WHERE TO SLEEP?
Fancy being fully submerged in Fashion in one of Milan’s works of arts then Maison Moschino is the place for you. Originally an ex-railway station this statuesque building has been converted (under Rossella Jardini’s watchful eye) into one of the most welcoming and inspirational places. Perfectly located near the city center and most importantly close to our very favorite store Corso Como 10 (a must see) it is ideal to move around town without too much hassle. Added bonus Maison Moschino also offers spa treatments in house, which is ideal after a day of shopping and show hopping. Each room exerts the essence of Moschino from fairytale to couture and imagination is key to fully appreciate the décor. These incredibly farfetched and almost theatrical interiors will make you feel like Alice in Wonderland. What’s more if you were to fall head over heels for anything in the hotel chances are, you will be able to buy it from the lobby boutique. Truely a Milan fashion week spot! Starting from 160 euros per night.
Maison Moschino /Viale Monte Grappa 12, 20124 Milan /Tel: 02 29 00 98 58 /Website: www.maisonmoschino.com
If you have free time we strongly recommend you check out the Andy Warhol exhibition at Palazzo Reale (entrance fee is € 11) as well the Coco Chanel: a new portrait by Marion Pike showing at Palazzo Morando (free admission).
Corso Como 10 – A conceptual boutique where art meets fashion.
Via Montenapoleone/ Via Spiga- Two of Milan’s most famous shopping streets for high end designer boutiques.
Via Torino/ Ticinese – Slightly more affordable with independent stores, and big high street names such as Zara, and Mango. Head to Porta Ticinese for some vintage shopping.
WHAT TO DO?
The one thing that’s absolutely sure is that you cannot go to Milan and not have aperitivo. It is such a vital part of the Italian culture that we have put together 3 places that will impress your most fashion forward friends.
Bamboo bar Famous for its beautiful view over Milan’s skyline, Bamboo bar is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Prosecco and finger food surrounded by state of the art interiors.
Cocktails starting from 18 euros. Via Manzoni 31 | 7th Floor of the Armani Hotel Milano, Milan0
Bar Martini Located inside the Dolce&Gabbana store, the martini bar is the result of a joint venture between two of Italy’s best-known brands. There is no better place to enjoy designer martinis and socialize with the milanese fashion crowd.
Cocktails starting from 12 euros. Corso Venezia, 15, Milano
Fioraio Bianchi When the essence of a french style bistrot lands in the heart of Brera you get Fioraio Bianchi Caffe, a delightful and unique concept where italian cuisine and a flower shop merge into a one of a kind sensorial journey. Milan’s best kept secret for the perfect wine and dine experience during the fashion week.
Glass of wine starting from 7 euros. Via Montebello,7, Milano