Milan, apart from being one of the greatest Italian cities, and one of the most cosmopolitan in the world, in the course of history has earned itself the title of “capital of fashion”. Like Paris and New York, the activity of the fashion system is concentrated also in Milan, with fashion weeks, academies for designers and enthusiasts of the sector, companies and boutiques of the best brands.
Synergistic meeting point for lovers of style and above all Made in Italy, the capital of Italian fashion is one of the places you shouldn’t miss if you want to get in touch with the world of fashion. There are many locations to visit, and each one is important, in its own way, for different reasons.
Which is the epicentre of fashion? the Lombard capital
Milan is the capital of Italian fashion. It is considered so for obvious reasons, a bit like Paris for France and New York for America. It is in Milan that the fashion weeks take place and it is in Milan that there is the greatest interchange between stylists, companies, professionals and style enthusiasts. The biggest buyers as well as the major boutiques are located right in the Lombard capital, in what has always been one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
5 reasons why Milan is the capital of fashion
Milan is the capital of fashion for five very valid reasons. The first being, of course, the fashion weeks that are organized on a fixed basis twice a year, in spring and autumn. The second is the presence of the fashion quadrilateral, synergistic shopping point for luxury brand lovers, with exclusive boutiques of the best designers. The third is trade: Milan, thanks to everything involving the fashion world, is also an important encounter point between supply and demand.
Indeed, it is the major point of commercial exchange. The largest wholesalers operate in Milan and the largest Made in Italy fashion companies are also present. The fourth reason is the presence of an endless network of higher education schools: fashion academies, marketing schools aimed at the fashion industry and thousands of agencies for aspiring models.
The fifth, no less important, is that Milan hosts the headquarters of the National Chamber of Fashion, the most prestigious association that deals with the fashion world in Italy.
Places to visit in Milan for fashion lovers
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Consider this: if you are eager to visit Italy and are looking for ideas on what to do in Italy, and you are passionate about art and fashion, Milan is definitely the city for you. Apart from the splendid iconic places to visit in the city, there are some real goodies for lovers of the fashion system.
Here are some of the most appealing:
- the quadrilateral of fashion: with its luxury boutiques
- Via Montenapoleone: for shopping sprees, both high-end and low-cost, thanks to the alternating presence of luxury boutiques and shopping chains for everyone
- a tour of the Fashion Hub Market: now in its sixth edition and located in Piazza Gae Aulenti (the market is only open for a few short periods during the year, usually during the fashion week).
The most awaited fashion events
Milan is the capital of fashion and it is within the splendid Lombard city that the men’s and women’s fashion weeks are held. These are the most awaited fashion events ever, because they present the future collections of the most popular designers in the world and because they represent a valid launch pad for beginners.
Between September and October (variable dates) the fashion week is held for the presentation of spring / summer collections. Between February and March the one for the fall / winter collections.