ultramodern and with a fast-emerging soaring skyline, porta nuova is milan's new business district in the making. it's a highly prestigious project with numerous residential and commercial skyscrapers that'll add a distinct futuristic edge to the northern italian powerhouse. the first wave of luxury brands have already gained a foothold in the buzzing area, and among them is maison martin margiela. the quirky luxury label has opened the doors here of its first shop that's exclusively dedicated to accessories. the interior is an eclectic amalgamation of maison martin margiela's signature style references, and includes polished concrete floors, fluffy trompe l’œil rugs and mirrored ceilings. the brand's interior design objects are presented under glass fronted niches, while footwear is displayed on shelves made of thin metal blades against a long white curtain backdrop. location: via capelli 5 [porta nuova].