By  on June 11, 2019

FLORENCE, Italy – Early birds for the Pitti Uomo fair in Florence were treated to a preview of a night walk curated by fashion educator Linda Loppa. The tour encompasses installations by seven artists and designers in a disused building on the site of Manifattura Tabacchi, a former tobacco factory here.

Titled “If I Could, Unless We,” the project, which wraps on June 14, reflects on the fine line between fashion and art. Messages about over-consumption figured repeatedly, and displays range from images of Bernhard Willhelm’s basketball-themed fall 2019 collection to a series of haunting black-and-white videos by Lara Torres depicting skimpily clad humans in disintegrating clothes. Bart Hess, Armando Chant, Moses Hamborg, Clemens Thornquist and Senjan Jansen are the other participants.

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