10 Corso Como
On top of our list a cannot miss experience, a concept store founded by Carla Sozzani in 1990, located in the pulsing art of the city you can understand why Milan is so loved: in the same place you can find seasonal exhibitions of artists and fashion photographer that are institutions in the field but never boring, a bookstore with a finely curated selection of fashion, photography and designs pieces, a 5 stories store of slow fashion, selected clothes of the most researched brands and a luxurious bar with a beautiful terrace that takes the attention to detail to another level.
We find it really difficult to have any reason not to suggest it.
Founded in 1993 by Miuccia herself and directed by Rem Koolhaas, inside this incredible architecture complex you can feast your eyes with her beautiful sense of taste: other than the 9 story La Torre building that host just the permanent collection, the selection of contemporary art exhibitions never cease to surprise, as well as the beautiful library where is possible to study, or the Foyer of the Cinema with a really interesting selection of movie and the stunning Bar Luce, designed by none less than Wes Anderson.
Pirelli Hangar Bicocca
This really imponent ex-industrial complex really doesn’t shy in size, the not-anymore-warehouse converted in 7.000 square meters dedicated to contemporary art, and if you like a brutalist minimal environment you will love it. Inside you can find the permanent installation by Anslem Kiefer “The Seven Heavenly Palaces”, 90 tons of concrete shy of tens of meters, a must-see breathtaking experience. The exhibitions are always the avant-garde in the matter of contemporary art, never frontal but always try to lure the spectator inside the pieces with multisensorial experiences.
When finished, you’ll be able to rest your eyes in a simple but fancy bar.
Triennale Milano – Palazzo dell’Arte
The Art Palace, built in 1933 to host the triennial art exhibition, it’s located in the splendid Sempione Park, just near the Sforza Castle and the Peace Arch, this museum is more architecture oriented, in fact the permanent Italian design collection is a must see, but it also has two beautiful libraries, the Theater of Art that hosts both plays and concert, and often hosts art exhibitions both inside or either outside in the very relaxing garden, with installations, performances and concerts.
MUDEC (Museo delle Culture di Milano)
The Museum of Culture of Milan, designed by the architect David Chipperfield is really a striking museum, in both its relevant and fascinating design but also in its miscellaneous choice of exhibitions that varies from Chinese and Egytpian migrations, to photographer like David LaChapelle or Henri Cartier Bresson, to great masters like Joan Miró and Marc Chagall, to fashion, never resulting boring or already seen. It is also impossible not to mention the bookstore and bar, but mostly the location, in the historical Tortona District just near Navigli, which hosts event and nightlife all year around, but becomes the main artery of the city during the furniture expo.
Opened in 2015 by the mind of the designer Giorgio Armani, it is located very close to MUDEC. Its brutalist design extends vertically over four floors and 4.500 square meters, it hosts foremost fashion with the permanent collection that grant an access to the evolutions of the brand, its inspirations and some incredible pieces archive you won’t be able to see anywhere else. On the ground floor usually are hosted photography exhibitions, mostly Magnum fashion photographer, always relevant and with character.
If you want to take a peek inside the mind of a fashion genius, don’t miss on it.