Italy is the place you breathe fashion, design, style and luxury. Rome, Florence and Venice have worldwide recognition for their elegance, culture and beauty. Italian fashion is a symbol of quality, prestige and refinement. Still, Milan is the center of fashion and design for Italy and world today. People come here to find the best of luxury and elegance, the pure essence of tradition and attention to detail; in other words, the genuine “Made in Italy” style.
This statement is used by centuries:
The silk industry from Lombardia, the historian region where Milan is located, dates back to 1300. Furthermore, the region is known for its production of quality cotton and linen. Solbiati, one of the best linen in the world and for many years supplier to Armani, was located not far away from Milan.
Today, the city is one of the world’s leading production centers of design, creativity and fashion.
Most of the major Fashion Houses and labels are based in Milan, even though many of them were founded in other cities. They include: Armani, Bottega Veneta, Canali, Costume National, Dolce & Gabbana, Dsquared, Etro, Iceberg, Les Copains, Marni, Missoni, Miu Miu, Moncler, Frankie Morello, Moschino, MSGM, N°21, Prada, Fausto Puglisi, Tod’s, Trussardi, Valentino, Versace, Giuseppe Zanotti, Zagliani, Ermenegildo Zegna, and the eyewear company Luxottica.
If Milan is the fashion capital of the world, then the Quadrilatero d’Oro district is the beating heart of this vibrant and stylish town. The district takes its geometrical name from the four main thoroughfares that surround it – via Monte Napoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and corso Venezia. Every inch of this area is tightly packed with the best of haute couture.
Via Monte Napoleone is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious streets in the world. Its name dates back to 1804, to the time of Napoleon’s rule.