After a midday arrival and very thorough lunch, I took a (less-than charming) stroll across the city horizontally. This went from Port Nuova, about where I was staying, through the tourist and castle area, along a road of nothingness, which lead to a road of graffiti, and finally… to the Armani Spa and Armani Silos, seemingly in an un-glam corner of the city. But we made it.
I wasn’t totally sure what to expect and did not plan this in advance, which I must admit, was rather refreshing to just start off on a trek. City location aside- on the border of Navagli (did you want to see South Beach and Dirty Venice have a baby?), I absolutely loved the museum. The first floor was full of Emporio Armani and art installations telling its story. The upper three floors were pure magic- like walking into an issue of Vogue. It was very fun to see some pieces I remembered, and others that inspired for a number of reasons. If there is a fashion-lover in your life, make sure to spend an hour at the Armani Silos in Milan.
“I decided to call it Silos because this building used to store food, which is, of course essential for life. For me, just as much as food, clothes are also a part of life.” – Giorgio Armani.
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