On the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day, artist Alexsandro Palombo created two murals at Milan’s Shoah Memorial at Central Station (Binario 21). The murals “Track 21 The Simpsons deported to Auschwitz” depict the Simpson family being transported to Nazi concentration camps. Continue reading »
Street artist and sculptor Alex Chinneck has brought his mind-bending illusions to Italy with an incredible installation in Milan. Running alongside Milan Design Week, Chinneck has literally unzipped the front of a building in the city in what he calls the most ambitious work he’s ever made. In addition to the incredible exterior, the building’s interior is also filled with several installations that carry through the zipper theme, making for a cohesive and immersive experience. Continue reading »
The people of Milan awoke to find something a little strange yesterday morning.
Just off of Via dei Mercanti, near the heart of the old city, a submarine had apparently pushed its way through the paving stones and damaged a nearby car. The road’s shattered surface lay piled up around, with baffled firefighters looking on. Meanwhile, sailors clambered down from the lost submarine’s tower to meet emergency crews at the scene.
In case you haven’t guessed already, it was, of course, an ambitious publicity stunt. Workers for Europ Assistance IT, an insurance group based in Italy, had come to the street early in the morning to construct the fake submarine.
“PLUS” temporary installation by ALU+ABC works are displayed at the Atelier ABC in Corso Como 5, as part of Milan Design Week 2012 on April 15, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images for ABC and ALU) Continue reading »
Gucci’s Sheer and See-through Ensembles Upstage Milan Fashion Show: ‘Dark Glamour’ for Autumn/Winter 2012
Gucci kicked-off the Italian fashion season with its sheer and see-through “dark glamour” ensembles at the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 Wednesday. Unlike most fashion shows this year that featured bright colors, aesthetic patterns and embellished corsets as an imminent fashion trend for the next winter, Gucci’s designers came up with incredibly different “dark glamour” collection. The creations were dominated mostly by murky colors like black, shades of green, burgundy and blue.
Models flaunted ruffled chiffon chemises, sequin work on opulent sheer outfits, fleece on the overcoats, velvet jackets and flashy sexy costumes accessorized with classy Gucci bags on the first day. Continue reading »