Milan gets ready to show its mettle

Fashion Week
Fashion Week
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This coming week, fashionistas from all over the world are heading for Italy’s fashion mecca, Milan, to view designer fashion for Spring/Summer 2016. If you’re en route to Milan to watch the shows between 23 and 29 September, Baroque Lifestyle has all the details of what’s on show, where to go, and where to eat

Yes, the spotlight is on fashion this coming week in Milan, but whenever you have a free moment, don’t forget to spend time exploring, to discover its magic. Milan is full of beautiful gardens and undiscovered squares, each offering a taste of what inspires the creativity for which Italy is so famous. You can find this when you explore the magnificent Duomo, see frescoes and paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, enjoy the opera at the world-famous La Scala, or just people-watch as the sun goes down with a coffee or aperitivo close by.


If you wish to see some celebrities, you’ll likely find many are staying at the brand new Mandarin Oriental hotel which opened a little more than a month ago. Its location, close to some of Italy’s most famous fashion houses around the famous shopping street, Via Monte Napoleone, make it a sure bet as a base for those who can afford it. It’s also worth exploring – it’s located in four completely renovated 18th Century buildings and offers everything necessary for the ultimate luxe city break, including two restaurants and an excellent spa. If you’re staying elsewhere, you can still visit and enjoy a drink at the bar. If you’re in the mood for cocktails, then head for Radetzky, which offers a selection of tasty snacks and cocktails. It’s on Corso Garibaldi.


Where to eat? Popular with the locals, head for Luini, close to the Duomo. Not as accessible, but also worth a try is Ratana, which offers an excellent three-course lunch.




Of course, the main reason you’re in town is to enjoy the shows, so here’s a list of the highlights from this year’s Milan Fashion Week Schedule:

23rd September

10.30 – Genny

14.00 – Les Copains

15.00 – Gucci

16.00 – Fay

17.00 – Alberta Ferretti

18.00 – N°21

19.00 – Fausto Puglisi

21.00 – Philipp Plein

24th September

9.30 – Max Mara

11.30 – Luisa Beccaria

12.30 – Fendi

14.00 – Anteprima

15.00 – Emilio Pucci

16.00 – Costume National

17.00 – Cristiano Burani

18.00 – Prada

19.00 – Byblos Milano

20.00 – Moschino

25th September

9.30 – Blumarine

10.30 – Emporio Armani

11.30 – Uma Wang

12.30 – Sportmax

14.00 – Etro

15.00 – Iceberg

16.00 – Marco De Vincenzo

17.00 – Tod’s

18.00 – Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

19.00 – Aigner

20.00 – Versace

26th September

09.30 – Bottega Veneta

11.30 – Antonio Marras

12.30 – Roberto Cavalli

13.15 – Leitmotiv

19.00 – Dsquared2

20.00 – Elisabetta Franchi

27th September

9.30 – Alberto Zambelli

10.30 – Marni

11.15 – John Richmond

12.00 – Laura Biagiotti

12.45 – Andrea Incontri

14.00 – Dolce & Gabbana

15.00 – MSGM

16.00 – Salvatore Ferragamo

17.00 – Trussardi

19.00 – Missoni

28th September

11.00 – Giorgio Armani

14.00 – Angelo Marani

14.45 – Mila Schön

16.00 – San Andres Milano

17.00 – Fatima Val

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