Homo Faber: The Venice Event You Can’t Miss – Homo Faber, organised by the leading Swiss-based entity Michelangelo Foundation, is a unique Venitian event that will take place from 14-30 September at Fondazione Giorgio Cini. The event has the purpose of giving a new dimension to European craftsmanship and design, by reviving arts that may have […]
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“Milan is the city where I decided to live and work, and which has been a tough, loyal teacher to me…” (via WWD). This statement could easily be said by anyone, but felt and meaningful by a few.
Giorgio Armani has confirmed the opening in Milan’s via Bergognone, the same street location as the company’s headquarters as well as the theater that houses Giorgio Armani fashion shows. This museum will be dedicated to fashion, design and art to enhance and upgrade its heritage collections of clothing, drawings , images and experiences gathered during his long career.
The museum will be built in a former industrial building and, once restored, will include spaces dedicated to education, research, study, deepening and dissemination of the history of fashion. The project involves the redevelopment and renovation of a former industrial building located in the fashion neighborhood of via Tortona that will house the museum of Cultures, Milan’s new multicultural center designed by David Chipperfield.
As Giogio Armani himself said, this is a “thank you” to the city that welcomed him. Giorgio Armani said ”I always thought that my work would have been different in other cities and that hardly my style would have been so heavily Italian and international at the same time. So I decided to make available in my city the fruits of my labor, not only my clothing creations, but also the sense of the subject and experience. I thought it might be interesting especially for the many young people who come to the world of fashion and design and that this heritage will find inspiration and ideas to create new ideas and businesses of the future.” (see more here)
The retrospective will include a number of Bramante’s drawings, paintings and sculptures that are on loan from various museums and private collections, such as Windsor Castle’s Royal Collection, Copenhagen’s Staatens Museum and Florence’s Uffizi Gallery (see more here )