Highlights of the International Menswear Collections at Camera Moda Uomo Autuno Inverno 2020
As one of the most important dates in the fashion calendar, all focus will be on Milan over the next few days as Fashion Houses are preparing to reveal their new season’s collections for Fall Winter 2020. Camera Moda the official event organiser for Milan Fashion Week returns this season with a jam packed schedule of catwalk shows, presentations and events to celebrate Men’s Fashion Week with style and flair.
The thrilling line up on the fashion week schedule has both established designers as well as emerging talent, even more reason to secure your spot on the FROW for a close up of this seasons key trends.
DUOMO Milano – Italy. It was honestly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever set eyes on with a long climb to the roof before lunch then heading to a catwalk show. Great weather too! Surprising for January.
We visited the Designer Showrooms Milan – one of our favourites from Men’s Fashion Week. I spoke with the Designer Matteo Bigliardi and told me how they are going for a new way of doing Tuxedos. I’ve never seen anything like it I thought it was excellent. Everything was so high quality and well made. I loved the coordinating sets and tried on one of the comfiest coats ever too.
Day three in Italy – from Prato to Milan! the past couple of days just flew by. Follow us around Milan during Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week where Jenny spends as much time having an outfit crisis as we do eating pasta! We sat Front Row at Numero 00, Spyder Active to Iceberg including attending the Cesare Paciotti Men’s Shoes presentation with a Champagne reception and canapés before doing a second outfit change for the late evening runway show. The day ended with an epic After Party for Iceberg at Alcatraz club Milan.
Not forgetting AC and Inter Milan Football Clubs for all you avid sports fans out there. For those intrigued about discovering Milan, if you like Paris then you came to the right place for sought after luxury designer shopping and high end restaurants take your fancy
The city’s historical landmarks the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral testify to centuries of art and culture including Leonardo da vinci’s mural ‘the last supper’ housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent pays homage to the grandeur of Italian Renaissance.
THE BEST HOTELS IN MILAN
NYX HOTEL MILAN
This stylish new concept and contemporary hotel in the heart of Milan’s city centre is every fashionista’s dream as it’s very close to all the main attractions and just a stone’s throw away from the shopping Mecca of via Corso Buenos Aires and Central Station area of Eateries, bars and bustling nightlife. Metro station access Republica, Centrale and Porto Venezia are all within walking distance from the hotel.
The historic Landmark Duomo di Milano is one of Milan’s most treasured gems being the most grandest Cathedrals in the world that you will ever encounter with its Gothic architecture is quite impressive in all it’s all awe and beauty. I really do think it’s worth visiting and you can gain access to the inside of the building by buying a ticket pass for a couple of hours at a price of 3-4 Euro’s. Tickets can be purchased by the issuing tourist ticket office nearby which is not alot as you get to admire the art work of the cathedrals stained glass windows and visit the Crypt in the lower levels of the building. Separate passes for lift access to the roof is also available at a extra cost too for great views over the city.
Top image: Stain Glassed Window. This image Rooftop of Milan’s Cathedral
Just imagine the streets aligned with an array of your favourite restaurants and bars to cater to all cuisines both local and international taste this would be where it’s at. It’s like a mini Amsterdam situated along the canal as you watch the day go by. But just remember restaurants close at 3pm and re-open at 7pm to bear this in mind compared to what you’re used to elsewhere in the world. But you must try The Apitervo bars and restaurants who offer a complimentary drink and a food buffet offered at various places along the canal and rather enjoyed taking a stroll along the canal and worth exploring day or night.
MILAN FASHION WEEK
Arriving in Milan for Men’s Fashion Week over the summer I just did not know what to expect as it was my first hand experience of visiting the city while doing a bit of sightseeing in between the shows. Already I just knew there was so much I wanted to see and experience during the next few days before returning home to London. Just out of curiosity I was so keen to compare how the Italian’s do fashion week over here in Milan compared to us Brit’s in London. It really took me by surprise how good it actually turned out – no words. Camera Moda the equivalent of the British Fashion Council organise the bi-annual Fashion Week Schedule which require accreditation for both Press and Photographer’s if you happen to get approval is a great way to take in shows and atmosphere during the duration of Milan Fashion Week. But, if you’re not one of the lucky few who can secure an invitation you can still hang around outside the shows and do some street style spotting of fashion influencers on the scene and participate as a blog photographer.
DISCOVER A TASTE OF CULTURE THROUGH CUISINE
OSTERIA MAMMA ROSA
The first thing which comes to mind when you think about living the Italian way of life is culture through cuisine and only the finest authentic food can be found at this Top Milanese Restaurant Osteria Mamma Rosa just off the trendy Corso Buenos Airies. My favourite signature dish here has to be the Sea Bass prepared the Liguria way served with potatoes’ as an alternative to the Grilled Seabass which is also delightfully sumptuous. On arrival prosecco is served before dinner as a gesture of good will and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming at this family run restaurant in the heart of Milan.
