Art and Fashion Milan
The latest venues for culture and art… and fashion
Art and fashion never seemed to go along together as well as in this days. Fashion key players seems to be all eager to become patrons of the art. In a city that has its reputation for style and keeps on renovating itself like Milan, it is certainly not out of place that fashion brands have leading roles even in a more specifically cultural field, like that of museums.
Here is probably why, both Prada and Armani, happen to be the proud founders of 2 extremely interesting new art venues in Milan.
Created on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Armani’s empire, Armani Silos is a real temple of his creativity, born out of a former 1950s Nestlé granary at via Bergognone 40 (where Tadao Ando-designed Armani’s showroom is also located). Four floors of outfits that have made the history of fashion, to get lost in!
If you are not satisfied yet with the fashion+art combo, have a look at the brand-new Fondazione Prada. Staged within a historic 20th-century distillery south of Milan’s city centre, it really goes beyond the traditional white museum box… it is actually gold! And do not expect to find another display of luxury outfits, on the contrary, the Foundation (and please, don’t call it ‘museum’) is solely devoted to contemporary art.
Fondazione Prada also opened the Osservatorio Prada, a detached space for temporary exhibition located at the rooftop of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Not only an art venue, but also a chance to have close and exclusive view of the pagoda glass roof top of the Galleria.
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