Pitti Uomo gets underway this week and the industry is packing up for its European tour. One of the highlight of Pitti will be a performance by London designer Carri Mundane, of cassette Playa. Mundane will be presenting an exclusive live video jumpdance installation up in the hills overlooking Florence. A future street gang of pixel warriors battling real and virtual worlds will be joined by her Sci-Fi grime boys, all wearing a toxicolour uniform of patterns, graphic shapes, luxury street and sportswear.
“It’s not just a concept. I want to create a whole new planet. Other labels bring out homeware and plates – I’m going to make my own computer game,” said Mundane to POP MAGAZINE. A 50-strong crew from London, and friends from Tokyo, LA and New York, will descend on the gymnasium of an old boarding school where the party, which takes place Thursday June 19, will spill out into the surrounding gardens. Exclusive pieces including her new silk digital collage Utube Utopia Tees will also be revealed at the event.