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A CITY GUIDE TO MILAN: STYLE AND CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE IN EUROPE’S LEADING FASHION CAPITAL

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MILAN

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The Milanese public Tram in Central Milan

Not forgetting AC and Inter Milan Football Clubs for all you avid sports fans out there. For those intrigued about discovering Milan, if you like Paris then you came to the right place for sought after luxury designer shopping and high end restaurants take your fancy

Ciao Milano.

The city’s historical landmarks the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral testify to centuries of art and culture including Leonardo da vinci’s mural ‘the last supper’ housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent pays homage to the grandeur of Italian Renaissance.

 

THE BEST HOTELS IN MILAN

NYX HOTEL MILAN

This stylish new concept and contemporary hotel in the heart of Milan’s city centre is every fashionista’s dream as it’s very close to all the main attractions and just a stone’s throw away from the shopping Mecca of via Corso Buenos Aires and Central Station area of Eateries, bars and bustling nightlife.  Metro station access Republica, Centrale and Porto Venezia are all within walking distance from the hotel.

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THINGS TO TRY AND EXPERIENCE

DUOMO DI MILANO CATHEDRAL

The historic Landmark Duomo di Milano is one of Milan’s most treasured gems being the most grandest Cathedrals in the world that you will ever encounter with its Gothic architecture is quite impressive in all it’s all awe and beauty. I really do think it’s worth visiting and you can gain access to the inside of the building by buying a ticket pass for a couple of hours at a price of 3-4 Euro’s. Tickets can be purchased by the issuing tourist ticket office nearby which is not alot as you get to admire the art work of the cathedrals stained glass windows and visit the Crypt in the lower levels of the building. Separate passes for lift access to the roof is also available at a extra cost too for great views over the city.

Top image: Stain Glassed Window. This image Rooftop of Milan’s Cathedral

 

 

 

PORTO GENOVA

Just imagine the streets aligned with an array of your favourite restaurants and bars to cater to all cuisines both local and international taste this would be where it’s at. It’s like a mini Amsterdam situated along the canal as you watch the day go by. But just remember restaurants close at 3pm and re-open at 7pm to bear this in mind compared to what you’re used to elsewhere in the world. But you must try The Apitervo bars and restaurants who offer a complimentary drink and a food buffet offered at various places along the canal and rather enjoyed taking a stroll along the canal and worth exploring day or night.

 

MILAN FASHION WEEK
Arriving in Milan for Men’s Fashion Week over the summer I just did not know what to expect as it was my first hand experience of visiting the city while doing a bit of sightseeing in between the shows. Already I just knew there was so much I wanted to see and experience during the next few days before returning home to London. Just out of curiosity I was so keen to compare how the Italian’s do fashion week over here in Milan compared to us Brit’s in London. It really took me by surprise how good it actually turned out – no words. Camera Moda the equivalent of the British Fashion Council organise the bi-annual Fashion Week Schedule which require accreditation for both Press and Photographer’s if you happen to get approval is a great way to take in shows and atmosphere during the duration of Milan Fashion Week. But, if you’re not one of the lucky few who can secure an invitation you can still hang around outside the shows and do some street style spotting of fashion influencers on the scene and participate as a blog photographer.
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Edith Marcel Spring Summer 2020 Menswear / Womenswear Show at Camera Moda #MFW

 

 

DISCOVER A TASTE OF CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE

 

OSTERIA MAMMA ROSA

The first thing which comes to mind when you think about living the Italian way of life is culture through cuisine and only the finest authentic food can be found at this Top Milanese Restaurant Osteria Mamma Rosa just off the trendy Corso Buenos Airies. My favourite signature dish here has to be the Sea Bass prepared the Liguria way served with potatoes’  as an alternative to the Grilled Seabass which is also delightfully sumptuous. On arrival prosecco is served before dinner as a gesture of good will and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming at this family run restaurant in the heart of Milan.

Ligurian way Sea Bass Fillet with violet potatoes, olives, and “pinoli” pine nuts

 

GELATO ICECREAM

In Italy there are so much choice when it comes to desert especially the selection of Gelato Icecream you can find in various icecream palours dotted around the city such as this place I found ‘Vechi’. The mango sorbet and strawberry with a bit of chocolate was the best way to cool off during a hot summers day in the city while sight seeing in Milan.

APEROL SPRITZ

The signature drink when you come to Italy had to be my favorite always the Aperol Spritz that really reminds of summer and it’s so refreshing with its blend of Aperol liqueur, Prosecco and Soda Water combination is my go to drink during Milan Fashion Week.

