The global fashion markets shift quickly and although Paris remains the undisputed centre, the two other major European cities on the agenda seem to be in a constant power struggle.Monday, 18 March, 2013, 10:22am
A late strike from Mario Balotelli was enough to secure a 2-1 victory for Milan over Parma and a jump up to fourth place in Italy’s Serie A on Friday.16 Feb 2013 - 2:08pm
Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, UBS and Depfa Bank have been convicted by a judge in Milan for their role in overseeing fraud by their bankers in the sale of derivatives to the city.
Judge Oscar Magi yesterday ordered that about €90 million (HK$926 million) of assets be seized from the banks and that the firms pay sanctions of €1 million each. He also convicted nine bankers of fraud.20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am
Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud connected to his Mediaset television channels Friday, and was banned from holding public office for three years by a Milan court.26 Oct 2012 - 11:12pm
Romeo Gigli's name will be unfamiliar to anyone under the age of 40. The Italian fashion designer has been off the radar for eight years, but he was one of the most innovative and influential designers of the 1980s and '90s. He is now preparing a comeback, with the help of the Hong Kong retailer Joyce.29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Along with Paris and New York, Milan is one-third of the holy fashion trinity. A clutch of famous designers call Italy's northern capital home, including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace. Four times a year, models, editors and catwalk wannabes descend on the city's champagne-fuelled fashion weeks. A-listers (Madonna, Prince) stay at the Hotel Principe di Savoia.16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
I recently returned from 15 straight days of fashion week in Milan and Paris. There were some great shows, and I interviewed designers including Dries Van Noten and Olivier Theyskens - but I can't say I've returned in the most sprightly form.14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Cotton blazer, silk trousers and blouse all by Diane von Furstenburg. Necklace by Moschino. Shoes by Casadei.
Left: Silk mix top by Missoni. Ring by Roberto Cavalli. Bracelet by Chanel. Below: Dress with sequined front detailing by Marc Jacobs. Earrings by Sharra Pagano. Bracelets by Chanel. Shoes by Vionnet.5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Resurrection is in, with many major fashion houses reviving their archives in recent years. At the same time, the revamp is being extended to historical structures as luxury brands fund various renovations. Among the latest is Tod's Group, which is sponsoring a major overhaul of the Colosseum in Rome, one of the world's most famous ancient sites.27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Despite only spending 24 hours in Hong Kong, Jacopo Etro (pictured) made the long-haul flight from Milan in time for the launch of his exclusive-to-Asia Fairy Bag on Thursday at the IFC atrium.18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Bright orange hues
Popular at Milan's men's fashion week.
Feminine and floaty for spring
Not just for sailors.
A casual, elegant revival.
Baby pink sandals13 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Biker-inspired and vintage leather boots are among this season's most popular footwear trends for men. The usage of duel-colour tones is also prominent, with an emphasis on stone grey and various shades of brown, says Freda Lee, head of marketing communications at Fairton International Group, which stocks Fratelli Rossetti and Lloyd.24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
With more than 30 years in the sofa manufacturing industry in Italy, Cierre has become a well-known brand among those who adore style. As a result, it has developed a worldwide distribution network which is envied by rivals.17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Name: Byron Yiu Kwan-tat Occupation: chairman and CEO of Milan Station Hobbies: playing tennis, collecting limited-edition goods from luxury brands Playlist: I rarely listen to music Sign: Sagittarius
The man: 'I have worked in different industries: I've been a waiter, a hawker and a salesman.24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
There are those who denigrate Milan for being a dour industrial city but where else can a traveller let the last notes of Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo linger in their ears (having been perfectly sung at the world's best opera house) while they stroll across a Palladian square towards a marvellous glass-covered arcade built as a baroque fantasy to honour a 19th-century king?21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am