A guide to Milan Fashion Week 2022

With Milan Fashion Week ‘22 just around the corner, the world’s fashionistas are again drawn to this most modish of European cities.

The Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Milano, Italy. Image credit: Cristina Gottardi/Unsplash
Nightlife along the Alzaia Naviglio Grande, Milano, Italy. Image credit: Cristina Gottardi/Unsplash

With collections and celebrations from the world’s foremost designers, the return to in-person shows in Milan is being hailed with all the flamboyance and exuberance we’ve come to expect from one of the world’s preeminent fashion hubs.

If you’re in the city on this most auspicious of returns to form, it goes without saying that time is of the essence. With so much to see, there is consequently so much that could be missed through inefficient time-management.

A Blacklane chauffeur service is just the ticket for getting to where you need to be in style and comfort, a rare moment of serenity against a backdrop of sequined and manicured chaos. For added flexibility, book an hourly service, giving you the opportunity to change destination on a whim. 

Milan Fashion Week Schedule

From the 22nd until the 28th of February, a plethora of Milan’s halls, spaces, and venues will throw their doors open to welcome the city’s visitors, eager to feast their eyes on elegant clothes and bombastic shows. 

With seven or eight shows per day, it would make sense to plan ahead to make sure you’re able to see what you want. Heavyweights Boss and Emporio Armani showcase their wares on Thursday, while Dolce & Gabbana and Monclear are the pick of the bunch on Saturday.

Location, location, location: Where exactly are events taking place?

Milan fashion week will take place across a host of venues in the city, with some as intimate as possible and others large enough to draw a small football crowd. 

The three main venues of recent years are: Spazio Cavallerizze, a wing of the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum; the ominous and industrial Padiglione Visconti; and La Sala delle Cariatidi of the Palazzo Reale.

Open-to-the-public events

Unfortunately we live in troubled times, and the pandemic has once more limited the number of shows that are open to the public.

Many of the shows, however, will be live-streamed, and while show access is incredibly limited (essentially a tiny selection of industry insiders and selected media representatives), the city of Milan in general is alive with the buzz of Fashion Week.

Clubs, bars and restaurants will be heaving with your favorite models, photographers and designers, with every chance you could rub shoulders with them in some of Milan’s chicest nightspots.