Exclusive: Christopher Kane's Guide To Milan

04/08/2014 12:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

christopher-kane-milanChristopher Kane in Milan. Photo: Christopher Kane

As a collaborator and consultant for Italian superbrand Versace, Christopher Kane has developed a strong affiliation with Milan. Following on from his guide to London, the talented designer - and MyDaily contributing editor - dishes on what to see and where to be seen in the fashion capital.

1. I have been staying at the Principe Di Savoia for over eight years with my work at Versace. The Principe bar is a must at fashion week with celebs, models, designers, actors, it's a real diverse mix. Last time Tina Turner popped in!

Point me in the right direction: Hotel Principe Di Savoia Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milano,

2. 10. Corso Como was founded by my friend Carla Sozzani. This was the first concept store, it inspired many others. I love walking there after a day at the studio to browse through the immense book store. I get so frustrated as I can never carry the heavy ones home on the plane.

Point me in the right direction: Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milano,

3. Villa Jewellery shop is such a beautiful jewellery shop. They have amazing, unique antique pieces that make your mouth water. I especially love all the pearl jewellery.

Point me in the right direction: Villa, Via Manzoni 23, 20121 Milano,

4. Home Delicate Restaurant is set inside a beautiful courtyard and has an amazing interior. The food is really healthy and fresh and very Italian. It's a lovely relaxing atmosphere that is perfect to unwind after a hard day at the office.

Point me in the right direction: Home delicate restaurant, via Tortona 12,

5. "La Trienniale di Milano" Design Museum is a place I always try to go to when I am in Milan. They have great exhibitions and house so many inspiring and beautiful pieces.

Point me in the right direction: Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano,

6. Delicious Paper Moon Restaurant in via Bagutta, great food and a must hot secret spot for fashion insiders

Point me in the right direction: Via Bagutta, 1, 20122 Milano,

7. I would say that the junk markets on the Navigli are great fun. By living in London you get quite a culture about flea markets. You can often find some treasures amongst the junk. Some stalls have really nice jewellery and bags. Port a Genova on a Saturday and Sunday has cute little brick and brack sales too. I think everyone visiting Milan for the first time has to go there.

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8. DePavova interior design shop is really great. They have loads of new interior design works to buy.

Point me in the right direction: Corso Venezia, 14, 20121 Milano,

9. For something different but still very historical I like to visit the Cimitero Monumentale. There is a huge display of gothic and roman headstones that look incredible. It's also a very peaceful place that many people come to read a book or to see the monumental tombs. It's not scary in the slightest.


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