Future fusion

Emporio Armani SS16
By Clementine Zawadzki | 22 June 2015
In the 1980s, Giorgio Armani pioneered a kind of tension in dressing that would revolutionise men’s wardrobes forever. Classic tailoring relaxed and deconstructed, he brought film to fashion and vice versa in his progression of the two-piece suit. Step forward to yesterday in Milan and there you have it, a cinematic collection imbued with a resounding push pull – this time a bold clash of East meets West. The middle ground between formal wear and its abandon, via natural hues and clean cuts that communicate organic thought, structure and process.
Effortless signifiers: washed silk, cotton and wool made for light travel, including nappa leather in long-line coats and oversized blazers. Paisley print, double-breasted box jackets complemented high-waist, tapered trousers with an offbeat, one side dart – the relaxed fit completed with sneakers, slip-ons, and open-heeled, strapped oxfords. A 3D effect on delicately embellished cardigans and t-shirts perfectly fused the old world with the new, the cool seasons with warmer climes, custom with comfort.
The kind of play-off that ascended the Armani name, and that will continue to do so while it’s total aesthetic ease men are after. And that won’t be changing anytime soon.


GALLERYCatwalk images from Emporio Armani SS16