Inaugurated on April 30th, 2015, to celebrate 40 years of Armani's creativity, with its 4,500 sqm of floor space Armani Silos highlights a special selection of ‘King’ Giorgio's creations, arranged in themes that best represent the designer’s aesthetic. About 600 fashion garments and 200 accessories from the 1980s to the present enable the visitor to enter into the inspirational and creative process of the globally revered Italian designer.
The majestic Silos space reinforces the designer’s philosophy and creativity: the sober and monumental architecture spans four floors and comprises the original beehive-reminiscent shape to create a large central void. Black, ever-present in the Maestro's creations, is everywhere from floors, to ceilings and décor details but, thanks to the large bare glass facade of the foyer overlooking Via Bergognone, natural light prevails.
Armani Silos was originally built in 1950 on the grounds of the former Nestlé headquarters. Giorgio Armani named it Silos (storage bin) "because grain, essential for life, was stored there. For me, much like food, clothes are a part of life".
The mannequins are custom-made for each garment.
Make sure you don’t miss Richard Gere's elegant understated suit from American Gigolo (1980), the first film production to feature a wardrobe entirely designed by Armani.