The Spring/Summer Milan Fashion Week is gearing up to take the designer world by storm from September 20 through September 27. Hosted in Italy’s fashion mecca, this week-long fashion festival is the perfect jet-setting destination for anyone in search of style and creativity alongside the rich and famous. Ker & Downey is excited to offer an exclusive journey for fashion–forward travelers, providing behind-the-scenes access to the city’s hundreds of shows, presentations, and parties.
Our Milan Fashion Week essentials:
Armani Hotel Milano | Armani Hotel Milano is the premier choice for discerning travelers traveling to Milan Fashion Week. Personally styled by Giorgio Armani himself, the Armani Hotel Milano was designed to emulate the brand’s pillars of elegance, comfort, and sophistication. All rooms feature a vestibule entrance to give a residential feel to the spaces, and resplendent marble and stone baths are fitted with luxurious Armani bath amenities exclusive to the hotel. Luxury shopping is also within walking distance, including an Armani boutique on the hotel’s first floor and the nearby Armani/Silos, where you can fully immerse yourself in Giorgio Armani’s vision by exploring the 48,000 square foot display of Armani creations from 1980 through today.
Vogue Fashion’s Night Out | Together with an Italian designer – your personal guide and assistance – enjoy the opening festivities of Milan Fashion Week at Vogue Fashion’s Night Out. During this ‘out of the ordinary’ evening, all spotlights will be on the city’s shop windows as more than 600 designer storefronts transform their spaces into late-night gathering spaces with screenings, cocktail parties, DJ sets, cultural events, and concerts.
Private Atelier Visit | No visit to Milan is complete without an exclusive fashion experience in a private atelier – especial during Fashion Week. With your Ker & Downey guide, depart for an elegant 20th century building in the city center, where you will have the chance to meet an Italian stylist, known worldwide for their sophisticated and glamorous creations. While here, learn and discover all of the secrets behind a designer’s job: the drawings, the style, the choice, and implementation of the mood. You will also be able to assist with a model’s fitting and visit the designer’s private showroom, where you will be able to touch fabrics and accessories, discover secrets of the fashion industry, and purchase limited edition items unavailable to the public.
Personal Shopper | A personal shopper is the answer to any fashionista’s shopping dreams, especially in a city filled with so many designer options. With your personal shopper, take to the streets of the “Golden Quadrilatero” shopping district to discover the city’s finest Milanese boutiques and luxury brand stores, including famous storefronts and lesser known ateliers and showrooms. The benefit of having a personal shopper by your side is the flexibility it allows you – each storefront and must-find item is customized and filtered based on your personal interests and tastes.
VIP Fashion Show | Finally, make your way to one of the many top runway shows taking place during Milan Fashion Week. Visionaries from around the world will be showcasing their innovating Spring-Summer 2018 collections on the catwalk and rubbing elbows with the many celebrities and designers in attendance. With Ker & Downey, guests have access to VIP tickets at a show of their choosing, based on the Fashion Week calendar of events.
MonteNapoleone VIP Lounge | When the shows are over and the shopping complete, it is time to depart Milan in style at the MonteNapoleone VIP Lounge. Located in the heart of Milan’s Fashion District, this invitation-only lounge – beautifully designed in collaboration with Italy’s most prestigious names in design – offers elite travelers personalized luxury concierge service and VIP assistance allowing travelers to skip the stressful lines at the airport. Outgoing travelers may also leave their luggage and shopping bags at the lounge and have them sent ahead to the airport, ensuring a seamless and stylish departure worthy of your Milan Fashion Week experience.
Ready to head to Milan? Contact your Luxury Travel Consultant to start planning your Milan Fashion Week journey today.