Gorišek and Möhlmann’s provocative art on display at Plan X

Gorišek and Möhlmann’s provocative art on display at Plan X

Giulia Guido · 12 months ago · Art

In the common imagination art galleries are places intended for a very restricted audience that does not include the younger generation. It is precisely for this reason that Plan X stands out in the national and international contemporary art scene, because it addresses a target never taken into consideration and does so through new platforms and languages.  

Plan X was born in 2017 thanks to Marcello Polito and Nicolò Stabile (named in 2020 by Forbes in the list of 30 Under 30) with the aim of giving life to an unconventional and innovative art gallery based between Capri and Milan. 

In these years the Milan gallery, in Via Marsala 7, has become a reference point for emerging artists and not whose art is not only a means of expression, but also a connection with the whole digital world, from social to NFT. Often the names involved deal with issues related to our contemporary world, but in a provocative way, with unusual materials and leading the viewer to reflect on what surrounds him. 

Plan X
Evgen Čopi Gorišek

This contemporary and disruptive approach can be found in “Cemento“, the solo exhibition of artists Pascal Möhlmann and Evgen Čopi Gorišek on show until Saturday 16 April

The two artists analyze the concept of beauty by adopting different approaches: on the one hand we have the oil paintings by Möhlmann that mix a classic technique with contemporary themes, while on the other we find the humorous and cool works by Gorišek. 

We at Collater.al went a little deeper and asked the artists a couple of questions. Read on to find out what they told us, and visit at Plan X to make sure you don’t miss “Cement.”  

Pascal Möhlmann 

Looking at your works we can see that you pay attention to the latest trends in fashion, from colors to accessories to style. One can say that the trends that characterize society and the younger generations are the main subject of your production. What is the aspect you want to focus on? Is there something you want to denounce/criticize? 

Actually, you‘re wrong in assuming that trends and fashion are my main subject, but it‘s interesting that you do. I rather like to play with the huge role that styling and self-manifestation have come to play in our times. I connect this with the apocalyptic atmosphere and imagery of the world going down, as we get twittered on our phones 24/7 to each new disaster that is as much entertainment as it is something to really take seriously. 

We want to dress our best and be seen as such, while the world is burning. I’m not judging, or, if I do, I definitely also include myself. Guilty as charged! At any rate, I like the contradiction of taking things, taking oneself seriously and not at all at the same time. 

And of course, I do take painting, as a means of expression, very seriously.
My work caricatures this whole serious vs. not-serious theme by translating rather superficial subjects in a language of classical painting and thus adding a kind of heavy, old-fashioned, or better, timeless value to the idea of general cataclysm and us being dressed for the occasion.

Plan X
Pascal Möhlmann

In your opinion, nowadays, what should be the role of the artist? 

As an artist, personally, I feel my most important role is directing attention on Beauty. I’ve always loved the notion of an artist’s blood, sweat and tears being the means by which people get to notice what is actually beautiful in all that surrounds them. For example, I personally started to realize how wonderful the male body actually looks only upon seeing a marble sculpture of an athlete, I think it was, in the Glyptothek in Munich. A very talented greek sculptor in antiquity was insane enough to reproduce and translate out of stone what all of us could see every day.
So by painting a subject in the rather elaborate, skilled and time-consuming way that I do, this subject becomes more a designated thing to look at, to contemplate. 

Plan X
Pascal Möhlmann

To shortly get back to our world going down: the more we‘re confronted with continuing global misery, the more powerless most of us feel. The sheer dimension of it. In between, each thing of beauty that we find though, be it in nature, or man-made, from landscapes to music to Airmax, is a potential source of hope and faith. Might spark us to move our butts. You don‘t have to be religious or anything to acknowledge this power. Just keep your eyes and ears wide open.

Evgen Čopi Gorišek

Your art mixes different influences, some more contemporary and some more antique, with current themes. What do you want to tell with your artworks? What is the message you want to communicate to the viewer? 

My works don’t have a specific message, I’m just painting things and people from everyday life. Mostly things that I really like (fashion and sports). Many times I watch movies or read some magazines and I see something that attracts me and I just decide to make a painting or a drawing out of that. Sometimes I see a random bizarre situation when I’m walking around the city which will inspire me to do a painting afterward. Those are things that surround me in my everyday life. I do like to use humor in my work as well, but the most important thing to me is about viewers communicating with my works that they decide whether those people with smiles are really happy or if they are just hiding something (sadness/anger..) behind those smiles. 

In your opinion, nowadays, what should be the role of the artist? 

That’s a good and a hard question to ask, because I think depends a lot on what kind of art is the artist doing and what kind of interests he has. 
In my case, I try to make people smile when they look at my paintings with those childish painted faces that I do. And the most important thing to me is that when people look at my works that they try to imagine their story about the work so that they think about it and use some imagination as well. With few words, my role is to spread the smiles.

