When I was little and safety pinning my own fashion creations out of my mothers scrap fabric, my impression of Milan was that it was the center of the runway fashion universe. I shed this idea as I grew, realising that no one really knows much of anything about a place unless they’ve been there, no matter how much you try.
So naturally, the next best thing to going there is to have someone on the inside!
Our first official contributor and Milaneer, Alessia Cesana is giving us an inside look at street fashion in a city so well known for runways, tall hot models and seared to memory names like Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
Luckily there is a scene beyond the runway, and the Milan page is a good place to start. In addition to sending us images Alessia has also been helping us help you find the greatest places to shop for street fashion in her city. Check out her Flickr and contributions on the Milan page!