Ahead of Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week, KOWA Prepares Pan-Asian Garden for Fashion Industry

Ahead of Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week, KOWA Prepares Pan-Asian Garden for Fashion Industry

The famous asian restaurant is preparing its luxurious outdoor space for the fashion industry this coming week.


As the first Asian courtyard in the city, equipped with a tranquil oasis and ancient Chinese gardens, personnel flying into Milan for Men's Fashion Week will be looking for a restorative and reinvigorating experience.

"We place special emphasis on our user experience, cultivating an outdoor ancient Asian garden ambience that cannot be located anywhere else in Milan," said Andrea Reitano, Founder and Owner of KOWA. "Offering some of Milan's best cocktails and pan-Asian cuisine, we are opening our doors to the incredible people that will comprise the world-changing Milan Men's Fashion Week."

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Milan Men's Fashion Week will begin on June 15th and complete on June 18th. Shows and runway by Marni, Neil Barrett, Versace, Marcelo Burlon, MSGM, Prada, Dsquared2, Isabel Benenato, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Frankie Morello, Philipp Plein and more will be taking place during the 4-day event.

Following London Men's Fashion Week earlier this month, fashion magazines are reporting a love-affair with street style, athleisure-wear, and fanny-packs to grace the Milan runways later this week.

Drawing on media, designs, fashion icons, models, make-up artists, and videographers from around the world, it wants the Fashion Week pioneers to consider their open-air classy dining by day, and forbidden nighttime garden enchantment by night.

"Our secret garden is synonymous with luxury, bold design, and daring accents, making it a must-see attraction for everyone gracing Milan today," said Reitano. "We welcome Milan's guests with Men's Fashion Week."

KOWA's garden is open from April thru October, seating up to 60-people. One of Milan's most sought-after outside destinations when compared to the Mandarin Oriental Milan's Seta Restaurant, Bulgari Hotel's courtyards, and Salumaio di Montenapoleone, the pan-Asian entity is working hard to prepare the garden for the kick-off of Milan Men's Fashion Week.

The restaurant officially opened their doors earlier this year ahead of Salone del Mobile, when over 1.6 million people descended on Italy for an international design event. Ideated by Andrea Reitano, a character known for his keen eye for detail and ability to scout the best talent in the industry, KOWA is led by Executive Chef, Jeff Tyler, who has worked in pan-Asian kitchens around the world. Since then, they have served celebrities, politicians, fashion icons, and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in one of the world's most notably regarded fashion capitals.


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I've dealt with roommates refusing to pay utilities to roommates who never clean. These unfortunate, stressful, uncomfortable, and at times extremely upsetting experiences have been some of the worst in my life, but they've left me with plenty of knowledge that I am eager to share with others.

Hopefully, these 13 tips will prevent you from being in the same situations I've been through:

1. Have a roommate agreement

Make sure you list everything on there. From rules for guests, personal belongings, who is paying what, food, cleaning, and also some information on how disputes will be settled and what if someone pays late.

2. Establish open communication early on

I wish I had paid more attention to my roommate's ability to communicate and follow through because I would've never lived with them if I had and had prioritized that more.

3. Keep track of all furniture purchased

Definitely bought furniture or helped pay for it only for that roommate to later say I hadn't and it was there's.

4. Keep a record of all bills paid

Make sure you have some sort of proof you paid your share of rent or utilities. And if someone is paying you keep track of their payments.

5. Make sure you understand the lease you are signing

Some leases don't have a way to just remove one person and you have to be prepared for that.

6. Understand that if you choose to move in with a friend there’s a risk you could lose them

Living with them can completely change your relationship. Either it'll strengthen that friendship or tear it apart. In my experience, it has been the latter.

7. Make sure everyone has a steady income and savings

If something happens and they or you suddenly don't have a job anymore, bills still have to paid. And it's not the others responsibility to be responsible for that lack of income.

8. Keep records of all communication

You never know when someone will go against there word and if so having proof is completely necessary.

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I've definitely had people decide not to do a lease last minute and that's put me in the bad situation of trying to scramble and figure something out to ensure I have a place to live.

10. Learn about each others' personal lives

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11. Decide who is contributing what

Figure out who is going to bring the TV, the furniture, the shower curtain, etc. Also, make sure to list this on the roommate agreement.

12. If pets are involved make sure to have the other meet them before signing a lease together

This goes both ways. It's important for all on the lease and their pets to get along and feel comfortable with each other.

13. Don’t do it

Personally, every experience I have with signing a lease with someone has been awful. It's been the most stressful times of my life. If you do choose to have a roommate choose to rent a place that has individual leases instead of everyone being on one and take my advice above.

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