Giorgio Armani A/W 2019 Milan Fashion Week Women’s

Giorgio Armani A/W 2019 Milan Fashion Week Women’s

Scene setting: Guests hopped over the road from Mr Armani’s usual runway setting, and the brand’s Tadao Ando-designed HQ, to the Armani/Silos exhibition space, which during men’s fashion week showed the work of photographer Charles Fréger. Here guests sat in different galleries, lined with one, uniting black lacquered runway, a set-up reflecting the eveningwear élan of the collection. 

Mood board: Earlier this week, the Emporio Armani line debuted a collection predominantly in scarlet. Giorgio Armani’s was titled ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, imagined in a range of elegant midnight shades. Women’s looks were sharp – short jackets with undulating piping, petits fours and velvet trousers, voluminous matador shirts and an array of silk, beaded and corsage-embellished jumpsuits. Men’s tailoring was idiosyncratically slick – double-breasted or skinny, in Prince of Wales check or with tuxedo details. 

Best in show: For women, a piped black velvet suit was paired with an opulent ruffled shirt, and for men, boxy double-breasted suits had 1980s elegance. §

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