Believe it or not but we have already started our fifth week of studies in Italy. It’s incredible how fast the time flies!
Probably you want to ask what we have been up to… Well, we just got back from our first academic trip to Milan, definitely one of the world’s fashion capitals. Milan is a city in Lombardy, Northern Italy so it differs from Tuscan Florence a lot. This journey was full of fashion, art and culture… full of lifetime experience. I’ll be honest with you – the itinerary itself was pretty exhausting. We visited numerous places in different neighborhoods of the city. I’ll name just a few things on our list – White Trade Show, Mantero Factory (they manufacture printed fabrics for designers such as Pucci, Chanel, Gucci, Ferragamo etc.), Lake Como (where George Clooney has his house), two concept stores – 10 Corso Como and Spazio Rossana Orlandi, a department store la Rinascente, The Last Supper painting in Santa Maria delle Grazie church, Duomo rooftop (where we took the jumping pic), Picasso and Vogue exhibits and many, many more. Some students even participated in AC Milan soccer game!
Anyway, Milan for me, and I believe for majority of us, was very inspirational. I realized how important it is to explore various parts of the world and connect it to your future career ideas. I was especially amused by the unique atmosphere created in 10 Corso Como concept store. It’s one of a kind – you can shop your favorite clothes, find interesting books, listen to music, look at some exhibits (now Peter Lindbergh’s photography) and drink delicious coffee over there. All in a spacious mansion – very European and stylish.
I’m just giving you some highlights of the trip because I believe that you’ll join FIT in Italy and see what a beautiful city it is and collect your own memories…