Take time out from Milan Fashion Week to read our guide to one of the world’s most glamorous cities.
Where to stay?
For a luxurious space with a high fashion aesthetic that instantly makes you feel at home, look no further than 3 Rooms
. Located in the courtyard of the infamous 10 Corso Coma emporium, ensure that you book far in advance at these three exclusive suites are in high demand, especially around Fashion Week. Curated by owner and editor of Italian Vogue Franca Sozzani, an intricate amount of detail is involved with the furnishings of the rooms; sourcing items from some of the most iconic designers of the last century. Everything that you see in the rooms is for sale, if you wish to take a memento of your trip home with you.
Where to eat?
Michelin Star restaurant Da Giacomo
is beloved of both locals and visitors. Upon entering the tastefully decorated space, you are greeted by a display tank of an array of fish; indicating immediately the speciality of this eatery. Tuscan cook Giacomo Bulleri offers delectable menus of tuna, crab and sea-bass with seasonal specialities including luxurious white Alba truffles and porcini mushrooms. The emphasis here is on highly refined memorable cuisine.
Where to drink?
The panoramic floor-to-ceiling views are not to be missed at the Bamboo Bar
. Situated above the prestigious Armani Hotel, the venue attracts the cities fashion elite for its extensive wine list, elegant atmosphere and exclusive location. Escape here in-between shows to relax and admire the city’s skyline.
What to wear?
Milan is the ideal location to show off the boldest prints and most statement pieces in your wardrobe. Take inspiration from The Blonde Salad fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni
and throw yourself into the latest trends. Clash patterns, accessorise with vibrant splashes of colour and proudly wear your highest heels. The Italian’s love luxurious labels, now is the time to show off your new season Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Cavalli purchases. An oversized pair of sunglasses and a layer of bright red lipstick are mandatory.
Dolce & Gabbana’s
catwalk shows are always amongst the most anticipated of Milan Fashion Week. Renowned for seeking inspiration from their native Sicily, the designer duo present show-stopping collections that both flatter and exaggerate the female form. Lace dresses and religious iconography are given a new spin each season, dictating trends for the months ahead. Expect a spectacular show featuring ornate dresses and covetable accessories.