The Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the prestigious Milan Fashion Week, to be held from 21st to 26th September, will undoubtedly be packed with fashionable events and busy diaries. Owing to its prime location and proximity to haute couture stores and boutiques, the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo is placed on the list of Milan Fashion Week’s must-visit destinations.
Valentina De Santis, CEO and Owner of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a fashion icon herself. She started her career as a strategic consultant in the luxury fashion industry and then took charge of the historic family-owned hotel in 2010. She combined her love for fashion and the hospitality industry by mixing the allure of the past with glamour.
The elegant Grand Hotel Tremezzo is located in the heart of Lake Como and is just a 90-minute drive from Milan. The hotel offers an ideal retreat for preparation, recovery and relaxation before or after the hectic fashion week schedules, along with a suitably chic atmosphere of its own.
Valentina commented, “Como is chic while Milan is more trendy. Surprisingly, parts of Como are more fashionable than Milan and are sure to attract travelers from across the world. We are looking forward to welcoming guests for the Milan Fashion Week this September,”
The hometown of Como, a 30-minute drive from Lake Como, has been the production hub for silk for the past 4,000 years, providing 70% of Europe’s silk and supplying it to major fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Emanuel Ungaro. For a better understanding of the silk industry, travelers can sign up for seminars, exhibitions and guided tours available at the Educational Silk Museum, located half an hour away from Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
For those who want to go on a shopping spree, the Bellagio is dotted with silk shops selling classy scarves, foulards and ties. While the Corner Shop offers a wide selection of exquisite jewellery handcrafted by Italian designers. Another show-stopper is the artsy Bellagio Seta; renowned for their attractive displays of men’s clothing, leather accessories and silk. All made in Italy.
Arte & Moda, owned by local artist Pierangelo Masciardi, is another highlight for shoppers. Masciardi is renowned for designing the tie Bill Clinton wore when he was elected as the President of USA in 1992.
Fashion week-goers can unwind by staying at any of the hotel’s luxurious rooms or suites, all while soaking in panoramic views of the Bellagio and stunning Grigne Mountains. The opulent suites are inspired by fashionable ladies such as film actor Greta Garbo and Princess Carlotta, and are designed using decadent fabrics befitting the region’s history.
After a day of runaway shows and shopping, guests can rejuvenate with the best anti-stress, anti-ageing and rebalancing treatments at the stylish T Spa. The spa’s signature treatments include Lake Como Relaxing Ritual, Grand Detox and Jet Lag Reviver. To complete their fashion-week looks, fashionistas can also visit the glamorous old Hollywood style Mosaico Studio for manicures and pedicures.