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Italian Streetstyle with Sorcha O'Brien

Sorcha is an Irish student currently studying fashion styling & visual merchandising at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. She loves life in Milan where she takes weekly Italian classes and enjoys hitting the streets with her film camera to shoot photos of her fashionista friends in and around the city.

For this Italian Streetstyle feature, Sorcha travelled to Lake Como for the day to photograph Carla Sobrini, a fashion & textile designer from Argentina. She also visited the trendiest spots of Milan to shoot friends Marta Kunst, a Spanish fashion designer and Euphemia Shi, a fellow fashion student at Domus Academy from Beijing.

A SUNDAY in Lake Como with Carla Sobrini

Lake Como is an hour outside Milan and a cheap €5 train ride. And, when in Milan, it would be rude not to go! Set against the foothills of the Alps, Lago di Como boasts the most beautiful villas along the water's edge (some rumoured to belong to George Clooney, Richard Branson & Sylvester Stallone). The city of Como has amazing architecture including a Gothic Church in the main square dating back to 1396.


Carla Sobrini is an Argentine Fashion designer graduated from FADU University of Buenos Aires. The 24 year old is currently based in Milan. She is a freelance Product Designer at Imohag which is a womenswear fashion brand based in Amsterdam. The brand has a minimalistic and muted style.

She also likes to paint and design prints, digital prints and screen printing.

Favourite colours: blue and violet

Favourite flavours of ice cream: strawberry and lemon

Go-to bar order: a gin tonic or a beer

Carla wears

Black Converse Allstars, Zara jeans, a Zara T-shirt and a Zara coat. Her hat is from a trip to Madrid, her bag is from her grandmother and she picked up the cardigan from a vintage shop.

Carla loves handmade silver jewellery. She bought the flower ring in a market in Morocco. The geometric ring came from a small jewellery shop in Barcelona and her silver band ring is by an Argentine Artisan called Sofia Melhem @besophie_

Follow Carla and her journey as a young fashion designer

via her insta profile @c.a.r.l.a____


Marta is a fashion stylist based in Milan and Sorcha met her at various spots around Navagli to document her streestyle for this feature. At aged 22, Marta has already graduated as a fashion designer from CSDMM in Madrid. You can see her fashion and jewellery collections on her Instagram page @martakunstkollektion.

“I love living in Milan because you get to see so many different styles and it's a city where you can feel free to wear whatever you want and discover your own style. Creating environments and moods around pieces of clothing is my favourite inspiring activity to do.”

Favourite colour: white

Favourite ice cream: coffee

What she orders at a bar: beer

Navigli is an area in Milan that is great fun because each evening the edge of the canals fill with people enjoying the sunset, an aperitivo and the nightlife (till the 10 pm curfew at the moment!). Navigli is home to an incredible canal system which consists of five canals - Naviglio Grande, Naviglio Pavese, Naviglio Martesana, Naviglio di Paderno and Naviglio di Bereguardo.

Naviglio Grande Canal

First look

MARTA wears

A yellow top from Zara, a mini skirt from Humana, socks from Sera and trainers from Nike. Marta's necklace and rings are handmade by her and she is wearing a Tommy Hilfiger watch.


MARTA wears

Pink vintage shirt, a green ribbed t-shirt from Bershka and cut off denim shorts from Bershka, trainers from Nike, socks from Asos and a bucket hat from Grimey.


MARTA wears

A white drawstring top from Bershka, a red knit vest from Humana, white wide leg jeans from Bershka and white Converse. Her red bucket hat is from H&M.

Fourth LOOK

MARTA wears

A denim jacket from Valentino Jeans, a dress from Bershka, handbag from Pull & Bear and boots from Ucasas. Her ring is from her collection Marta Kunst Kollektion.

FiftH look

MARTA wears

A pleather jacket and a zebra print bralette from Zara, Jeans from Bershka, a bag from Carla Sade and black platform boots from Ucasas.

Ciao from Milano🇮🇹

Un bacio !


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