Plan X
Evgen Êopi GoriÊek 
Gorišek and Möhlmann’s provocative art on display at Plan X
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10 things to know about your Levi’s 501

10 things to know about your Levi’s 501

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Style

2023 marks the 150° anniversary of one of fashion’s iconic garments, the Levi’s 501 jeans. Since the first model in 1873, the American brand has followed a path that has led its most famous denim model to become first a reliable workwear, then a symbol of countercultures born over the decades of the second half of the 20th century.
For a century the Levi’s 501 has retained many of its features, which have also made it a fetish for vintage and archival fashion enthusiasts, but small details have also changed that might help you date the last pair you bought at the yard sale you went to last month. From the RED TAB to the patch, are you sure you’re familiar with Levi’s 501s? What about your particular pair?

Levi's 501 | Collater.al

One of the rarest pieces in existence are Levi’s Calico jeans, an original 501 believed to be the oldest in the world and dating back to 1900. They were discovered in a former mine in Calico, a ghost town in California’s Mojave Desert, where a teenager had gone for a hike. found a room full of jeans she took the best-preserved ones, patched them up and wore them a few times, before noticing on the label a familiar inscription: LS&Co.

Marilyn Monroe was one of the first women to wear 501 jeans in a movie, the film was River of No Return (1954) directed by Otto Preminger.
According to Bob Calacello (former editor of Interview magazine), Andy Warhol is credited with the popularity of the jeans+blazer pairing, which the pop art artist used to sport while wearing Levi’s 501s himself. Before him, no one had paired a suit jacket in that way.

If your 501s on the inner label have indicated a possible shrinkage of “about 8%” it means that they are pre-1981. From that date in fact the indication changes to “about 10%.”


The famous label on the back of the 501 was added in the 1930s to distinguish Levi’s jeans from the competition. It is one of the jeans’ signatures along with the button closure, copper rivets, and leather label.

If your Levi’s has the RED TAB on only one side, it means that the 501 was manufactured before 1951. In fact, in the early 1950s the word “LEVI’S” began to appear on both sides of the red tab.

If the label on your pair is written with a capital “E” it means they are made before 1971. Pre-1971 RED TAB is commonly referred to as Big E. Another common feature of vintage Levi’s, however, is the small “V” seam that runs along the edge of the button closure. This stitch runs from the top of the waistband to about a quarter of an inch below the waistband itself, and then back up at an acute angle to the waist button, creating a sort of “V.” This was a standard feature of 501s until 1969.

Levi's 501 | Collater.al


If the Two Horse brand patch on your jeans is attached to the belt loop, it means they are pre-1970. Around 1969-71 (and until recently) Levi’s introduced a thinner cardboard patch that had a tear-off section on the right side, which allowed more space between the patch and the first belt loop.

If you read the number 501 XX on the patch then you have a very good model of denim on your hands. When the Two Horse brand patch was first introduced (1886), Levi’s used the XX symbol to indicate that the denim was eXXtra strong, referring to the use of denim from Amoskeag Denim Mills in Manchester, New Hampshire. The “XX” inscription last appeared on the transitional 1966-68 501xx 501 model and was not reintroduced until 1987. 

The inscription “Every Garment Guaranteed” indicates a model produced until about 1963. The 501XX Jeans used to have this inscription on the Two Horse patch above the lot and size numbers, but it appears that this indication was dropped during 1963. 

What material is “The Two Horse” patch made of? If the one on your 501’s is leather they were manufactured before 1954, when the leather patch was phased out in place of a thicker Jacron (faux leather) one.

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50 years of Hip Hop in the new adidas x Foot Locker Chile20 collection

50 years of Hip Hop in the new adidas x Foot Locker Chile20 collection

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Style

2023 is an important year for Hip Hop, especially for its aesthetic definition, which ties in with a landmark collection for the entire movement: the adidas Chile20. Born with the 1962 football World Cup, for which the first Chile20 collection was designed, now the German brand celebrates the 50th anniversary of the collection with a campaign that will feature Foot Locker stores in Via del Corso in Rome and Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.

adidas and Foot Locker thus celebrate what has been and still is a cultural phenomenon, but also a milestone in the birth of an artistic expression for the entire streetwear movement. The Chile20 collection over the years has paved the way for Hip Hop artists, letting them feel part of a subcultural movement that has expanded over the years, influencing culture on many levels.

The new campaign thus celebrates the past but looks to the future of the style, choosing a unisex approach in the colors of the two tracksuits, presented in the “Alumina” and “Chalk Brown” colorways. The importance of adidas’ legacy is highlighted by the oversized three stripes and trefoil placed prominently on the garments.

