menswear collection: emporio armani, fall

by Jeremy Danté

unexpectedly taking a break from stiff sophistication & hard-edged, sleek, glamour- the FW11 emporio armani collection was surprisingly more rugged. while refined style was still greatly represented, i admire the shift in direction for the label , whom i’ve described as ‘out of the loop’ in the past. a rich palette of navy, maroon with shades of neutral & blue were threaded inspiringly throughout the collection; while not distracting from the clothes. that said, while i do respect the shift in direction- i would’ve loved to see an alliance of current trends of bold color combined with classic concepts- here, the armani label stays in line with their own vision, while upgrading slightly in direction; but still come up short in choosing to lead a path all their own as oppose to falling in line. while leading the way is important & respected, it’s also important to do so with unbridled creativity.

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