.
The American brand, created in 1818, offered up a hymn to the motherland on Wednesday night for its first-ever runway show, as part of Pitti Uomo and inside the Palazzo Vecchio's impressive Salone dei Cinquecento.
With buzzy newcomers and big name label comebacks, plus a slate of special projects and events, Pitti Uomo promises to be a particularly interesting and intense program this season, kicking off January 9 in Florence.
This season, the men's tradeshow takes inspiration from the cinema, unveiling a "film festival" theme for January. The return of major names, as well as special events and new collaborations, are all part of the glamour.