Milan is not only known for the fabulous glamour, but also for standout beauty looks when it comes to runways. The fashion houses that presented their Spring 2019 collections made sure that they introduced some memorable makeup and hair moments this year. One of the best things about the upcoming spring is that all makeup and hair trends are easy to recreate. You won’t need a makeup pro or an appointment at the hair salon to copy these looks. It will be all about the eyes, starting with fierce eyeshadow colors, graphic eyeliner, to accenting the inner corner with statement shimmery shades.
Emporio Armani surprised with a dynamic Pre-Fall 2018 collection that merges different styles, fabrics, and cuts. The brand paid a lot of attention to make everything more youthful and more wearable. This time Armani wanted to create separates that can take you to a range of different occasions.
Just like always, the collection includes Armani’s signature designs. This time the iconic suits got a youthful twist. The brand decided to play with colors, patterns and make their ensembles more vibrant than ever. Although classic power suits are designer’s signatures, the Emporio Armani brand explores a more playful side this time. The Pre-Fall 2018 collection escapes the familiar patterns and moves towards a contemporary direction.
There is a perfect balance between athleisure and elegance in the collection. The luxury brand involved elements from both styles, to satisfy the needs of all customers. There is also a variety of fun colors including green, pink and red.
You will also find the clashing between feminine and masculine cuts very interesting. The suits are more on the boyish side but they include details that soften them up. The fierce, precise tailoring is no stranger to Emporio Armani. That is the main characteristic that helped the designer gain popularity in the world of fashion. A highlight in the collection is the green chic suit that features a gorgeous pattern and sexy V neckline.
Another great thing about the Pre-Fall 2018 collection is the way that completely opposite materials are incorporated into one outfit. Armani matched delicate satin with warm cashmere. The outfit shows a pair of nude silk pants and a matching blouse decorated with bows. To add some contrast the classic camel winter coat joins this story. Altogether, it looks very sophisticated and urban.
The sporty side of the collection is made of designs that feature Emporio Armani’s symbol as a strong case of logomania. This year everyone is turning their attention to laid-back styles and pieces that are easy to wear. Since Armani doesn’t specialize in athleisure, his casual looks still feature a glam factor. The perfect example is a pair of black boxing shorts matched with a long jacket.
Emporio Armani’s latest presentation is everything that a trendy lady needs in her wardrobe. There are looks that will be ideal for a day at the office, and ones great for everyday events. The mix of masculine and feminine adds adventurous vibe to the collection.
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The London Fashion Week has officially ended. We had an exciting fashion week with multiple opulent shows. London welcomed some big names for the first time. The Italian designer Giorgio Armani swapped Milan for London this season. He presented a massive Spring 2018 Collection with a variety of power suits. The suits with confident cuts are among the biggest highlights from the LFW.
Opposite of Emporio Armani’s androgynous power suits, Erdem presented out-of-this-world elegant dresses that radiate femininity. Moralioglu’s spring 2018 offerings had a strong royal vibe. He designed a sophisticated collection available to everybody. Erdem’s dresses are among the best offerings from the spring shows so far.
We must also mention Ralph & Russo‘s feminine dresses. The designer duo left everyone in awe with their debut ready-to-wear collection. Tamara and Michael’s idea for RTW dressing involves a bit of couture. We are talking about sheer fabrics, heavy embellishments, and metallic designs. Ralph & Russo’s spring dresses are a must-have for every fashion-forward lady who nurtures an elegant style.
Tommy Hilfiger made an opulent closure of the LFW. The American designer together with the supermodel Gigi Hadid presented a 90s-inspired collection with a strong grunge vibe. The pieces carried Hilfiger’s love for rock music. Edgy designs, red tartan and black leather dominated in the see now, buy now, Fall 2017 Collection.
Donatella Versace had a similar idea for her Versus Versace Spring 2018 collection. Her latest designs featured a lot of checks and graphics. The designer truly understands the fashion DNA of the young generations. As a result to that, she offered casual but edgy pieces. Her Spring 2018 collection is all about making a statement without trying too hard.
Feast your eyes on the best runway looks from the SS 2018 LFW.
