Old Fashion Café
In a city that only does new fashion, Old Fashion might sound as appealing as ‘out of fashion’ for Milan nightclubs. Indeed a veteran club (the oldest, apparently, built in 1933 in the Triennale’s Palazzo dell’Arte), it’s still going strong. Not least in the summer, when capacity grows from 350 to 1,200 and spills into its 1,300m2 garden inside Parco Sempione.
rnIt’s also big on Mondays as one of the few clubs open in Milan – apparently when the other (off-duty) club owners and dancers swoop down on Old Fashion for their kicks. With a grandiose décor of red velvet chaise longues, gilt mirrors and busts, and a lavish loosely North African theme, it still draws in the industry in winter.
rnThis might be to do with the input of psychology into the design – the many privé areas are positioned to look down on the popolare: ‘executive’ tables and the restaurant preside over the dance-floor and the privé dance-floor, is deliberately elevated.