While I was in Milan with the class a couple of weeks ago (post about that will follow very soon), I also visited the Armani Silos. I didn’t really have an idea what it was – I thought it might be a bit like the Fondazione Prada: Art, not fashion. But I was wrong… The Armani Silos is a building filled from top to bottom with creations of the master – from the very beginning of his career to clothes that were on the runway just last season.
What came through really well is that Giorgio Armani always did his thing and still continues to do it – his fashion was refreshing and different back then, just as it is now. Each outfit had a little tag telling the year and the season: I often could not tell from which decade it was without this help. His style and aesthetic are so consistent, but there are always new ideas and it never looks old.
The exhibition is divided into several areas. Stars, Daywear, Exoticism, Chromatism and Light. Apart from the clothes and occasional accessory, there were film clips and installations, showing behind the scenes footage and impressions from his shows. But of course, the main focus was on the garments. Ah! So beautiful! I was stunned by all the beautiful embellishments, textures, interesting details, elegant cuts…. It is definitely a must-visit if you love fashion and happen to be in Milan for a couple of days. Or go anyway, even if you are not into fashion – I found it incredibly inspiring and left with my head full of ideas.