Sunday, June 18, 2017
BEAUTY: Clothing--Emporio Armani SS'18
Milano Moda Uomo is officially underway and I think we are going to be seeing a lot more politically motivated messages this seasom. But for now, Giorgio Armani, master of simplistic luxurious elegance, gives us a respite from the grind of the world. His Emporio Armani label went out on a bit of a limb with a Spring Summer '18 collection that, while still effortlessly sleek and, well, Armani, shows some of the fashion forward silhouettes we have been seeing in other designers for many seasons now. EA looked to Japan for inspiration and the stunning results feel almost like a collection from Yohji Yamamoto. Boxy jackets reminiscent of kimonos featured jacquard prints of subtle koi and cherry blossoms. Cargo pants are made from extremely lightweight habotai, a type of traditional Japanese silk. My favorite part is the beautiful shorts-skirt hybrid that clearly owes much to the Japanese hakama pant. The entire collection is unexpected and ravishing, full of Armani details from the West and gorgeous Japanese details from the East--please do take the time to click on and enlarge the photos below to see these details closer, it's worth it.