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A Day in the Life of Milan Fashion Week

Sep 22, 2017

It's not all catwalks and canapés at Fashion Week

Our intrepid Fashion Editor Kieran Ho takes us through a day in the life of Fashion Week, as he dashes from London to Milan, and a few fabulous shows in between.

4:30 a.m.

I wake up at the hotel in London. I moved to an airport hotel last night because I was convinced that I wouldn't wake up on time, and miss my flight.

5:00 a.m.

I get some emails from the office about deadlines, etc… and forget to pay attention to the time.

An early morning check-in starts the day

6:00 a.m.

I finally check out and head to the airport, check-in closes at 6:30am.

6:30 a.m.

It's a close call! I arrive at the airport with only a minute to spare. I check in, only to be informed my seat has been downgraded a class because the plane is overbooked (is this even possible?!). I’m not a happy camper.

11:00 a.m.

Made it to Milan.

'Visual merchandising' the room is key to speedy dressing

2:00 p.m.

Spent two hours unpacking, and visual merchandising my room—there will be some very rushed mornings so it's probably better I can see all of my clothes.

It's all Gucci baby

3:00 p.m.

Gucci! What an intense show with pieces of architecture and relics from around the world. An archway from Egypt, a Grecian sculpture, a fallen Roman pillar. The show was a rave, flashing lights, pulsing music and all. The clothes were stunning, as always.

During Fashion Week, you dress up for pizza

5:00 p.m.

Back to the hotel for a pizza (yes we love carbs) and a quick change of clothes. Now off to the N21 show.

Hello yellow!

6:00 p.m.

N21 was a feast of feathers, hooded dresses, crystals, and the colour of the moment - yellow.

7:30 p.m.

A visit to the Brunello Cucinelli showroom revealed a lovely courtyard with drinks and food. I had to remind myself I’m here for the clothes. The collection on show had more feathers and pleats than they've ever done before. Very cool yet very very luxe.

Angel Chen shows off a new generation of streetwear

8:30 p.m.

Made it to the Angel Chen show at the National Museum of Science and Technology just in time. She showed streetwear with a touch of delicate utilitarianism.

Ciao Bella!

10:00 p.m.

Off to the Nicolas Kirkwood for Bulgari party! Traffic at the entrance was ridiculous but as soon as I stepped in, I understood why. Ciao Bella (Hadid)!

11:00 p.m.

I go meet a buyer from Harvey Nichols for a catch-up over a drink and call it a night. I just remembered I only had alcohol and one pizza all day. On to day two…

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