Como is not only the lake, but is known worldwide as the home of silk and of its textile processes. The Como’s area in fact, traditionally, is the one in which are produced, dyed and printed value fabrics used by couture houses, that are required and exported around the world. Of course, Como’s textile companies have suffered the crisis, but they never stopped aiming for excellence and this allowed them to raise again. This was confirmed by the latest Milan fashion shows fall/winter 2016, where Como’s historical ‘friends’, famous stylist as Donatella Versace and Dolce and Gabbana, have chosen to take advantage of Como companies, reconfirming their leadership.
The Versace’s Space collection
‘To move forward you have to look up’ said the designer Donatella Versace before the last show in which she presented the winter 2016 men’s collection. The stylist, that has always been linked romantically and professionally to Como, (her brother Gianni, that we all remember with great love, had a villa in Moltrasio which was then sold in 2008) choosed prints and patterns that inspired space, science fiction, astrology to tell fashion trends.
In this collection Versace also presented technical and sought fabrics, and special solutions, as the Jogging outfin in nylon with optic fiber that are lighting when it’s dark, or jeans that seem to be made with lunar leather to match with Damon / Watney style jackets, that were weared into the Oscar-nominated movie ‘The Martian’.
D & G: the rediscovery of natural fabrics fine as silk
Even fashion designers like Dolce and Gabbana choosed Como, with their collection called ‘Western Sicilian’ made with fine silk made in Como. The models marched on the beautiful Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack with a colored background made of guns that were firing red roses. Also in that collection we can find printed fabrics: a trend they reconfirm for the next season. Choosing the same theme, Dolce and Gabbana proposed motifs with Western cactus and horse shoes.
From fashion to the shopping ‘Made in Como’
The presence of textile companies in the Como also allowed to flourish in the years of many outlets, (in this post you can find all info you need about it). Often we suggest to our guests to shop and find the best dresses of the big names at the best price. If you follow our simple tips you will take home a great Como’s souvenir full of class and elegance. Please also note that you can book taxi and transfer to and from the hotel. Here you will find all of our services.
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