What to do in Milan, According to a Fashion Designer
The name Amanda Briskin-Rettig might not ring a bell, but there's no doubt you've felt the power of her influence. The designer founded accessories powerhouse Mimco (which she sold in 2007) and in 2012 quietly launched a new luxury handbag label, A-ESQUE. Fresh from an inspiration trip to Milan, we asked Briskin-Rettig to keep a travel diary of all the amazing art, architecture, and fashion she saw during her visit. So how does a fashion girl navigate the streets of Milan? By taking in the sights, walking everywhere, and pausing to appreciate the detail.
Keep scrolling to peep Briskin-Rettig's Milan travel diary.
"Shop windows are a throw back in time, untouched, but inviting and so appealing in their organic and nostalgic way. Seeing this took me back to the idea of shopkeepers for stores. They represented service not theatre, that's what I like about the purity of this window. The retail experience is real and human."
"The adventures of A-ESQUE box clutch stationed at a very old-world location. A juxtaposition of the modernity seen at Milan Design Week."
"A creatively signed installation of soft metal colours. My Adidas Originals Stan Smith's ($120) were my best friends."