Travel Diary: Harman Grubisa in Florence

The design duo document their journey as one of 12 global finalists in this year's International Woolmark Prize


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Always working. A full day of casting and shooting our IWP range with online platform Ordre.

Stealing away a little time from work. A walk on the water and a few sweet spots in Florence — our first day of blue sky in Europe.

Our very first venture out after castings — to the original Prada Mecca where it all began, at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Models lining up on stage.

The IWP final presentation — an incredible display of design talent from around the world.

Post event dinner at the St Regis in Florence — the most spectacular meal of our lives.

At last we arrive at the IWP venue. Here we are backstage preparing our exhibition space at Pitti Uomo for judging, checking in with influential fashion editor Julia Sarr Jamois, who is a mentor of ours.

Press commitments in Milan — shooting with photographer Lorenzo amidst the art at Fondazione Prada Observatory and outside the Duomo.

Our last night in Florence, we dined with friends at Le Menager and drinks at Harry’s, by the water. Established in 1953, all the tablecloths are coral and the waiters dinner jackets mint green. Best spot for people watching — especially when Pitti Uomo is in town.

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