Mon city-guide de Milan pour la FW dans le ELLE Ukraine
Mon premier article officiel pour le ELLE ! Je me roule par terre depuis ce matin. Elena Diachenko, l’éditeur qui s’occupe de mon cas m’avait demandé un topo sur Milan pour accompagner la Fashion Week qui démarre cette semaine, le 25/02. Pour moi, un séjour à Milan, même de courte durée, c’est un shoot de créativité en intraveineuse qui ne passe pas uniquement par la mode mais touche en transversale toutes les thématiques d’un quotidien italien. Le design et le concept de certains restaurants, les galeries d’art, les personnages entre vieux italiens à chapeaux et jeunes artistes… tout cela crée un fantastique terrain de jeu Made in Italy.
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Fashion week is here, again…
Hundreds of Gianvito Rossi stilettos running, Piaggio scooters racing, crazy taxis honking, fashion reports written in little cafes from smartphones… I feel it is my duty to anticipate the Milan city guide for the fashionistas who will come to the Italian fashion capital just before Paris!
Be prepared! You are not in Rome or Florence, and to really enjoy your stay in Milan, you must take the city the way she is: the vibrating epicenter of fashion and design, full of creative energy that spread to the kitchen of restaurants, and where it’s possible to have a good time given the adequate carnet d’adresse.
For fashion, on top of the Italian classics served on a silver platter in the fashion Quadrilateral, you have to check out the rising brands: Marco de Vincenzo, Vivetta, but also Piccione Piccione and San Andres Milano.
What’s the best way for a complete fashion update in no time? Go to first-rate multi-brand shops as Antonia, WaitandSee and of course Corso Como, where I also spend hours in the bookshop. Need accessories? Linda Bag from Sara Battaglia (sold at Excelsior Milano) with their colorful palette and jewel claps, and Ella Zulu from Gianlisa Bags (cute showroom in via Varese) are my two summer crush.
Cambiaghi Milan is the address to stock on hats before a long weekend in Capri. The models in straw with leather details will be perfect, don’t you think? Do you know Ginevra Dondina? She is the young designer behind the jewel brand Segnidigi where gold bracelet or ring is taking lightness and delicacy to its extreme!
FW can be exhausting, so let’s enjoy a bit of comfort in flat but stylish shoes. A pair of Amalfi blue strips slippers by CBMadeinItaly (Corso Garibaldi 50) would be my first choice with white trousers. Or what about a Milanese classic never-out-of-fashion: the ballerina Porselli, just around the corner from Teatro alla Scala. If you’re a vintage fanatic like me, Try Cavalli e Nastri, the best!
Even more than fashion, my favorite tour is to search for design inspirations. Italians combine textures and colors like no one else, creating a warm environment even in their workplaces!
In their showroom in Via Solferino, Dimore Studio displays an all-for-sale apartment concept, mixing their own collections and Italian masterpieces like Gio Ponti armchairs or Angelo Mangiarotti coffee table. They are officially the moment’s superstars, so make sure you stop by!
At Nilufar, one of the most important gallery in Milan, I observe the best of the mid 20 century designers (beautiful lamp collections, I’m addicted to lamps!). Last but not least, Fornasetti was under the spotlight in 2014 with an important retrospective. All the home products using his limitless imagination are divine. Tapestry, candles, plates… you’ll find a nice selection of products in Fornasetti Store corso Matteotti.
Milan’s cusine is not going to disappoint you… There are great classics like Giacomo Bistrot and 2 new places that you need to check out: book a table for lunch at Ceresio 7 (eat on the rooftop terrace if the weather is nice), and organize a private dinner at Carlo e Camilla Segheria, a unique concept! It is a new gastro-bistrot with a single ling table in a former sawmill built in 1929. Design and cooking meet in a unique setting with a mix of china by Richard Ginori. Wahoo effect!
To finish our Milan trip, 2 relaxed and cool spots: Lacerba, in the Crocetta neighborhood for great aperitivos and Biancolatte, my official canteen for delicious salads for a girls lunch. A quick coffee al volo? Historical places are the best, with experienced waiter in tuxedos. Have a coffee at Marchesi, recently bought by Prada or Cova, my 2 favourite places!
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