Italian Fashion Industry – Milan and the Fashion week
As one of the largest cities in Italy, Milan draws in the crowds as one of the world capitals of fashion—along with New York City, London, and Paris. Indeed, the English word ‘milliner’ is derived from the name of the city. Many of the world’s best fashion houses were created and reside here, all strung along via Montenapoleone, while the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the Piazza Duomo is reputed to be the world's oldest shopping mall.
Milan Fashion Week is held twice a year in the February and September, where famous fashion designers show their latest collections. The SRISA Milan Field Trip coincides with Milan Fashion Week, and as such SRISA fashion students will get the chance to attend some exclusive fashion week events with their professor as a guide.
Along with its eternal elegance and style, Milan is home to the second largest cathedral in the world and the world's largest collection of marble statues with the widely visible golden Madonna statue on top of the spire, la Madunina (little Madonna), the symbol of Milan. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana contains drawings and notebooks by Leonardo da Vinci among its vast holdings of books, manuscripts, and drawings, and is one of the main repositories of European culture. The city is also the home of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.