In Florence, Italy
by James Conley
Although it's the birthplace of Emilio Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Ermanno Scervino, and Salvatore Ferragamo, Florence gets little notice in the world of fashion. Overshadowed by New York, London, Paris, and Milan, Florence seems content to avoid direct attention. Instead, Florence asserts its role in fashion off the runways and in the place that it really matters: in the street.
There's no better time to see Florence flex its fashion status than in the spring.