From Giorgio Armani, a sensual holiday collection inspired by the sea

Giorgio Armani Mare – meaning ‘sea’ in Italian – is a transporting men’s and womenswear collection made for summertime escapes

Two men in Giorgio Armani Mare with skateboard
Giorgio Armani Mare Spring/Summer 2023
(Image credit: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani)

A surfboard gleaming in the sun; crystal-clear swimming pools and rocky coves; the shadow cast by the leaves of a palm tree – a new series of images from Giorgio Armani captures the Italian house’s latest ‘Mare’ collection, and the sensuality of summer. 

A seasonal collection made for beachside dressing – ‘mare’ translates from Italian as ’sea’ – the Spring/Summer 2023 collection comprises pieces that run the gamut of warm-weather attire, from diaphanous silk shirts and crisp 1990s-tinged swimwear to beach bags and towels complete with Giorgio Armani’s signature ‘GA’ motif. 

Giorgio Armani Mare Spring/Summer 2023 collection

Woman with Armani surfboard

(Image credit: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani)

As with all of Mr Armani’s collections, the various pieces span the 24 hours of a day – from breakfast by the pool to cocktail hour and beyond. For the latter, gently oversized tailoring is cut with the house’s signature ease – the collection notes call it ‘liquid’ – alongside a series of glamour-infused pieces for women, from glimmering spiderweb vests to bejewelled bra tops and floating sarong-style skirts. The house says the pieces are linked by ‘an imperceptible vein of exoticism; a light-hearted and carefree spirit’.

Colours take inspiration from sand and sea, whether tones of azure and baby blue, or natural beige and camel, appearing across a typically rich array of fabrics – linen, délavé linen, velvet, silk and cotton among the various lightweight layers. Accessories include golden sandals, tasselled suede handbags and sculptural bangles and earrings – though the ultimate accompaniment is perhaps the ‘GA’-branded surfboard, more than worth the extra check-in fee. 

Giorgio Armani Mare Spring/Summer 2023 is available now online and in stores worldwide.

Two men in sun in Giorgio Armani suits

(Image credit: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani)

Woman in Armani swimsuit with man

(Image credit: Courtesy of Armani)

Man with Giorgio Armani bag

(Image credit: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani)
Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.