Join Sophisticated Curation for the Milan Fashion Week Tour 2024

 

SEPTEMBER 16th– 23rd

Milan, Italy

Tour Inspiration & Purpose

Mrs. Eunice Walker Johnson

From 1958 until 2009, Eunice Johnson produced Ebony Fashion Fair, the longest-running touring fashion show in history. It was a means to bring couture fashions to the Black community and a reminder of the economic power of the Black dollar. Mrs. Johnson’s trailblazing efforts sparked within me a desire to create a way for women of color to travel the world experiencing the global fashion scene, bonding with fellow women leaders, and enjoying an insider’s view of each city with curated tours and events that capture the essence of each place.

The 2024 Sophisticated Curation Tour will take us to Milan Fashion Week from September 16th to 23rd. As a fashion capital of the world, Milan is notable for its name-brand, high-end fashion houses, top-level craftsmanship in apparel and accessories, and a culture that celebrates the intersection of fashion and art. We’ll dive into all this and more during the most exciting week on the global fashion calendar.

This tour’s theme is Appealing to All Senses, and our exploration will allow us to do just that, digging not just into fashion but Italy’s legendary food and wine scenes, plus the rustic landscapes and sweet floral aromas it’s known for.

This tour, now in its third year, isn’t just a chance to try new fashions and foods. At its core, it’s a place to create new friendships. Bonding with the other ladies on the trip remains a highlight for so many who take this journey. I can’t wait to see you in Milan!

XOXO,
Jacqui
Host & Tour Curator

My trip to London with Sophistication Curations was the trip of a lifetime! Not only was it Sophisticated, but it was simply fabulous! Jacqui curates each day’s event with style and grace- ensuring every detail and plan is executed perfectly. The ladies who travel on her excursions are some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. It quickly became a sisterhood of fashion, food, and fun! She greets you every morning with a warm smile, and you know that the day will be loaded with amazing adventures filled with fashion shows, broadway shows, fine dining, shopping, and some quality girl time laughing the night away. The impeccable customer service, attention to detail, and amazing daily itinerary make travel with Sophisticated Curation a five-star experience!

Traveler, London Fashion Week Tour 2023

Itinerary

Monday, September 16

Airport Arrival and Opening Dinner
Recommended Airport – Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Theme/Attire:
Let’s kick off our first night in Italy by wearing flowy, maxi-like dresses similar to the designs created by two of Italy’s most famous designers, Emilio Pucci and Robert Cavalli.

Tuesday, September 17

Day at Serravalle Designer Outlet

Theme/Attire:
We’ll do casual chic while we hunt for designer finds and unique Italian pieces. For the Paris and London Fashion Week tours, I wore the emerging Queens, NY brand Unisa Eurani with a tagline of where classics meet streetwear design.

Wednesday, September 18

Day of Luxury and Touring A-lister Destination, Lake Como, Italy

Theme/Attire:
Think resort and nautical-inspired fashion that captures the picturesque celebrity destination vibe. For resort wear inspiration, check out Houston-based, Sierra Leonean designer Sai Sankoh, who has created one-of-a-kind resort wear.

Thursday, September 19

Visit to the Armani Museum
We’ll visit Armani/Silos, a.k.a. the Armani museum, the fashion art space dedicated to the legacy of Armani style, which features over 400 outfits and accessories from Giorgio Armani’s ready-to-wear collections from 1980 to the present.

Theme/Attire:
Let’s take a cue from Giorgio Armini‘s reinvention of the power suit by wearing suiting-like pieces reminiscent of Armani’s vision of women and power.

Friday, September 20

Italian Cooking Class with a Personal Chef

Food is yet another thing Italy does best. Let’s spend some time learning how to make authentic Italian gravy (sauce) and pasta while tasting amazing wines from local vineyards.

Theme/Attire:
Drawing inspiration from Sonja de Lennart who revolutionized women’s dress in the 1950s by showing off the ankles, let’s wear capri pants for this festive day.

