Armani / Silos is a permanent exhibition space in Milan inaugurated in 2015 on the occasion of the celebration of Giorgio Armani's 40th anniversary.
Built in 1950, the building in which Armani / Silos is based was originally a granary which, following the renovation project imagined and followed directly by the designer, is currently spread over four levels, covering an area of approximately 4,500 square meters.
On the ground floor Armani / Silos hosts temporary exhibitions dedicated to fashion, photography, architecture and design . On the upper floors, the permanent collection traces over 40 years of the designer's creations and includes over 400 dresses and 200 accessories, from 1980 to today, from the Giorgio Armani collections. The selection is divided according to some themes that have inspired and continue to inspire the designer's work: Androgynous, Ethnic and Stars.
In addition to the exhibition, the space also offers a bookshop, a cafeteria and a digital archive dedicated to researchers and enthusiasts who wish to deepen the work and the stylistic universe of Giorgio Armani. Located on the top floor, the archive can be consulted for free and uses a cataloging system developed specifically for Armani / Silos. Workstations, touch screen tables and a projection area are the tools made available to the public for consultation and study.