Mood board: On the final day of Milan Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani went on a wild colour-blocking ride for A/W 2017, splashing coats with bright hues in graphic red and royal blue. This colour spectacle was in keeping with the Italian designer's exuberance in cutting, and this season, Armani’s beloved trousers came in luxurious satin, with sari-style draped wrapped fronts. Bright details and finishes were also in abundance, noted in colourful fringing, fur, landscape prints, florals and stripes.
Best in show: Textured pleat front trousers in cobalt, turquoise or rich purple velvet, were paired with sockless loafers, bringing a clean, preppy twist to Armani’s tailoring. Also noteworthy were a pair of oversized black velvet culottes, embroidered with dainty flowers.
Finishing touches: The designer pushed for a turn-of-the-century silhouette in his footwear, espousing little lace up booties with delicate heels. Mohair bowler hats and oversized plastic earrings were all part of Armani’s idiosyncratic finishes, while his handbags looked sharp and modern with their round edges and hefty gold zips.