Ligurian way Sea Bass Fillet with violet potatoes, olives, and “pinoli” pine nuts
In Italy there are so much choice when it comes to desert especially the selection of Gelato Icecream you can find in various icecream palours dotted around the city such as this place I found ‘Vechi’. The mango sorbet and strawberry with a bit of chocolate was the best way to cool off during a hot summers day in the city while sight seeing in Milan.
The signature drink when you come to Italy had to be my favorite always the Aperol Spritz that really reminds of summer and it’s so refreshing with its blend of Aperol liqueur, Prosecco and Soda Water combination is my go to drink during Milan Fashion Week.
DESIGNER FASHION LABELS & SHOPPING
GALLERIA EMANUELE VITTORIO II
The Galleria Emanuele Vittorio II is Milan’s premiere shopping destination that houses all under one roof the world’s most exclusive designer label boutiques from Prada, GUCCI to Chanel and more. Inside this elegant four storey arcade you’ll find high end restaurants if you want to experience authentic Italian cuisine and luxury cafes to unwind after an afternoon of shopping. It’s also a short stroll just outside of the Duomo di Milano piazza which connects with Teatro alla Scala if you want to admire and catch a glimpse of Milanese renaissance in all its splendor.
CORSO BUENOS AIRES
The Corso Buenos Aires the equivalent of London’s Oxford Street you’ll find everything from high street brands, independent small boutiques to designer labels and shop till your heart’s content if you wish. Compared to the shopping streets of London it’s less overcrowded and a bit more laid back so you can shop with ease.
VIA MONTENAPOLEONE MILAN’S DESIGNER SHOPPING STREET
When you come to Milan I highly recommend checking out the Montenapoleone District for its luxury fashion boutiques serving the well heeled and discerning clientele. If you’re after the latest styles from the international catwalks you will find it here from big name luxury fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabanna, Missoni, Versace and many more. This neighborhood is rich in history showcasing fine craftsmanship based on tradition to luxury fashion where money talks in this town. Once a upon a time the street was home to aristocrats and the choice of wealthy families who resided here to open ateliers, boutiques and jewelers.
HOW TO GET THERE
Milan has two Airports Malpensa and Linate that serve both Europe as well as connecting International destinations worldwide. The airport with the closest proximity to the City is Linate which is 20 mins a Taxi to the city center and Malpensa 45 mins drive away.
From the U.K Milan is easily accessed by a short haul flight journey duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport with EasyJet and cost approximately £ 89 return which is fantastic value. You can always rely on EasyJet for competitive price and great customer service with a warm welcome from it’s friendly staff who are always very helpful.
I really recommend booking the extra add-ons when booking your flight through EasyJet such as extra leg room and speedy boarding as it makes all the difference so you can travel with ease and not need to worry about being in held up so you spend less time at the Airport.
Airport Transfer’s from Linate into the City Centre I would suggest taking a Taxi outside the Airport as it’s the easier option than taking public transport and cost approx 20 – 30 Euro’s or there’s the option of using an UBER which is available in Milan too if you prefer using this service is present in many countries worldwide.
For more information and booking inquiries on Flights to Milan Linate or Malpensa please visit EasyJet Airline
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For Numero 00 Spring Summer 2020 Creative Director Valerio Farina explores the sensory journey of freedom, lightness, simplicity and natural elements to present this season’s collection. He wanted to portray a feeling of escapism from the stereotype of metropolis city life where he prefers a natural approach to living in favor of softness and purity which are reflected in the design of the garments distinguished by the light and fluid use of fabrics.
Organic pieces take centre stage to enhance fit and its silhouettes bringing them to life where the rich colour palettes influenced by nature and the five elements of the universe Ayurveda evoke water, air, fire and earth.
The designer hopes the sensory approach of returning to Mother Nature will inspire the wearer to connect emotionally with the pieces as an awakening of consciousness that connects them to the issues of an ideology for an eco sustainable world to make better informed choices.
Feel Natural, Freedom, Lightness are the destinations of the sensory journey, which has brought the designer Valerio Farina to the conceive of the collection for Numero 00 SS20
Looking closely at the collection these messages are embedded in the garments to feature conflicting artworks against the single use of plastic objects including the use of organic and recycled fabrics defining the feel natural theme of this collection.
The Colour palette used – blue celeste, rust colour, grey, white, sage green inspired from nature
I also noticed a trend of street wear dominating this seasons runway’s in Milan which was evident in the other collections presented during the men’s fashion week collections this summer.
