Postcards from Italy

 

Ornate architecture, street scenes and vintage markets provided a myriad of inspiration for Fever London’s SS16 and AW16 collections when Emily and Harriet from our design team went on a flying visit to Italy last year.

Armed with mood boards, fabric swatches and brimming with ideas they stopped off in both Milan and Florence to visit the ever inspiring vintage stores as well as taking time to admire the stunning architecture and soak up a little of the summer sunshine.

 

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Duomo di Milano

 

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This stunning building, believe it or not is a shopping Mall in Milan, it is one of the oldest in the world designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

 

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Another stunning shopping emporium in Milan, 10 Corso Como is a wonderful collision of fashion, art and food with its own gallery on the top floor and beautiful restaurant in the courtyard. But the real treat is right at the top of the building, where, if you ascend a small spiral stair case you emerge onto the most wonderful roof garden.

 

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Vintage shopping was high on our list of priorities in Florence, we were there for a little known vintage fair ‘Vintage Collection’ held in this quirky event space (and just look at that sky!).

 

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‘Vintage collection’ showcases some of the best vintage from all corners of the globe; we came away with bags of goodies, feeling truly inspired... if a little too warm.

 

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Not only was the space beautiful and the vintage a-plenty the food was also something to drawl over (and photograph)..!

 

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Portable flower shop on the streets of Florence.

 

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The absolutely breath taking Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower), if you do one thing in Florence make it this- it may be a typical tourist spot but believe me, there is reason for that. The intricacy of the construction, the beauty of the patterns and the marble glinting in the sunlight is something you will not forget in a hurry.

 

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Until next time- Arrivederci Bella Italia.

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