Emporio Armani F/W 2015
Brushstrokes of sports tailoring
“Bringing back some grinta!” shouted Giorgio Armani – using the Italian term for fighting spirit – over the noisy throng of models after a sporty, gutsy exposition on the art of blending tailoring and sportswear at his latest Emporio Armani menswear show in Milan.
“Grinta, not in the negative sense of fighting, but in the positive one of pride and energy,” explained the perennially tanned and trim heavy weight champion of Italian men’s fashion.
On a crisp Monday morning in Milan, Emporio opened with a gang of high-speed skiers in mega polka dot body suits, goggles on their heads, crash helmets in hand. So this was grinta with plenty of Armani fantasy.
Giorgio then took the biggest fall fashion trend in Milan – jogging pants with tailoring – somewhere very new. With that wonderful Neapolitan song O Schiavo E’ ‘O Rre by Nino D’Angelo purring out of the speakers, the models sauntered out under Italian kepies in a winter mountain version of the pants – ribbed, forgiving in the crotch and nipped at the ankle. He combined these with natty faux croco double breasted or splendid bomber jackets, cut Confederate style. Also, the brush strokes of color on the clothes in the opening were fresh.
For evening, the Emporio man will attend black tie events this coming winter in a satin trim jogging pant, micro waistcoat and metallic tinged smoking jacket. It made for a lush Levantine finale and the season’s best looks for a refined soiree.