 

 

DESIGNER FASHION LABELS & SHOPPING

 

GALLERIA EMANUELE VITTORIO II
The Galleria Emanuele Vittorio II is Milan’s premiere shopping destination that houses all under one roof the world’s most exclusive designer label boutiques from Prada, GUCCI to Chanel and more. Inside this elegant four storey arcade you’ll find high end restaurants if you want to experience authentic Italian cuisine and luxury cafes to unwind after an afternoon of shopping. It’s also a short stroll just outside of the Duomo di Milano piazza which connects  with Teatro alla Scala if you want to admire and catch a glimpse of Milanese renaissance in all its splendor.

 

CORSO BUENOS AIRES

The Corso Buenos Aires the equivalent of London’s Oxford Street you’ll find everything from high street brands, independent small boutiques to designer labels and shop till your heart’s content if you wish. Compared to the shopping streets of London it’s less overcrowded and a bit more laid back so you can shop with ease.

 

VIA MONTENAPOLEONE MILAN’S DESIGNER SHOPPING STREET

When you come to Milan I highly recommend checking out the Montenapoleone District for its luxury fashion boutiques serving the well heeled and discerning clientele. If you’re after the latest styles from the international catwalks you will find it here from big name luxury fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Missoni, Versace and many more. This neighborhood is rich in history showcasing fine craftsmanship based on tradition to luxury fashion where money talks in this town.  Once a upon a time the street was home to aristocrats and the choice of wealthy families who resided here to open ateliers, boutiques and jewelers.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

 

Milan has two Airports Malpensa and Linate that serve both Europe as well as connecting International destinations worldwide. The airport with the closest proximity to the City is Linate which is 20 mins a Taxi to the city center and Malpensa 45 mins drive away.

From the U.K Milan is easily accessed by a short haul flight journey duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport with EasyJet and cost approximately £ 89 return which is fantastic value. You can always rely on EasyJet for competitive price and great customer service with a warm welcome from it’s friendly staff who are always very helpful.

I really recommend booking the extra add-ons when booking your flight through EasyJet such as extra leg room and speedy boarding as it makes all the difference so you can travel with ease and not need to worry about being in held up so you spend less time at the Airport.

Airport Transfer’s from Linate into the City Centre I would suggest taking a Taxi outside the Airport as it’s the easier option than taking public transport and cost approx 20 – 30 Euro’s or there’s the option of using an UBER which is available in Milan too if you prefer using this service is present in many countries worldwide.

 

 

For more information and booking inquiries on Flights to Milan Linate or Malpensa please visit EasyJet Airline

 

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Disclosure: #AD I would like to Thank EasyJet.com for sponsoring my Travel during Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week and making this trip possible. All Opinions Expressed will be my own and prices quoted in this article will be subject to change by the companies mentioned e.g. EasyJet

NUMERO 00 SPRING SUMMER 2020 MILAN FASHION WEEK MENS

NUMERO 00 FEEL NATURAL SS 2020

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For Numero 00 Spring Summer 2020 Creative Director Valerio Farina explores the sensory journey of freedom, lightness, simplicity and natural elements to present this season’s collection. He wanted to portray a feeling of escapism from the stereotype of metropolis city life where he prefers a natural approach to living in favor of softness and purity which are reflected in the design of the garments distinguished by the light and fluid use of fabrics.

 

 

Organic pieces take centre stage to enhance fit and its silhouettes bringing them to life where the rich colour palettes influenced by nature and the five elements of the universe Ayurveda evoke water, air, fire and earth.

The designer hopes the sensory approach of returning to Mother Nature will inspire the wearer to connect emotionally with the pieces as an awakening of consciousness that connects them to the issues of an ideology for an eco sustainable world to make better informed choices.

 

Feel Natural, Freedom, Lightness are the destinations of the sensory journey, which has brought the designer Valerio Farina to the conceive of the collection for Numero 00 SS20

Looking closely at the collection these messages are embedded in the garments to feature conflicting artworks against the single use of plastic objects including the use of organic and recycled fabrics defining the feel natural theme of this collection.

