‘My passion for fashion and clothes inspired me to create Antonioli. I have a number of stores throughout Italy which are multibrand boutiques that aim to include a progressive selection of international brands; they are always up to date with what's currently in the spotlight.
‘Ten years ago, I relocated the store and expanded within the city. I've always loved Naviglio and thought of it as an important and historic place for Milan. When I was looking for a new place for Antonioli, I fell in love with this space; it was formerly the location of one of Milan’s first silent theatres, which closed in 1916.
‘The boutique has also expanded to incorporate an old mechanic’s shop, which was transformed into a glistening retail space. For my stores, I've always collaborated with important and talented architects, and this one was created by Storage Associati. It’s important to work together in order to create the best creative synergies.
In the Milan store, we have taken cues from the history of the building and made them work today. Even after a century, some details survive, like an old cinema screen and a black stone funnel.’