For those who follow the fashion industry, Milan is considered to the fashion capital of the world. In fact, this city is recognized as the most important place across the globe for the fashion, even surpassing such places as Paris, London, and New York. Add to it the cities of Florence and Rome, and it is easily understandable why most of the most important fashion trends come out of Italy. This city was dubbed the “Fashion Capital of the World” in 2009 and has lived up to that name for decades.
Several of the world’s most famous fashion designers come out of Milan. This includes such names as Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Domenico Dolce, and Donatella Versace, among others. These names are synonymous with brilliance in fashion and all began their careers in this fabulous city.
Not only are famous designers from Milan or who got their start in Milan, but many of the most famous labels and houses in the industry are located in the Italian city. This includes Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Moncler, Moschino, Valentino, and Versace. Even eyewear giant Luxottica is based in Milan.
With so many innovators in the industry starting here and the great houses of fashion setting up shop here, this is a place where designers and fashion enthusiasts from all over the world come to get their start or to learn from the masters. There are tours that visitors can take of the top fashion houses, so they can see what goes into the work to create the brilliant garments that are produced here.
Twice a year fashion week comes to Milan. This occurs in the Spring and later in the Autumn of each year. There are also menswear shows that occur twice a year, one in the winter and the other in the late summer. Designers, critics, rivals, and the media come from all over the world for these shows, and images are displayed in virtually every fashion magazine and website around the world. It is a time when the hottest and most innovative ideas are on display for the world to see.
Of course, because of the draw of great fashion, it only makes sense that visitors can find shops and stores that feature the creations of these great fashion houses. There are even whole districts of areas dedicated to fashion, such as the Via Manzoni and Corso Venezia. If you want the hottest look for yourself, you will surely find it in Milan.