This year, we were lucky enough to attend a trade show I had been dreaming of for years, Pitti Bimbo. This is not a trade show by any American sense – there are no fluorescent lights or rows of tables with bleary eyed vendors. Pitti Bimbo, in all its Italian fashion flamboyance is a show in the truest sense. Set in the Fortessa Basso in Florence, an ancient fortress amidst a beautiful park, you are at once transported, relaxed and ready to take in the fashion. It is a creative playground within the fortress.