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The Italian-born Giorgio Armani this season swapped Milan for London. The designer had a very good reason to show his collection during London Fashion Week. He was celebrating the opening of the revamped Emporio Armani store on Bond Street. To present the Spring 2018 collection the designer occupied a luxury venue at Tobacco Dock on River Thames. Giorgio showed both his men’s and women’s collections.
Giorgio Armani’s collections are always classic but unique. Lately, is hard to find good chinos. But Giorgio Armani offered a lot of well-cut chinos for men and women. The Emporio Armani RTW Spring 2018 Collection has plenty of suits and formal wear.
Giorgio designed power suits even when they weren’t as popular as now. For more than 30 years the Italian designer offers tailored to perfection suits for ladies. The Emporio Armani Spring 2018 Collection is full of androgynous smartly cut suits that stand for intelligent femininity. Emporio Armani has a lot of options for the businesswomen. That’s why Giorgio is equally loved by men and women when it comes to power dressing. Besides classic cuts colored in pastels, the designer showed attention-grabbing patterned ensembles for the most daring ladies.
Anyway, at the Emporio Armani 2018 Spring show, it wasn’t only about suits. Giorgio Armani added a dose of athleisure in some of his spring offerings. Seeing athleisure pieces by Giorgio Armani felt refreshing. The designer brought two big trends in this collection: the athleisure trend and the sheer trend. Anyway, Giorgio Armani’s designs are never passé. He is one of the few designers that have the power to create timeless pieces with the latest trends in mind.
As always, the designer showed a massive collection. Spectators had a chance to enjoy more than 100 mesmerizing looks that were presented on the runway. Not that you need an excuse to visit the renewed Emporio Armani store on Bond Street, but now is the perfect time to visit London if you aren’t British. The value of the British pound is significantly lower compared with the euro and the dollar. So, you can use this situation as an excuse to shop in England.
Emporio Armani Spring 2018 Collection will most certainly be the first place to look at if you are craving for a killer suit. No matter if you are a man or woman, Giorgio Armani has a lot of everything for everybody.
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Audacious and ultra polished, couturier Giorgio Armani’s latest Emporio Armani fall/winter 2017-18 ready-to-wear collection was presented this morning at Milan Fashion Week in a co-ed format, which saw the men’s wear line alternating with the women’s on stage.
Giorgio Armani’s take on the next fall/winter season comes after he announced, earlier this morning, his willingness to consolidate his various lines under just three labels, namely Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and A|X Armani Exchange. “There will only be three lines starting with the fall-winter 2018 season,” the Italian designer revealed backstage. “There was too much confusion with so many collections. Times have changed and we have to evolve.”
And times surely have already changed for the Italian fashion house, as it is not only undergoing internal restructuring processes, co-ed formats included, but is also already showing new attitudes through its new runway shows.
The Emporio Armani fall/winter 2017-18 collection perfectly described Giorgio Armani’s new vision on prêt-a-porter fashion, which was ready-to-wear indeed and also extremely variegated. Although the high-end figures stole the spotlight throughout his astounding 50+ women’s proposals (along with the men’s wear line, the show unveiled a grand total of 104 looks!), the collection presented Armani’s more street-wear-conscious side of fashion as well, with the ultra relaxed lines, cozy fabrics and comfortable silhouettes going hand in hand with the structured designs.
Like many other designers, Giorgio Armani alternated Scandinavian, hygge-infused lines with more hourglass figures, which were here enhanced either with belts cinched at the waists, or standard Armani tailored jackets. The collection’s color palette also helped designer Giorgio Armani be as versatile as one could expect, with the dark, sensual blacks coming intertwined with classic whites and more risqué Schiaparelli pinks. Red, as seen in previous collections such as those of Max Mara and Fendi, was a key color here too, although this time filtered though Giorgio Armani’s signature bright red lens.
The collection’s patterns were equally inspiring, with both bon-ton polka dots and solid-colored prints revamping the scene. To better emphasize his urban take on fashion, Giorgio Armani even experimented with abstract geometric patterns, which brought a touch of jocosity on stage.
