Street Art Sculptor “Unzips” A Building In Milan For Mind-Bending Art Installation

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 »

Submarine Comes out of Nowhere in Milan, Italy

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.

The installation was erected to promote the firm’s ‘Protect Your Life‘ campaign. Continue reading »

Plus Temporary Installation by ALU+ABC – 2012 Milan Design Week

“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 »

Milan Fashion Week: Just Cavalli Channels Its Wild Side With Animal Prints


Italian fashion designer, Roberto Cavalli, famed for his high-octane runway collection has once again dazzled onlookers with his animal print collection at the 2012 Milan Fashion Week. Apart from daring cuts and animal patterns, the designer also featured metallics and a 1960s vibe with oversized shades, flowing hair, makeup and short hemlines.

The collection included skin-tight trousers with attached furs, printed denims and dresses with golden sequins.

According to WWD, the lineup had all the ingredients Roberto Cavalli is known for, but the collection was rendered in a younger, and possibly more playfully sexy version – starting with the group of black and white looks, including a flirty, draped and tied zebra print dress and a graphic, exaggerated houndstooth structured top with leggings. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Live Swimwear Mannequins Cause Stir in Milan

A man takes photos of models posing as mannequins as part of a protest in a COIN department store window in downtown Milan July 18, 2011. Italian unions had criticized modelling as “degrading” last week, according to local media reports. The words on the banner reads “Modelling is also a job”. (Alessandro Garafalo / Reuters) Continue reading »