Chocolate meets fashion in Milan

9-12 Feb. Second edition of the Salon du Chocolat.

The four-day celebration in Milan of one of the world’s most popular sweets will in this year’s edition include fashion catwalks for clothes made of chocolate.

The totally new way of wearing your food – or eating your clothing – is a result of teamwork between the Academy of Italian Master Pâtissiers (AMPI) and the New Fine Arts Academy of Milan (NABA), under the guidance of maître chocolate maker Davide Comaschi and Fashion Leader Nicoletta Morozzi at NABA.

Alongside creations by stylists Ernst Knam, Tony Ward, Jean Paul Benielli and Jasper Garvida, one dress on the catwalk will come from Cameroon, designed by Silvie Valtan and created by Fabio Ferrari.

The starting point for the designs created in NABA’s teaching workshops were artworks in different styles and from different periods, from ancient Chinese paintings to contemporary installations.

Apart from this startling innovation, the salon will include show cooking by chocolate experts, chefs and pâtissiers, teaching traditional and unusual ways of including the delicacy in dishes. Displays on the history and current production of chocolate will uncover little-known aspects, while workshops and games centred around chocolate will keep kids busy and happy.

Tasting stands will give visitors a live experience of how to combine different blends with other ingredients, some of them surprising.

A range of offers for tickets covers single entry, families, groups and even school classes. Tickets can be bought in advance on the event website, or purchased at the gate. The website also carries a detailed programme of the four days of events.

Held in the MiCo Milano Congressi structure, entry at Gate 3 in Via Eginardo (metro Amendola or Portello), the Salon du Chocolat will be open from 18.00 to 23.00 on Thursday and from 09.30 to 19.30 Friday to Sunday.