SLIDING SUMMER DOORS.Thom Browne opened its first European brick-and-mortar store in Via Gesù 10. Issey Miyake unveiled its first Italian store in Milan located on the premises of the 19th-century building Palazzo Reina. Pasticceria Cova celebrates
its 200 years of history with a new look and enlarged spaces. The Via
Montenapoleone-based coffee and pastry house controlled by French luxury
conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, reopened its iconic
venue on Via Montenapoleone 8.
Via Montenapoleone Past Forward.
Sant Ambroeus Milano, the historical and refined pastry shop symbol of
the Milanese sweetness, kicked off its 80th anniversary festivities
with a cocktail party for the book “Sant Ambroeus. Ermenegildo Zegna
unveiled “Zegna Couture Bespoke Atelier”: from made-to-measure (a
made-to-measure suit costs upwards of €1,000) to bespoke (a bespoke suit
goes from €5,000 to €10,000), from slow luxury (you need to wait for
eight weeks) to very slow luxury (the tailors need at least three
Issey Miyake’s flagship and Fondazione Prada’s Osservatorio under the Xmas Tree.
Issey Miyake’s first Italian store will be opened on February 2017.
Fondazione Prada unveiled Osservatorio, a new gallery focused on
photography and its connection with other art disciplines and creative
forms of expression, in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II where Swarovsky
dressed the Xmas Tree. Brunello Cucinelli and Coach, opening soon in
Mirella Denti Jewellery, “so chic, so gorgeous”. There, in Mirella’s “lounge of dreams”, lie fabulous creations by Fabergé, David Webb, Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Van Cleef Arpels, Maboussin, Lalique, Bulgari and Mirella Denti.
Fashion R(e)Evolution, Exhibitions & Protest. ‘See-Now, Buy-Now’: R(e)Evolution or Semantic? Wait and See. It
wouldn’t be MILANO MODA DONNA Fashion Week without ‘R(e)Evolution,
Exhibitions & Protest’. The six-day event will see 73 runway shows,
90 presentations – nine of them by invitation – and another 13 events.
The Sartorialist’s LA PASSEGGIATA / THE WALK Outdoor Exhibition in Via
Montenapoleone. Royal Palace is to present the exhibition “THE ART OF
THE ITALIAN BIJOU”. Naked PETA Activists In Gas Masks Kick Off Milan
Fashion Week With Anti-Fur Protest. THE SHOW GOES ON!
G. Lorenzi, is back in Via Monte Napoleone! Italian luxury brand Larusmiani reserved an exclusive space for the wide range of Aldo Lorenzi’s exquisite accessories that found a new home in the historic Larusmiani Concept Boutique
at number 7 on Via Monte Napoleone. The boutique dates back to 1954 and
is the oldest tailor’s shop and ready to wear boutique on Via
Montenapoleone; Conde Nast Traveller and Wallpaper defined it as one of the ten best boutiques in the world. Guglielmo Miani and Aldo Lorenzi: the natural and brilliant elegance of two men who play with the essence of style and break the rules.
Via Gesù vs Savile Row.
The Quest for the Best. Men fashion is definitely taking centerstage in
growth these days as Milan launches its own version of Savile Row.
Milan's Via Gesù becomes “La Via Dell’Uomo”
("Men's Street") – a gentlemen's row, the epicenter of men’s Italian
lifestyle. The goal is to transfer the Via Gesù into a shopping street
exclusively for men, allowing the fast-paced gentleman of today to find
“all the services and accessories he is used to” all in one place. “Via
Gesù is more than Savile Row or any other shopping streets, which are
deserted after the stores are closed. It is a lively street, with
residences and which has held onto its authentic Milan-style vibrancy
with normal activities that take place every day,” says Umberto Angeloni, President and CEO of Caruso.