Salvatore Ferragamo SS20

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Fendi SS20

The scene was set. A glowing orange sunset at the end of the runway reminiscent of perfect sun-kissed holidays and long warm Italian days. The perfect backdrop for Fendi Spring Summer 2020 which was a rich hit of colour, texture and fresh air. As I sat looking at the golden glow of the stage it

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Sportmax Spring Summer 2020

  When travelling it’s always good advice to ‘do as the locals do’ as they say. So, while in Milan for the Spring 2020 shows, I wasted no time in sampling many a plate of Risotto alla Milanese in the Brera District, window shopped the afternoon away at Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle and found myself lost

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Max Mara SS20

The Max Mara Spring 2020 show began with a triple threat; Candice Swanepole, Gigi Hadid and Doutzen Kroes walking the runway side by side in grey utilitarian suiting. It was a statement for the world that Max Mara is designing for – strong women with serious business who are ready for action. In the preview,

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Notes From Milan

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Prada Fall 19 Ready To Wear

Fashion and romance have always gone hand in hand, but when you think of the relationship between the two it usually brings to mind spring florals and wistful gowns… Not Frankenstein, Wednesday Addams and black lace.  But it is here that we find Mrs Prada’s version of romance, a dark romance, set firmly in the

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Fountains jet water over entrance to Foster + Partners’ sunken Apple store in Milan

In Milan the latest Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store features a dramatic water feature in an update on the traditional Italian piazza. Sunk into the square, the steps down to the store form an amphitheatre with the curtain of water providing a backdrop. The eight-metre high glass walls contain a water feature that was, according

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes twisted Generali Tower in Milan

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a twisted tower that soars 170 metres above Milan, making it the third tallest building in the city. The international architecture firm’s recently completed Generali Tower is one of three skyscrapers being built at the CityLife development on the previous site of Milan’s trade fair grounds. Nicknamed Lo Storto, or, The Twisted One, Zaha Hadid Architects’

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Milan “will benefit from Brexit” as the city grows in confidence and status, say designers and critics

Milan is becoming a major cultural destination that could attract creative businesses away from London, according to leading figures in the city for its design week. Margriet Vollenberg, the Dutch curator behind the city’s Ventura Centrale and Venture Future exhibitions, said Milan was becoming a “world city”. “Brexit is an opportunity for Milan,” she said,

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Arup and CLS Architetti to build “Europe’s first 3D-printed house” at Milan design week

Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti have revealed plans to 3D print a one-bedroom house at this year’s Milan design week. Arup and CLS Architetti are creating the structure, which they describe as “Europe’s first 3D-printed one-bedroom house”, to highlight the potential of the technology. It is currently being 3D printed in a square near the Duomo cathedral, to be showcased

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OMA adds white concrete gallery tower to Fondazione Prada art centre in Milan

OMA has added another building to its Fondazione Prada complex in Milan, a white concrete tower that will showcase a collection of contemporary art. Torre is the last of three new buildings that Rem Koolhaas’ firm has added to the former distillery compound where the Fondazione Prada art centre is located, in Largo Isarco, southern Milan. Koolhaas and colleagues Chris van

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Piuarch transforms abandoned aircraft factory into Gucci’s Milan headquarters

Italian office Piuarch has converted a former aircraft manufacturing facility in Milan into fashion brand Gucci’s new headquarters, adding a glazed tower wrapped in metal sunscreens to the rows of the brick-clad hangars. The complex of warehouse buildings close to the city’s Linate airport was originally completed in 1915 to house the final assembly plant

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Winter in Milan

Since three years Christmas means a few days in Doesburg…
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Milan City Guide

The Italian culture is one of generosity but it’s never been quite so apparent as it was to me in Milan.

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Shiseido Spa Milan

I had a deep cleansing facial at the Shiseido Spa Milan before leaving for London.

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Hotel Magna Pars Suites Milano

A light bright hotel that combines beautiful Italian design with elegant fragrances.

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All four seasons coexist in Milan garden proposed by Carlo Ratti

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed plans for a covered garden in Milan, which would use climate-control technology to allow visitors to experience spring, summer, autumn and winter at any time of year. Carlo Ratti Associati designed The Garden of the Four Seasons to offer city-dwellers a closer glimpse of nature’s cycles. Summer, winter, autumn and spring are represented by four

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MAD and Stefano Boeri propose crinkled towers and vertical forests for Milan’s disused railway yards

MAD, Stefano Boeri Architetti and Mecanoo are among five architecture studios to unveil proposals to completely transform unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. Milanese practice Cino Zucchi Architetti and Barcelona studio EMBT Miralles Tagliabue also developed ideas to reinvigorate the seven disused railway yards. The five proposals emerged from a workshop held in December 2016, which invited architects to reimagine

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The Pyjama Traveler in Milan

