Emporio Armani Men’s Fall Collection At Milan 2017
Change is afoot at Giorgio Armani headquarters, including a re-tooled auditorium, which the designer plans to use as a cinema, among other things, and a shifting mindset about how men should dress. In a season where designers are re-thinking the traditional suit, Armani is having his say – and then some. “The classics – what a bore! It’s time to refresh them, but subtly, and without discrediting the past. It’s time to have more fun,” said Armani after the show.
He was the designer to pull apart the classic suit, tearing out the lining, the heaviness, and softening the shoulder to create the slouch that became his signature. What he talked about after his Emporio Armani show on Saturday, however, was a subtler deconstruction – more about how pieces should be worn, rather than their construction. “Men should be able to play, to create an individual look, to dress younger if they want,” he said.