HOW TO WEAR:
ITALIAN CITY STYLE
From modern art in Florence to a Wes Anderson-themed bar in Milan, discover where to go and what to wear in four Italian cities, just in time for the SS17 shows.
This article was originally published on MATCHESFASHION.COM.
ATHLETIC MINIMALISM IN FLORENCE
Florence is known for its architectural masterpieces, and Palazzo Pitti is no exception. Admire this imposing example of Renaissance architecture before strolling over the River Arno to Palazzo Strozzi (palazostrozzi.org), where the exhibition From Kandinsky to Pollock: The Art Of The Guggenheim Collections is showing until 24 July. Minimal, sportswear-inspired pieces and A.P.C.’s rubber-effect backpack are the stylish tourist’s uniform.
REWORKED CLASSICS IN ROME
Switch your classic denim jacket for a bomber or blazer – perfect for navigating the sprawling metropolis – while skate-style lace-ups will take you from ancient ruins to aperitivos in the Campo de’ Fiori with ease. When in Rome, savour the city’s finest fare; Cristina Bowerman’s Michelin-starred restaurant Glass Hostaria (glass-restaurant.it) serves an inventive tasting menu in a modernist setting.
A buttoned shirt, turned-up jeans and trainers will equip you for a day of gallery-hopping and trattoria-going.
Vatican City, Rome.
MONOCHROME IN BOLOGNA
A buttoned shirt, turned-up jeans and trainers will equip you for a day of gallery-hopping and trattoria-going in Bologna. Soak up Edward Hopper’s melancholic landscapes at Palazzo Fava (genusbononiae.it) – the exhibition’s on until 24 July – before tasting Bolognese classics among the apothecary jars at Drogheria della Rosa (drogheriadellarosa.it), a pharmacy-turned-restaurant with a charismatic owner.
REFINED ROCK ’N’ ROLL IN MILAN
Escape the hubbub of Milan fashion week at Bar Luce (fondazioneprada.org), a café designed by film director Wes Anderson. Saint Laurent’s biker jacket and A.P.C.’s crisp white tee offer an irreverent nod to the 1950s-inspired interiors, complete with colour-block tables and pinball machines. Drink espresso until the clock strikes 7pm – then, negronis are a must.