Saturday, September 21

Day of Vintage Shopping with a Personal Shopper
We’ll get insider knowledge from a local fashion expert on the best Milan-based boutiques and brands.

Theme/Attire:
Wear your own interpretation of Milan streetwear, known for its bold prints and patterns, dressy sneakers, statement accessories, and mix of high and low fashion.

Sunday, September 22

Closing Dinner
As we say farewell to Italy, let’s celebrate our time together Milan-style, with dinner on a rooftop overlooking this magical fashion city. Cheers!

Theme/Attire:
The Little Black Dress (LBD) with your own personal twist. We’ll salute the Italian designer Gianni Versace who popularized and modernized this iconic wardrobe staple.

Monday, September 23

Airport Departure.
Recommended Airport – Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Travel Details

Tour Hotel: Rosa Grand Milano, located in the heart of the city, steps from Duomo, the Teatro alla Scala and the Fashion District.

Piazza Fontana, 3
20122 Milano
Italy

+39 02 88311
+39 02 8057964

Airport Arrival and Departure: For your convenience, the tour is offering complimentary coach service to and from the airport to the hotel. These are the airport departure times:

Monday, September 16 – (pending airline confirmation)

Sunday, September 23 – (pending airline confirmation)

Please schedule flights accordingly. If you wish, the tour concierge is also able to arrange a private car service. For additional details, please let the tour host know.

Tour Includes

  • (7) Nights at Rosa Grand Milano
  • (7) Breakfasts
  • (2) Dinners
  • (1) Lunch
  • Private Coach Service – To and from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), (4 full days) and (2 half days)
  • Admission to Armani Museum, Fondazione Ferre, Ferry Tremezzo – Bellagio and return (Lake Como)
  • Specialty Events
  • Milan Fashion Week Experience
  • Fashion Museums Tour
  • Cooking Class
  • Vintage Shopping Day with Personal Shopper
  • Tour Concierge
  • Exclusive Milan Tour Photographer
  • Personal Glam Photos
  • Coffee Table Book/Tour Memento
  • Sophisticated Curation Tour Gift

Tour Pricing

Cost: Pending Confirmed Number of Guests

15 – 19 Guests — $7,120.00

20 – 24 Guests — $6,695.00

25 – 29 — $6,440.00

Confirmed number of guests will be announced by March 8, 2024

Payment Schedule:
March 1 – $850.00 (Deposit & Event Fee)
March 15 – Payment 1 (25% of cost minus the Deposit and Event Fee)
April 15 – Payment 2 (25% of cost minus the Deposit and Event Fee)
May 15 – Payment 3 (25% of cost minus the Deposit and Event Fee)
June 15 – Payment 4 (25% of cost minus the Deposit and Event Fee)

The Deposit and Event Fee is refundable until March 8th, 2024. Payments 1 to 4 are non-refundable.

Additional Costs:
Airfare (additional details to be provided)

Insurance:

USD$5000 – $6000 Coverage
Standard – $427.26 per person
Deluxe – $671.40 per person

USD$6000 – $7000 Coverage
Standard – $529.58 per person
Deluxe – $832.02 per person

Insurance must be purchased seven (7) days after the March 15th payment.

Exclusions in the above prices:

  • Additional charges will apply for extra transfers for private airport arrival and departure services
  • Charges for luggage over three pieces
  • Any future fuel surcharges on land arrangements or additional costs due to COVID rules
  • Hotel City Taxes: 5 Euro per person per night, to be paid locally
  • Personal items
  • Meals unless listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any increase in local tax rates
  • Early check-in and late check-out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2 pm, check out 10 am)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/passport handling fees

Registration

Please provide names as they appear in your passport
Please note additional fees apply if requesting a single room
Tell us if you have any medical conditions, food allergies, if you wish to request any flight upgrades, etc
You may provide comments and feedback here
IMPORTANT NOTE: Upon form submission, you will receive a TD Bank payment link for a deposit, first and second payments.

Questions? Email tourconcierge@sophisticatedcuration.com

Ladies let’s keep the fashion and culture vibes alive!

MILAN 2024 LAGOS 2025