 

 

 


The Colour palette used – blue celeste, rust colour, grey, white, sage green inspired from nature


 

 

 

I also noticed a trend of street wear dominating this seasons runway’s in Milan which was evident in the other collections presented during the men’s fashion week collections this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

The Designer exposes the desire of underdressing from the preconceptions and from the rules through garments distinguish themselves for the softness and purity

 

 

For more information on the brand please visit

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https://numero00.com

 

 

Disclaimer: I would like to thank Numero 00 for the invite to preview this seasons collection during Camera Moda Milan Fashion Week. All opinions expressed will be my own

 

SPYDER KOREA SPRING SUMMER 2020 MILAN FASHION WEEK MENS

SPYDER 2020 S/S MEN & WOMEN FASHION SHOW

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Spyder Korea presents their signature Sportswear for Spring Summer 2020 celebrating the warmest season, high-tech, appealing garments for water sports are introduced.

Renowned for their Athletic and Active Wear clothing the performance wear range is made for the gym, concrete jungle or in the midst of nature where cutting edge technologies, high performance materials and sleek contemporary design sit at the core of this season’s collection.

 

 

Neon tones, graphic motifs and geometric color blocking give an exciting attitude to seperates such as board shorts, T-shirts and surf tops to stay cool among the waves.

The ergonomic silhouettes are imaginatively designed to facilitate the body’s movements incorporating bold, energetic tones of orange, green and red are juxtaposed to graphic touches of white and black.

 

Mixing Urban Attitude, Geometric color blocking with spyder-shaped discreet logos pepper the styles, ranging from more eye-catching, multicolor training garments conceived to make a cool entrance at the gym

This seasons collection pays homage to the metropolitan lifestyle where creative director Christopher Bevans took inspiration from intricate city grids and subway metro maps for the Spyder Lifestyle range.Sharp graphic lines, contrasting bands running across the pieces or creating bold trims to exalt the eye-catching attitude of the collection meet the essential, functional yet highly impactful silhouettes of anoraks, tracksuits, hoodies, tanks tops and roomy waterproof jackets.

 

 

 


Minimal geometric graphics of the layered running outfits for contemporary ninjas camouflaging in the urban environment.

 


The color palette mixes black and white, bright blue, yellow, as well as the pink and orange tones of a charming pattern echoing the shades of the sky at sunset.

 

Key trends pieces included training backpacks and duffle bags reveal multiple pockets and ergonomic lines, while bags to wear across the body and funny packs shine bright with bold colors and audacious prints are a revival of the nineties sub cultures.

 

 

 

The energetic, dynamic vibe of the collection also reflects in the highly functional accessories, designed by the division’s creative director Peter Brunsberg, where the utilitarian practicality is combined with a cutting-edge design.

 

 

 

To find out more about the Brand please visit

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www.spyder.co.kr

 

Disclaimer: Many Thanks to Spyder Korea for the invitation to preview the new seasons collection at Camera Moda S/S 2020. All opinions expressed will be my own

IH NOM UH NIT PARIS SPRING SUMMER 2020 AT THE SHOW MILAN FASHION WEEK

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Creative Director Charles Jordan presented his label IH NOM UH NIT Paris at a private preview on the outskirts of Milan at Shambala with a Special guest Artist performance from U.S. Rapper Saint JHN it was just cool to see how street wear could take inspiration from other cultures including the Orient for the menswear collection that was unveiled yesterday during the catwalk show. Street style is one of the most key things that can influence and dictate trends so it’s always interesting to see how it differs from other fashion corners of the world.

WHAT I WORE: IH NOM UH NIT PARIS SS 2020 FEATURING SPECIAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE BY SAINT JHN

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Just getting ready to enjoy the weekend and the weather is looks great here in Milan. Here’s just an overview of my party outfit essentials for summer time and ways I like to dress up my favourite signature leather jacket with the most minimal details can make all the difference. If you feel like ditching your tailored jacket for an alternative staple for easy weekend wears go with a less structured look that feels relaxed and comfortable on the go during Milan fashion week Men. It can work wonders and create a whole new look even with the most basic casual separates that you match with a signature item is all you need to complete an outfit. My outfit choice was ideal to attend the IH NOM UT NIT Paris Spring Summer 2020 Show with special guest Artist Performance from US Rapper Saint JHN for an intimate secret gig at Shambala in Milan. It was a great pleasure to attend the preview of the new collection by Creative Director Chaz Jourdan and be part of this special event. It was so worth it traveling all the way from London just to be here and experience Fashion Week in Milan.

Styling Credits: Leather Biker Jacket; Iceberg Italy, White cotton buttoned oxford shirt; Polo Ralph Lauren, Slim Necktie; Primark Man, White skinny chino’s; United Colours of Benetton , Totebag; Iceberg Italy

 

Photography: Nadia Rashid

 

Disclaimer: All Opinions will be my own