What could signify Milan’s progressive fashion better than the latest headline highlighting how Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing has launched the one-of-kind fashion stores with Oculus VR headsets? It marks the ultimate collaboration of technology with fashion.
Milan apart from being crowned as a fashion capital of the world several times is also the economic power capital of Italy. Milan has been an ideal destination for fashion enthusiast as well as for youths looking to pursue fashion as a career, courtesy it’s glorified fashion history dating back to 1880’s. The quality of fabric, somber pattern, the intricate tailoring, moderation regarding decoration has made Milan, a favorite amongst the top fashion cities in the world.
Let’s have a look as to what makes this city, a nirvana for fashion lovers:
Having been home to a fashion-conscious society since the Middle Ages and the times of Renaissance, Milan gained a prominent seat in the big four global fashion capital. With being long established in the field of fashion, textile, and design, Milan was first called the fashion capital of the world by none other than the famous inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci.
You can find most of the fashion and jewelry luxury brands at the celebrated Quadrilatero d’oro or the golden rectangle as most people call it. This tangle of the street is the home to several flagship stores and is known to be one of the chicest and expensive fashion street in the world.If you don’t have much time to spare, you can visit only this street. It’s a 53 minutes taxi ride from the Milan Airport.
Sex and The City and Gossip Girl had a massive following, to which the storyline must not be entirely credited. These series were appreciated worldwide, irrespective of the age group and gender. The reason being Serena Vanderwoodsen haute couture/Blair’s Prada handbags. We can’t possibly forget how we fell in head-over-heels love when Carrie Bradshaw was on a shopping spree with her gal-pals and Labels or Love was playing in the background. Remember Gucci, Fendi, Prada purses? Well, you can thank Italy for being home to these exemplary fashion designer who bestowed the world with their luxury labels. For the ardent lovers of ‘it girl’ fashion, one must hit the streets of Milano Unica, where you will find the best of glamorous outfits to add to your pin-up closet. Located in Viale Sarca, this street is a 43 minutes taxi ride from the Milan Airport.
Milan has something for everybody’s choice of fashion. For the free-spirited and hippy fashionistas, Brera district is the ultimate destination.
For those fashion agog yearning to have a look at the work of local artisans, the quaint Porta Ticinese quarter will take them back in time with its vintage shops. It also has the only official store of Vans in Milan. It’s a 52 minutes taxi ride from the Milan Airport.
For folks looking to make a career out of fashion by studying in Milan, Istituto Marangoni and International Academy of Haute Couture and Art of Costume offer various courses like fashion product management, costume design, fashion business and much more.
Irrespective of what appeals to whom, be it fashion, cuisines, art or culture; Milan should be on everyone’s travel list.