One of the collection’s key elements, namely a roomy, black sweatshirt, got embellished with a big “7” emblazoned on the front, which could also be regarded as Armani’s contribution to the “logo craze” that has spread around this fascinating Milan Fashion Week. Vichy patterns, which were used basically everywhere during New York and London Fashion Weeks, took their time to shine at Armani’s show too, adorning everything from the coats to the dresses.
As for the actual pieces, the Emporio Armani fall 2017 collection was particularly filled with stylish separates, which will easily allow anyone to play with the collection’s different motifs. There were also a few evening-approved proposals, such as long, airy dresses, which enchanted us with their minimalist elegance and subtle opulence towards the end of the show.
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The Emporio Armani spring/summer 2017 ad campaign features a lot of interesting looks, carrying over the prevalence of bold prints from the spring 2017 collection. The ad campaign was shot in Rome, Italy, by photographer Lachlan Bailey. The Emporio Armani spring 2017 campaign features the faces of Luna Bijl, Roos Abels and Chiharu Okunugi.
The different sized prints are excellent and interesting, my personal favorites being the collection of elephants worn by Chiharu Okunugi on a pair of wide-legged pants with a drawstring waist. The top also features a design of elephants in a pixelated style on a mock turtleneck with a background of blue.
There are also very clear elements of influence from Indian style and culture and they show up in beautiful embellishments and patterns, placement, with the juxtaposition between the three-dimensional feel of some of the embellishments and the smooth sheer feel of certain portions of the outfits looking so interesting.
The collection featured in the campaign shows off a variety of silhouettes that for the most part are relaxed in fit. The prints are not the only eye-catching feature of the collection either. The mix of embellishments and sheer materials epitomizes a wonderful set of looks that was shown off by the trip in different shades with loose pockets and drawstrings on the shorts.
Matching shirts in different cuts also adorned them creating an interesting aesthetic that is reminiscent of the cute flapper dresses that permeated fashion throughout the 1920s. Amusingly enough the resurrection and resurgence of the aesthetic in new ways are occurring very closely to the 2020s. Without jumping too far forward, I am interested in seeing where this label and their designs go moving forward.
Emporio Armani’s eyewear for the spring and summer 2017 campaign is sharp and dark. The sunglasses have a very international spy appearance to them thanks to the darkness of the lenses, which are darker in the upper middle and lighter towards the round rims on one model.
On the other model, the lenses appear to be shaded fully from end to end. The color contrast of the frames that sit on the high cheekbones of the model shows off the difference in the darkness of the lenses, while the black portions of the frame also create an incredible look.
In the image that promotes the eyewear, the visible portions of the outfits in the photo include interesting pieces as well. We are blessed with more elephants, these being white on a burnt orange colored shirt with white vertical stripes adorning the collar. The textured sports jacket is also nice, paired with a decorated tie that appears to be black with deep blue oversized polka dots on it.
Overall the Emporio Armani spring 2017 campaign is intense with a bit of a whimsical nature to it thanks to the mix of textures, silhouettes, styles and designs.
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Archives are always a hotbed for inspiration, especially when it comes to Giorgio Armani. For his newest Emporio Armani pre-fall 2017 collection, the Italian artist immersed himself into all of those old sketches that he has been collecting for more than 40 years of his career in the fashion industry, treating us to a sort of old newness that one cannot help but adore.
As a result, this 23-piece collection will particularly appeal to those who look forward to designers’ second lines to buy (slightly) more affordable, yet always high-end clothes. And since this is Armani’s collection, nothing could be described as predictable, although most of the silhouettes and lines look extremely familiar.
While for his main line, the 82-year-old designer always favors a dark-toned palette, such as black, gray and at times even beige colors, over more vivid hues, for this specific Emporio Armani pre-fall 2017 line-up he made an exception by venturing into the boldest side of fashion, injecting bright reds, pinks and light blues into most outfits.
Black remains the sole protagonist here, but is surprisingly not alone. Cheerfully colored bows, stripes and polka dots also revive some of the darkest looks, adding a distinctive and playful younger touch to the entire collection.