The Designer exposes the desire of underdressing from the preconceptions and from the rules through garments distinguish themselves for the softness and purity
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Disclaimer: I would like to thank Numero 00 for the invite to preview this seasons collection during Camera Moda Milan Fashion Week. All opinions expressed will be my own
Disclosure: #AD A huge thank you to EasyJet.com for sponsoring my return flights itinerary between Milan and London during Uomo Camera Moda Milano Men’s Fashion Week. As always all opinions will be my own and I only choose to review brands I would use my myself to give honest feedback about my experiences during a review.
Spyder Korea presents their signature Sportswear for Spring Summer 2020 celebrating the warmest season, high-tech, appealing garments for water sports are introduced.
Renowned for their Athletic and Active Wear clothing the performance wear range is made for the gym, concrete jungle or in the midst of nature where cutting edge technologies, high performance materials and sleek contemporary design sit at the core of this season’s collection.
Neon tones, graphic motifs and geometric color blocking give an exciting attitude to seperates such as board shorts, T-shirts and surf tops to stay cool among the waves.
The ergonomic silhouettes are imaginatively designed to facilitate the body’s movements incorporating bold, energetic tones of orange, green and red are juxtaposed to graphic touches of white and black.
Mixing Urban Attitude, Geometric color blocking with spyder-shaped discreet logos pepper the styles, ranging from more eye-catching, multicolor training garments conceived to make a cool entrance at the gym
This seasons collection pays homage to the metropolitan lifestyle where creative director Christopher Bevans took inspiration from intricate city grids and subway metro maps for the Spyder Lifestyle range.Sharp graphic lines, contrasting bands running across the pieces or creating bold trims to exalt the eye-catching attitude of the collection meet the essential, functional yet highly impactful silhouettes of anoraks, tracksuits, hoodies, tanks tops and roomy waterproof jackets.
Minimal geometric graphics of the layered running outfits for contemporary ninjas camouflaging in the urban environment.
The color palette mixes black and white, bright blue, yellow, as well as the pink and orange tones of a charming pattern echoing the shades of the sky at sunset.
Key trends pieces included training backpacks and duffle bags reveal multiple pockets and ergonomic lines, while bags to wear across the body and funny packs shine bright with bold colors and audacious prints are a revival of the nineties sub cultures.
The energetic, dynamic vibe of the collection also reflects in the highly functional accessories, designed by the division’s creative director Peter Brunsberg, where the utilitarian practicality is combined with a cutting-edge design.
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Disclaimer: Many Thanks to Spyder Korea for the invitation to preview the new seasons collection at Camera Moda S/S 2020. All opinions expressed will be my own
Ciao Milano Fashion Week! I have missed this city, the morning espresso’s and cappuccinos, the fresh pasta, the Prosecco and Milanese vibe! I haven’t been to Milan since last 2 years and I was so thrilled to be back for MFW and checking out my favourite stores and restaurants.
The first day was all about classic summer staples and denim
The second day was all about mixing smart casual and classic statement pieces
The first thing which comes to mind when you think about living the Italian way of life is culture through cuisine and only the finest authentic food can be found at this Top Milanese Restaurant Osteria Mamma Rosa just off the trendy Corso Buenos Airies within walking distance of Porto Venezia.
In Italy an Osteria restaurant cuisine serves a selection of wine and food which is known especially for local specialities such as pasta dishes, grilled meat or fish where menu’s selections tend to be short. Throughout history some traditional Osteria establishment’s dates even far back as to the 14th and 15th Century. Upon my visit to Milan for Fashion Week in between the shows and events I managed to visit here a couple of times to dine with friends. This hidden gem in the heart of Milan’s City Centre has to be by far one of my favourite restaurant experiences so far for Italian cuisine and hope to return soon next time I visit again for fashion week.
My favourite signature dish here has to be the Sea Bass prepared the Liguria way served with potatoes’ as an alternative to the Grilled Seabass which is also delightfully sumptuous. On arrival prosecco is served before dinner as a gesture of good will and the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming at this family run restaurant in the heart of Milan. Walk in’s are welcome during busy hours. Great food and fantastic atmosphere to enjoy culinary delights just like a local at this fine establishment in the center of Milan.
Ligurian way Sea Bass Fillet with violet potatoes, olives, and “pinoli” pine nuts
Address: Piazza Cincinnato, 4, 20124 Milan MI, Italy
Tel +39 02 2952 2076
To find out more about Osteria Mamma Rosa please visit their website below or to enquire about reservations
Disclaimer: I went to visit Osteria Mamma Rosa through personal recommendations of friends staying in the city. All Opinions will be own