You Won’t Believe Gucci’s New Art Project With Illustrator Angelica Hicks

Gucci. Graffiti. Art.

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Byblos x Mattia Festa

By: Roman Kozak Every year Milan plays host to design week, also known as FuoriSalone.  To give you an understanding FuoriSalone is arguably the best interior design festival in the world. This season I decided to pass via Della Spiga, one of the wealthiest streets in Milan, to see how fashion design boutiques would showcase collaborations…

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Editors’ Picks: Design destinations in Milan

We bring you a high dosage of Milanese High Design.  This is our editors’ picks of the top design destinations in Milan. BassamFellows at Exits Gallery Our cover photo celebrates Connecticut-based designers Scott Fellow and Craig Bassam who’ve set up their first Milan gallery shop dedicated to their modern vision of timberwood. Here you’ll find their…

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Chanel Opens Grand Boutique In Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Chanel is opening a new store in Milan’s shopping arcade Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story doublearcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. The structure consists of two…

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The new MSGM store combines fashion and art

The outfitting of Riccardo Grassi showroom, dedicated to MSGM, and curated by architect Fabio Ferrillo of Off Arch studio, is based on the creation of an ‘emotional room’ – a space with a strong visual and emotional impact, meant to surprise buyers and lead them to the majestic spaces dedicated to MSGM’s collections. In stark contrast…

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The Radical Sex By Giorgio Armani

The new book by Giorgio Armani, “The radical sex” is the first of a new fashion-focused series curated by expert Maria Luisa Frisa for Marsilio. It is organized in 12 chapters, analyzing through both texts and images, specific aspects characterizing Armani’s work. On the title, “I really wanted to use the word sex but I wanted to…

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Design duo Leitmotiv on exhibit at the Triennale in Milan

Milan’s Triennale museum premieres “The new vocabulary of fashion” (Il nuovo vocabolario della moda italiana), in the Architecture Gallery by Gae Aulenti.  The unique exhibition is dedicated to the celebration of Italian fashion, and showcases individual designers whose works add new entries to fashion’s dictionary of form and productivity, while telling the history of Italy and…

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Krizia Reopens Historic Store In Milan

Krizia, the Italian brand founded by Mariuccia Mandelli in the 1950s in Milan, opens a new shop along the Via della Spiga, 23 (its historical location) as part of a rebranding project.  The store launch, redesigned by one of Italy’s hottest architects Vincenzo De Cotiis, is part of Krizia’s strategy to stage a comeback to the fashion scene. The…

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Barbie exhibition in Milan pays tribute to the iconic fashion doll

The exhibition Barbie – The Icon at MUDEC in Milan focuses on the cultural, anthropological, social, fashion and artistic aspects of Barbie the fashion doll. Museo delle Culture (Museum of Cultures), or MUDEC, is the latest addition to the museum landscape of Milan. It is a center dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the cultures of…

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Gucci Spring 2016: From a model’s point of view

The new transparent view of GUCCI By: Roman Kozak I reserved judgment for the womenswear Gucci collection until I could see it for myself.  The menswear collection for Spring 2016, shown in June, was not to my liking. The feminine elements of short sleeves and waif silhouettes were too skinny for me.  I’m skinny, but…

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SaloneSatellite Shortlist For Cosmit 2015

For the 3rd consecutive year La Rinascente, Italy’s most luxurious department store, and SaloneSatellite, an international program from Salone del Mobile, the worlds most prestigious interiors design fair, partner to showcase 6 new designers whose creative works mark either a new way of working or a new use of materials. The SaloneSatellite was created in 1998…

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Diane Von Furstenberg celebrity Book Launch in Milan

This past Thursday Diane Von Furstenberg traveled to Milan to celebrate the launch of her biography “The Woman I wanted to be”.  A party was given honoring the New York based, CFDA Chairwoman, on the 7th floor of the popular shopping center, La Rinascente, located in Milan’s Gallerie square, overlooking the Duomo Cathedral in the cities center. Among the celebrity…

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Prada Taps Illustrations For New “Raw Avenue” Eyeware Collection

Six fashion and design illustrators from around the world contributed their work in a unique collaboration for the launch of Prada Raw Avenue

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Milan Fashion Week List Of Program Events

Milano Moda Donna Spring/Summer 2016 marks the relocation of the Fashion Hub to Piazza Gae Aulenti, emblem of the new Milan and the new, fast growing luxury shopping zone. The move also reflects the evolution of the city itself. Milan Fashion Week Wednesday 23rd – Monday 28nd September 2015 The Mall, in piazza Lina Bo Bardi 1 In celebration…

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Missoni Exhibition: Missoni, L’Arte, Il Colore

Missoni’s Exhibition, “Missoni, L’Arte, Il Colore” (Missoni, Art, Color), is located in the town, right outside Milan, where Ottavio and Rosita Missoni first set up their knitwear atelier over 50 years ago. The exhibition, curated by Luciano Caramel and Emma Zanellaan, explores the Missoni’s international successes and awards in the textile and fashion industry and how…

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Bottega Veneta beautiful home store in Milan

Bottega Veneta’s third Milanese outpost is dedicated exclusively to its indulgent home collection.  And it is the only BV home shop in the world. Set within the coffered ceilings and 18th century frescoes of a former palazzo, the shop appeals as much for its historical location and soaring interiors as for its impeccably crafted beds, leather…

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Editors’ picks of the best Milan Fashion Week eateries

Our Editors’ picks of 5 of the best Milan Fashion Week eateries include something for everyone; for Vegans, for Seafood Lovers, for Milanese neophytes, and for Gourmands.

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How to live like an Italian: The do’s & don’ts of Milanese etiquette

Are you traveling to Italy for Milan Fashion Week, the Expo Milano 2015 or to celebrate the Europe Design Center?  If so here are some Tips & Tricks to being Italian.  Courtesy of Camera della Moda Italiana. On Cappuccinos: Don’t order one after 11am. It’s a total no-no. Most Milanese drink them standing up at…

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Beat of Africa – Biffi Boutiques & Ethical Fashion Initiative

Biffi Boutique has announced that during Milan Fashion Week later this month, they will showcase looks from the Spring 2016 collections of four African designers selected by the Ethical Fashion Initiative.  The selected designers are MaXhosa by Laduma (South Africa), Mimi Plange (USA -Ghana), Sindiso Khumalo (South Africa) and Sophie Zinga (Senegal). For the event, each…

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