5 places with a connection to fashion in Milan

1) Costume moda immagine

Palazzo Morando is located in the ‘Fashion Quadrilateral’, the high-end shopping streets between Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia. A place to showcase and enhance the wealth of clothes and accessories from the past, analyse the image of the present and think of suggestions for the future.

exhibition at the Costume moda immagine

2) Theatro alla Scala Ansaldo Workshops

All the Scala Theatre’s workshops are located here on the former Ansaldo industrial site: 20.000 square metres of warehouses for crafts (set design, sculpture, carpentry...), costume design and laundry. They also store over 60.000 stage costumes here and there is also a stage space that is identical to the Piermarini stage (La Scala). English tours available.

costume workshop Theatro Alla Scala Ansaldo

3) Armani Silos

This former grain silos contain a curated selection of clothes by the fashion brand from 1980 to today on four floors. Sections such as Stars, Daywear, Exotism, Chromatism and Light epitomise the vision of ‘King Giorgio’ and his timeless aesthetic.

Armani Silos

4) Milano Fashion Library

This library, which originated in a private archive, narrates the history of fashion and clothing from the mid-19th century to the present, with magazines, publications – some very rare, catalogues, and lookbooks. They also have magazines specialised in knitwear, accessories and jewellery. An accessible and searchable collection.

books Fashion Library

5) APRITIMODA event

Made in Italy also means fashion. Visiting the workshops is a unique experience that allows you to appreciate the work of these people, that is synonymous with craftsmanship and culture. An event that invites the public to visit the fashion houses on an autumn weekend. Free admission.
fashion Apritimoda event

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