The Pyjama Traveler in Milan Though to step out in one’s pyjamas is very un-Italian indeed. This editorial features: Silk Pyjama Shirt and Pant by Grana (use my code “JIAWAxGRANA” for 10% off, plus free shipping world wide) For a good many reasons, I always pack a pair (or two) of luxe silk pyjamas when I travel. On the one hand, it is for the simple practicality of sleeping with the softness of silk against the skin, and, on another – more supercilious – hand, to throw on for an impromptu photo-op in a luxurious interior, where a certain state of undress is warranted. Then, of course, there is the morning after the night before, where, in that very Italian way, the deliciously lengthy process of aperitif, dinner, and then drinks after (occasionally with a party in between) had progressed into the small hours, and one simply does not want to get dressed at all. However, the rub of it all is that, despite such elaborate evening activities, to step out in one’s pyjamas the next day, is very un-Italian indeed. The Milanese woman is closer to the patriarchal old world than many of their more progressive European counterparts (demonstrated also in […]

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Herzog & de Meuron completes gabled Feltrinelli Porta Volta building in Milan

A grid of glazing covers the long, gabled form of this Milan building designed by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron to host a research centre and offices. The Feltrinelli Porta Volta building occupies a plot of land in the city’s Porta Volta district – named after a gate in the 16th-century walls that once surrounded the city. Its elongated and pointed volume is carved up

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Oliver Gustav in NYC

You’ve heard me mention Fiona Lynch before right? The Australian Studio always creates impressive spaces but this is not some of their work, it’s from recent travels from NYC to Milan for ICFF and design week, respectively. This image is from an exhibi…

Kéré Architecture creates African-influenced Courtyard Village at Baroque palazzo in Milan

Milan 2016: an installation modelled on a typical African village has been built at Milan’s Palazzo Litta by Berlin architect Diébédo Francis Kéré (+ slideshow). Situated in the courtyard of the Baroque building, Kéré Architecture’s project is designed as a space for visitors to meet and interact. Kéré grew up in Burkino Faso, and took More

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Sunday Sanctuary: Arcadia

It might not surprise you to find out that this incredible space in Milan belongs to an architect. Giulio Minoletti is widely recognised as one of Milan’s most important design voices and from looking at this incredible apartment, it’s easy to see why. When it comes to interiors I most often find myself drawn to subtlety […]

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Chipperfield boycotts opening of his Milan museum amid legal proceedings

British architect David Chipperfield has refused to attend the opening of his Museo delle Culture museum and gallery complex in Milan, and is seeking court action over “defects” in the project. In a statement posted on the David Chipperfield Architects website, the firm claimed it had “played no part in the artistic supervision” of the building’s fit-out, […]

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind build a community of 650 homes in Milan

Angular balconies and timber panelling characterise these housing developments by architects Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind, both located in Milan’s fast-growing City Life district (+ slideshow). The two developments, named City Life Residences, form the south-west and south-east corners of the 366,000-square-metre site, which was created when the historic Fiera Milano exhibition centre relocated to the outskirts of the city in […]

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OMA’s Fondazione Prada art centre opens in Milan

Rem Koolhaas’ firm has converted a century-old distillery in Milan into a new arts centre for Fondazione Prada, featuring a “haunted house” clad in 24-karat gold leaf and a cinema camouflaged by mirrors (+ slideshow). OMA and its research arm AMO renovated seven buildings at the complex in Largo Isarco, southern Milan, and designed three new […]

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Milan Expo pavilions “haven’t a hope in hell” of completing in time

Two weeks ahead of opening day, the Milan Expo is still a building site and designers say some pavilions may not be finished in time. Speaking at the preview of the British pavilion this week, artist Wolfgang Buttress told Dezeen that a number of pavilions “haven’t have a hope in hell” of completing for the 1 May opening. […]

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David Chipperfield disowns Milan museum over “war of the floor”

David Chipperfield has renounced his Città delle Culture museum and gallery complex in Milan after a “pathetic dispute” over the quality of flooring material used. The British architect has accused Milan officials of ignoring his design and installing a poor quality stone floor throughout the £44 million complex, which is due to open later this month in the Italian city. […]

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Arup reveals plans for new AC Milan football stadium

News: engineering firm Arup has unveiled concept designs for a new football stadium with a removable roof for Italian football club AC Milan. Visualisations of the AC Milan home stadium show a football pitch sunken into the middle of a cluster of glazed blocks on a red flood-lit plaza in the centre of Milan. Some blocks feature […]
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AMO’s Fondazione Prada set to open in Milan

News: Prada’s art foundation has announced its new venue by OMA’s research arm AMO will open this May, featuring a bar designed by film director Wes Anderson. Scheduled to welcome visitors on 9 May, the Fondazione Prada will be located on a Milanese industrial site at Largo Isarco – south of Milan’s city centre and away from the brand’s headquarters. […]
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David Chipperfield’s City of Culture nears completion in Milan

News: these new images show the interiors and exteriors of David Chipperfield’s soon-to-complete museum and gallery complex in a converted steel factory in Milan (+ slideshow). David Chipperfield won a competition in 2000 to design the Città delle Culture (City of Culture) complex in the former Ansaldo factory, located south-west of the city in the […]

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