Christopher 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,www.hotelprincipedisavoia.com/hotel-milan
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, www.10corsocomo.com
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, www.villa.it/
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, www.home-made.it/
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, http://www.triennale.org/#
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, www.papermoonmilano.com/milano.htm
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.
Point me in the right direction:naviglilive.it
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, www.depadova.it/en/
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.
Point me in the right direction:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimitero_Monumentale_di_Milano