What could be described as standard Armani is, instead, the abounding amount of separates that the Piacenza-born designer delighted us with. From flirty skirts to mannish trousers, from Eighties-inspired quilted jackets with puffed-up shoulders to casual t-shirts, the latest Emporio Armani pre-fall collection comprises a well-balanced array of separates that easily transition from day to night, depending on how we decide to combine them. Signature Armani suits are, of course, still the focal point of this collection, although this time around such suits effortlessly feature fresher cropped cuts and more relaxed lines.
Suits aside, the Emporio Armani pre-fall 2017 collection also quickly introduces us to another important key element, which indeed helps us set Giorgio Armani’s two major lines apart: girly dress.
Playful and definitely designed while keeping a sort of “funky girl” prototype in mind, Armani’s take on the pre-fall frock is a highly versatile one, with the figures, lines and details of the dresses being just perfect for any occasion (with the sole exception of the sequined mini dress that is all about nights out with friends).
Last but not least, the collection delivers a sort of “line within the line” that clearly flirts with all of those women who are looking for garments to wear at the office, whether it is a long coat, a pair of pointy-toe oxford shoes or a beige blazer. Emporio Armani’s pre-fall 2017 collection takes the task to treat them to wearable, office-ready staples, without disappointing us with its results.
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It seems like a safe assumption to believe that Giorgio Armani has been planning to have a beyond stellar runway show for the Emporio Armani spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, above and beyond his normal adherence to a well focused imaginative excellence. After being unable to show his Emporio Armani runway collection 18 years ago in Paris due to safety concerns and a last minute shut down for him, Giorgio Armani came into Paris Fashion Week ready to show off Emporia Armani’s spring 2017 collection.
He did so with noticeable flair and incredible chicness. Armani created a series of ensembles that evoked the feeling of being well traveled, immersing the guests viewing his collection into the world of shapes and colors that inspired him to create such a wonderful collection. The models were sporting very long, very tight Dutch braids or other, shorter hairstyles, including a natural TWA that looked beautiful on the runway along with several shorter male coifs.
There were a lot of suit ensembles strolling down the Emporio Armani spring 2017 collection runway, and the tailoring for each was beautifully done and complementary to the physique, but the real stars of this show were the colors and patterns. It was obvious throughout the collection that Giorgio Armani was deeply influenced by India and many Asian garb features.
The reds were so rich and deeply colored and the prints were fresh, fun and new. Emporio Armani is a definite departure from the styles of Armani with a more open, fresher take that is also designed to appeal to younger audiences. It’s a fashion line that is designed to be more accessible and interesting while still maintaining a high standard and the spring 2017 collection does just that.
The elephants that permeated the runway were bright and aesthetically interesting in a variety of different images. The silhouettes are perfection, many of the looks were designed to cavort with the idea of menswear vs womenswear, pulling the lines and designs of menswear but altered and tailored to be complementary to the requirements of a womenswear ensemble.
The collection is amusing, bright and delightful covering the needs for work and leisure through soft silks, stunning prints and the very present and appreciated elephant.
There, on the Emporio Armani spring/summer 2017 runway Giorgio Armani put on his first Parisian runway show in nearly two decades. He showed such a variety of prints, fabrics, tailoring and silhouettes that the collection felt rounded, complete, interesting and intense.
The colors and patterns used were as rich and complex as a customer could dream of requesting, providing a depth and beauty with each ensemble that is sure to resonate with a lot of shopper. It will be interesting to see how these articles of clothing will be utilized during the spring and summer seasons.
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Italian designer Giorgio Armani is showing his upcoming Emporio Armani spring 2017 fashion show in Paris, exceptionally favoring the French capital for just one runway show. Armani’s other brand, namely the Giorgio Armani collection, will still be featured on the Milan Fashion Week schedule to the pleasure of those who always look forward to his shows in Milan.
Such a decision may surprise many of you, but doesn’t come by chance at all. The designer’s choice of venue for his younger label’s runway show is rather a well thought-out change, as it coincides with another important, exciting event.
