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The Fashion Lover's Guide to Milan (Kindle)

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By Rachael Martin
Imprint: White Owl
Series: City Guides
File Size: 51.7 MB (.mobi)
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Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781526733757
eBook Released: 17th May 2021


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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?

Even if I know Milan quite well this book made me discover some new places and I found it well researched and informative.

NetGalley, Anna Maria Giacomasso

Milan is one of the world’s four fashion capitals. It’s the city that sent Italian fashion onto an international stage during the 1970s and 1980s. Of course, Milan Fashion Week takes its place among the big four: New York, London, Milan and Paris, in that order.

People such as Gianni Versace and his sister Donatella, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre, Rosita and Ottavio Missoni, Valentino, Krizia, Walter Albini, Romeo Gigli, Franco Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, and Tom Ford for Gucci have all played a part in the fashion city’s glory. Some, such as Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli, are still living and working in Milan.

Martin encourages readers to savour the city. Browse Milan’s luxury fashion district. Take in some culture around the Piazza Duomo where the famous cathedral is located. Visit the museums, sit in the cafes. Walk along the streets of the different neighbourhoods. Choose a bar and relish an aperitivo.

‘The Fashion Lover’s Guide to Milan’ has a very accessible format and the author’s enthusiastic tone is refreshing. The book is highlighted with stunning photographs and includes maps. If you’re a fashion lover or traveller, I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have. It is also for dreamers, who don’t travel, but dream of the day they will. Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal guide for exploring Milan.

NetGalley, Michelle McGrane

This eye-catching little book is a fashion accessory in its own right.

Beautifully glossy and slim enough to slip into a handbag, The Fashion Lover’s Guide to Milan is a guide to shopping, eating, and taking in some of the culture of Milan. Rachael Martin, originally from the UK, fell for Italy and an Italian in the late 1990s, made the country her home, and so combines an insider’s knowledge of her local city with a visitor’s delight in all that is special about it. … In short this is not only a handy little travel companion for a future holiday or city break, it’s also a delightful book to pore over during these pandemic-restricted times, perhaps sipping Sicilian lemonade and dreaming of travel opportunities to come.

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Katrina Robinson

About Rachael Martin

Rachael Martin is a British writer who has lived just north of Milan for over twenty years. She writes about travel, culture, the arts and food in Italy for online and print publications. She has a special interest in the city of Milan and its fashion history, and in the stories of the women involved.

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