For the launch, adidas and Foot Locker chose to cement the importance of the community of fans and the connection between Chile20 and music. Buying a piece of the collection in the Milan and Rome stores from March 18th to 26th, the clients will receive a poster zine. Inside poster zines there will be 1x “golden ticket” per store, that will give you access to the drawing of a special sound box, microphone, headphones and everything you need to record new music on the road.
The new Chile 20 collection starts from its roots and goes beyond its artistic history, able to embrace styles, trends, movements and figures that have defined part of pop culture for half a century.

Chile 20 | Collater.al
50 years of Hip Hop in the new adidas x Foot Locker Chile20 collection
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Brief history of camp collar

Brief history of camp collar

Andrea Tuzio · 5 days ago · Style

I have to be honest, I’m a little biased in writing this article, camp collar shirts are my favorite fetish in recent years.

Perhaps best known as bowling shirts, cuban shirts, cabana shirts, alpha shirts or safari shirts, (yes, too many names you are right), shirts characterized by the camp collar have made a comeback as a must-have in men’s wear and beyond.

A casual item that, however, at the same time represents a very valid alternative on occasions when the outfit required is more elegant, a transversal piece if there is one.
As I said, the names this garment carries are many and this is the result of its multifaceted and debated history, but let’s try to shed some light and try to tell the story.

The origins of the camp collar shirt can be traced back to the late 19th century, with some saying it came from the Philippines, some from Mexico, and some saying it originated in Cuba via Spain. I lean toward the latter, partly because it was Cuban workers who popularized it in the United States with the mass exodus to Miami and later to New York after the Cuban exile in 1959.

Called “Guayabera”, the shirt had (and still has of course) an extremely comfortable fit, and that very wide, flat collar gave the wearer a little more “breathing room” while working in the sun and gripped by the scorching heat.

As early as the 1930s, the camp collar became a garment worn outside of work and as an informal alternative to a suit and tie, but it was not until after ’59 that it quickly and permanently conquered the United States as well.

Thanks to breakthrough figures such as Elvis, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Sean Connery’s James Bond, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino’s Tony Montana, Ernest Hemingway, and so many others who routinely wore it in their spare time, the Cuban shirt became the ultimate expression of high-profile casual.

Today the camp collar shirt has forcefully entered the collections of major fashion brands (see Prada with the “Bowling shirts” or Aimé Leon Dore with the “Rico“), empirically substantiating the aesthetic and historical value of an iconic item.

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Brief history of camp collar
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“Who is Rod Dixon?” The story of the DXN Trainer for Saucony’s 125th anniversary

“Who is Rod Dixon?” The story of the DXN Trainer for Saucony’s 125th anniversary

Tommaso Berra · 3 days ago · Style

“Who is Rod Dixon?” This is the question that Milan’s citizens have seen in recent days around the city. The answer is to be found in the history of Saucony.The brand is celebrating its 125thanniversary by celebrating right in Milan – with a special takeover of the iconic newsstand in PiazzaXXIVMaggio – the figure of the New Zealand athlete defined as the “rockstar of running,” who in the 1980s linked his name and sporting successes to Saucony, giving birth to one of the brand’s most iconic running shoes: the DXN Trainer.

Rod Dixon has been a true running legend. In 1972 he won an Olympic bronze medal in Munich in the 1500m flat but it was first in 1980, then with his astonishing success in the 1983 New York City Marathon that his talent became linked with that of the brand born on the banks of the Saucony River in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
The nickname “running rock star” comes from Dixon’s unconventional style and multifaceted talent that has allowed him to collaborate with the “Original Running Brand” as a true designer, creator, tester and face of the DXN Trainer, which Saucony will produce for him for the rest of his career.
On the occasion of this historic anniversary, the model born together with the legend of Dixon makes its return in the Originals collection, the division of the brand that re-proposes classic models of running derivation, reinterpreting them in a lifestyle key.

Saucony | Collater.al

From March 24 to 26, therefore, Milan is the city chosen to celebrate the return of the DXN Trainer, with a citywide guerrilla marketing activity that will end with an event and DJ set at the newsstand in Piazza XXIV Maggio.
The activity is dedicated to the brand’s entire community of fans and those who would like to discover the story of “The Flying Kiwi” – as Rod Dixon was also called – also told through a special tabloid. 

What were once some of the most innovative performance shoes in the industry, thanks to the collaboration between Saucony and Rod Dixon, are now also a piece of brand and sports history.With the Milan event, what precisely in sports is called “legacy” will be celebrated, a legacy that becomes a model for change, a bar to be measured against; a concept central to the sports narrative and to that of great figures who have innovated their field, icons like Rod Dixon and Saucony.

“Who is Rod Dixon?” The story of the DXN Trainer for Saucony’s 125th anniversary
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