When it comes to fashion, the name of Italian city of Milan immediately conjures in our mind. Milan is synonymous to Italian Fashion and is acknowledged as the “Fashion Capital of the World”. Milan is one place in the world which becomes major haunt for fashionistas who descend to the city to participate in the biennial spring and fall fashion shows. When you visit Milan to see the fashion shows during spring or fall, you will be enthralled to see many fashion icons and models present there in strength. The city also welcomes hordes of international buyers during these premier events.
The Milan Men's Fashion Week is round the corner. So, book your flight tickets right away and start making preparations for Milan travel. This year Spring/Summer Milan Fashion Week is being held from June 21 through June 24, 2014. Get ready to be delighted with above 100 fashion shows and presentations taking place here. Nearly 10,000 buyers from different parts of the world will also arrive in Milan to make their purchases and see the latest trends in fashion.
If you are a fashionista into high fashion, the Milan Fashion Week is the best time to experience the ultimate in fashion while enjoying a vacation in Italy. This is absolutely the best opportunity for you to see major fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli showcasing their latest designs and creations. The Milan Fashion Week is among the four such internationally-acclaimed events. The other three fashion extravaganzas take place annually in Paris, London and New York.
When visiting Milan, it would just be worthwhile to know all about Italian Fashion. Though in Italy to term Fashion is akin to Milan, it is more of a misnomer to relate fashion to Milan exclusively. In Italy, fashion in fact means much more. It is widespread in the country and is not only related to a single city or region. Italy is a treasure-house of fashion products. You can see crafts workshops and small factories scattered all over the country producing fashion accessories, shoes, apparel and textiles. All the 20 regions in Italy are in some way or the other related to the fashion industry. There are some cities and regions that are quite active in comparison to others. Some of the places in the country have fashion-related craft traditions dating back to centuries. It can be said that for Italy fashion is a nationwide affair.
The city of Milan is particularly home to numerous big fashion brands. The headquarters of leading fashion brands such as Prada, Missoni, Krizia, Ferré and Armani are present in Milan. However, cities like Rome and Florence are well placed and rival Milan. These cities come next to Milan, and are widely acknowledged for their sophisticated culture and high-quality craftsmanship. Like Milan, these cities also greatly attract fashion designers, creative personnel and businesspersons. Famous fashion house Valentino has its main headquarters in Milan, while Rome is its second headquarters. Italy's premier educational institution Polimoda International Institute has its headquarters in Florence. The institution trains fashion professionals and new generation of designers. Other cities like Palermo, Turin and Naples also hold an important place in the world of Italian fashion.