Milan has long been voted as one of the capitals of style and fashion in the world. Whether you are visiting for work or leisure, look into some of the many possibilities to get up close with Fashion, Art and Design in the city.
During the week of the Milan Furniture Fair every year, the famous Brera district is turned into a hub in support of supremacy in design, fashion and culture. Up and coming artists and designers showcase clothing, interiors, art and temporary spaces all around the city while established brands liven up the city with events day and night. While you’re in the neighbourhoods, between via Tortona and Via Savona you will find another event during the Furniture Fair – Tortona Design Week, during which the work of young talented designers is on show.
Another great foundation is the Nicola Trussardi Foundation that is considered a key institution for contemporary art in Milan.
Milan is home to many museums and art galleries like The Brera Art Gallery, The Museum of Twentieth Century, The Achille Castiglioni Studio Museum, Kartell Museum and the Alessi Museum to name but a few.
In central Milan there is the Design Library with some inspiring workspaces, currently the only library in Italy totally dedicated to design.
Milan also claimed the title of top fashion capital in the world with the showcase event being Milan Fashion Week taking place twice yearly in the city. A must to go place for shopping is definitely Via Montenapoleone, a real key spot for fashion and design. The luxury (and some of the most expensive stores in Milan) are located in the area between Via Pietro Verri, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Della Spiga, together with Via Montenapoleone forming the fashion rectangle. A must even if only for window shopping…
The exclusive shopping area in nearby Via della Spiga recently became Milan’s first “Smart Street” to make the city smarter by considering different energy saving opportunities.