If you’ve been scanning the web for front-row Fashion Week snaps, you’ve likely spotted Bryan Grey Yambao (aka Bryanboy) more than a handful of times—with his signature bold style, he’s a hard one to miss. Season after season, Bryan has become a fixture on the scene, often spotted with fellow blogging superstars like Fashion Toast’s Rumi Neely by his side. Continuing his front-row domination in Italy, Bryan let us in on what excites him about Milan Fashion Week and his favorite hot spots around the city.
P.S. Follow along as Bryan takes over our Instagram account for the day with real-time updates from Milan!
Bryan's Guide To MFW
Favorite Fashion Houses
Model lineup backstage at Fendi Fall '15. Photo: @bryanboycom
"Fendi, Prada and Marni are some of the mega-brands that pretty much make my Milan trip worthwhile. This season, I'm thrilled to have seen Alessandro Michele's debut collection as the new Creative Director for Gucci. I love his romantic and poetic point of view. I'm glad he's taking the house in a different direction—it's a new era!"
New Designers To Watch
Handbags from Ken Samudio Fall '15. Photo: @bryanboycom
"I am obsessed with Paula Cademartori's colorful bags, Massimo Giorgetti's high-energy work at MSGM and the very talented designer Marco de Vincenzo. I also love going to the semi-annual Vogue Talents Corner on Palazzo Morando: Filipino handbag designer Ken Samudio's visually stimulating, eye-popping collection made from recycled plastic bottles was the highlight of the event."
Where He Stays
The terrace at the Boscolo Hotel. Photo: Courtesy
"Whenever I'm in Milan, I like to stay at the centrally located Boscolo Hotel on Corso Matteoti. The staff is efficient and very friendly. It's within walking distance to most of the shopping spots, and it's convenient because it's near most of my showroom appointments. The bathrooms are spacious, and the rooms are comfortably modern."
His Go-To Cafe
Pastries from Caffe Cova. Photo: Courtesy
"I love going to the iconic Caffe Cova for a midday coffee. Their pastries are to die for! A caffè americano with a sweet treat on the side is the best way to refuel."
Where He Stops For A Drink
Il Foyer at the Four Seasons Hotel. Photo: Courtesy
"The Four Seasons Hotel on Via Gesu is my favorite place for an early evening aperitivo. I love going to glamorously grand hotels for a drink. I always feel like I'm the youngest person in the room—and it's a fabulous feeling. "