the fashion lover’s guide to milan

Looking for a guide for your next trip to Milan or fancy a bit of armchair travel to explore the stories behind Italy’s fashion capital?

The Fashion Lover’s Guide gives you both: where to go, what to do and what to see alongside stories of the people and places behind Milan’s fashion history.

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If you wish to receive a press copy or wish to organise an online talk at your bookstore, boutique or cultural organisation, please write to me at rachaelmartinfreelance@gmail.com

Milan is the European fashion capital with one of the world’s most unique luxury fashion districts where the leaders of some of the most exclusive fashion houses are still living and working today. It’s the Italian city whose skyline has changed more than any, and whose fashion industry has extended to encompass the worlds of design, restaurants, bars, exhibition spaces, hotels and more.

Whether you’re looking for designer labels within the city’s luxury fashion district, prefer to browse the city’s boutiques or pick up some quality vintage at the city’s vintage shops and markets, this is the guide that will tell you where to go.

Split into geographical sections along with relevant maps, cultural highlights and suggestions for where to eat and drink, it places Milan as the city of fashion within the context of Italian fashion history and a city, and brings the stories of its people to life. Why did Milan become Italy’s fashion capital? And what does it offer the fashion lover as a city today?