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De magnalibus Mediolani

The most dynamic city in Italy and among the most innovative in the world, with an average age of 43.6 (51 in Italy) which is expected to fall to 41.7 by 2030 (most especially thanks to the foreigners who make up some 20% of its …

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"Milano che vieni, Milano che vai"

Perhaps it is too simple nowadays to talk about what Milan has become for Italy and for the world. Now it sparkles anew: revamped urbanism, with new-found squares, new and attractive buildings; the heart of the city tailor-made for living; a wheat field where once …

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San Francesco al Fopponino

“Architect” is a word that brings to mind images of buildings, but is something that fails to do justice when referring to Gio Ponti (1891-1979), trained as an architect but a designer in his own right. Over his lengthy career, his work ranged from designing …

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Museo Arte Gallarate

Modern art is often considered visionary, but the term is not always used quite as it should be. In 1949, in the grand northern province of a stillshattered post-war Italy, a group of university students from Gallarate, under the guidance of Silvio Zanella, decided to …

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Fall/Winter 2019/2020 Hair Fashion Collection

A tale of olden times with a contemporary beat, based around something unique drawn out through meticulous personalisation. A hairdresser is a modern craftsman who is no longer limited to a merely technical pursuit, but now dares to be a purveyor of fashion, where the …

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Becoming the future

A museum in its origins is a “place devoted to muses”, the nine goddesses protecting arts and sciences. Founded as a cultural institution to foster relations between applied arts, industry and society, and assembling under one roof the various languages of culture and modern creativity …

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Narratives & experiences of travel

The leading publishing house in Italy is here. On the top floor of a building dating back to the 30s in Via San Marco, in the Moscova district, in Milan: Humboldt Books is based in a historic apartment that belonged to Managing Editor Giovanna Silva’s …

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Fall/Winter 2019/2020 Hair Fashion Collection

An unexpected beauty to consider against a backdrop of classical tropes which have inspired us over the years, redefining them in a more fluid and inclusive manner. The workplace is a catwalk where the look can be appraised though not at the expense of the …

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Behind the Hair fashion collection

Kemon hairstylist team, creators of the Spring/Summer Collection 2019. PIERRE BALTIERI / Aged 32, from Bologna. A passionate advocate of technology and digital graphic expression, he is one of the coordinators for the texts and step-by-step of the hair looks for the collection. A freelance …

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"Da bere da matti"

What are you drinking? Do you want something to drink? Let me buy you a drink. Something good, different, incredible, unusual. I’ll take you wherever you want to go, here in Milan. I know all the watering holes, where the cocktail waiters shine, where drops …