How Milan fashion week made me a better person
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Milan does not live for the Fashion week because fashion lives there 24/7, 365 days in the year. People there also know how to appreciate some quality time they can enjoy there every single moment, as well as the great food, beverages, emotions, music, art, architecture. A slow walk in the streets of the city can fill your senses with beauty and give you the most precious style ideas and fashion combinations!
Looks like the city never sleeps, I’ve been there during different periods of the year, and number of visitors is almost proportional and 24 hours a day. I don’t know how they manage, but even with all this people streets and surfaces are incredibly clean and maintained.
I am literally every single time amazed by the eclectic of the buildings – so many different styles and ages co-habit in a perfect harmony. I cannot get my eyes off of them and constantly think this is a great approach to apply when selecting clothes.
And again fashion – I can hardly describe the excitement I felt before this first Milan fashion week for me. An overview of the collections and trends I got impressed by is to follow shortly. However, here are some highlights:
Starting with Max Mara and the big game. Seeing your name front row at such show is a dream come true. Extraordinary professionalism, quality, perfection. You just sit there and there are Natasha Poly, Gigi Hadid, Lily Donaldson and other supermodels on the catwalk demonstrating examples of exquisite work, class, style and luxury.
Watch the finale of the show here.
The fairytale by Luisa Beccaria made me think I was in a parallel universe:
There was also Krizia show, a brand I like since my teenage and for which I changed last minute my flight back to Sofia (it was totally worth) 😉
See all the models here.
The debut of Annakiki during MFW:
Watch the final catwalk here.
Some of the coolest shoes I’ve seen recently, presented in such a friendly environment I did not want to leave:
The full collection is here – check it, it is amazing!
I particularly liked the effortlessness of the hair, falling freely on the shoulders, far from any pompousness.
I am pretty sure when Oscar Wilde said: I can resist anything but temptation, he meant Italian food. I am absolutely convinced nice emotions help for the fastest calories burn. The best thing is Milan offers plenty of cool and non-tourist places with great menus.
As for me, for nothing in the world, I would skip a light lunch of a cup of coffee on the terrace of Rinascente, the view to the towers of Duomo is unforgettable and addictive.
The sense of time and the beauty of the moment is strongly present in Milan. My way is either to sit and have a cup of espresso in the nearest restaurant of the neighborhood or just walking around the downtown streets. I have the impression there is time for everything (I attended a fashion show which started an hour later than scheduled! But collection was great ;)).
And, as this is Milan, while wandering around, you can bump into an unexpected meeting:
First you see a crowd, shooting and no one knows who is the celebrity inside!
Then, all of a sudden someone shouts: hey, this is Lewis Hamilton! 😉
And I am actually a pretty good paparazzi, right?
Stay in Milan
Even if it looks like quite a compact and very well organized in terms of transports, Milan is a big city and locomotion takes time. (I adore the fact there are circulating trams from the beginning of the 20th century next to the latest models). Taking the tram in Milan is a great experience but if you have strict schedule and invitations for shows and presentations, location is crucial!
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Special thanks to Grazia Bulgaria! To be continued.0