“This season, exceptionally, I have decided to present the Emporio Armani collection in Paris. The renovation of the Emporio Armani Paris store and Café in Saint-Germain have given me the opportunity to re-think the show’s venue and date,” the legendary designer told WWD.
It is not the first time that Giorgio Armani has tried to move one of his runway shows to Paris, although it is (probably) going to be the first time he will manage to actually show his collection at the Paris Fashion Week. Back in 1998, when the Emporio Armani Paris Store was inaugurated, the Italian designer decided to celebrate it with a party and, an exclusive Giorgio Armani show.
Because of ‘security reasons’, the show and the party were offhandedly canceled by the Parisian police, which also had to shut down the tents Giorgio Armani had nicely built for the show. As reported by an article of The New York Times written in March 13th of 1998, however, the story looked different from Giorgio Armani’s side.
“Although the official reason was security problems with the tent erected in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres area, the Italian designer suggested that the real reasons were chauvinism, politics and the inability of the French to face up to a changing, global world. ‘This is a war between the French and the Italians — but I like war,’ said Mr. Armani, who will now restage the banned show in New York during the American collections next month.”
Scheduled for the 3rd of October, the Emporio Armani spring 2017 runway show + the store reopening is a great opportunity for the luxury house to lessen the distances between its aesthetics and the younger French audience. The 1200 m2 store, which closed in January for the make-over, will be entirely renovated under a new, more captivating concept, and is going to be strategically important for the label’s sales.
As for us, we truly hope everything goes according to plan, this time around!
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Giorgio Armani is one of the most expanded designers in the industry, with his slew of namesake brands and lines stemming from his eponymous label. His Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani brands have just released their resort 2017 lines, each with its own audience and purpose, and each with its own overall design aesthetic. Both are helmed by Armani himself, and show the range the designer is able to execute, as well as the expansive mind he has in terms of design ideas in general.
His Giorgio Armani label is generally geared toward an older, more mature crowd, especially due to the price point of the garments in relation to his other namesakes. As such the Giorgio Armani resort 2017 collection was full of smart suits, and rather masculine silhouettes. The garments brought together and celebrated great styles in his repertoire, which is where the menswear pieces came in; even the more masculine pieces had a lovely sense of feminine fluidity, so the juxtaposition acted to balance femininity and strength. This has been a common Armani trend since back in the ’80s, and is one that we can see still today and can expect to continue to see in the future.
There were some great jackets in this collection, and since it is a resort line, the fabrics chosen were lightweight silk blends, linens, and viscose. The shoulders were defined in order to give everything support and strength, while the light fabrics kept the designs airy, especially as they were paired with equally light wide-leg, pleated pants.
The loose fit of many garments here brings forth ideas of relaxed luxury, as is a common theme for resort lines. Garments in this line nodded to pajamas, while not being too literal, but the relaxation element was still present. A break from the common trends was a white, dot-splotched romper that showed the furthest stretch for a youthful silhouette in the group.
The Emporio Armani resort 2017 collection, on the other hand, is generally geared toward the younger woman as she transitions into the world of luxury fashion, in hopes she will later become a customer of the Giorgio Armani label. That is why this resort collection is fundamentally modern and youthful, from the clothes to the accessories, and back to the styling of the models.
Armani continued on with his classic juxtaposition between masculine and feminine styles, but here leaned closer to the side of femininity. A grey suit was the most masculine option of the line, and even that ensemble was right on the line of genders.
Smaller aspects came in throughout the line to balance the inherent femininity, though, as in the case of the girly, washed out green ruffled dress; a thick belt with large buttons broke in with some military-inspired masculinity; bringing in more masculinity was a white suit jacket over an asymmetrical, edgy black dress with a black lace bandeau underneath. Since the target crowd here is a younger group, the set design scheme was a bit more all over the place, in order to reach out to a broader group of women.
Here in the Emporio Armani cruise 2017 collection we were given girly dresses with drab colors to bring in some balance, the edgy black number, a smart pantsuit, and a more mature, airy green skirt set. These stylings encompass different types of women Armani is hoping to pull into his label. And if you ask us, both of his collections here are up to par with what we know to expect from the iconic designer.
Photos courtesy of Vogue