with rumors swirling regarding armani’s retirement since last year, the FW11 collection presented by the emporio collection showcases more of what makes me feel so uneasy about the italian based label. a predominantly black palette with two small shots of blue was presented as a wide range of look was designed for the fall season at milan fashion week. dated & dull, the collection did absolutely nothing for me. as much as i respect armani, as a designer & living icon, i can’t understand what creativity is left within him in order to sustain another season. although armani himself has not announced any plans of retirement anytime soon, i am hoping that an exit is being considered; if even only for the armani legacy. for too many seasons, designs that are out of touch have been presented. i understand the importance to create your own lane in design, but don’t flee the pack for less tasteful concepts. im very dissapointed with what is seen & am hoping that the giorgio armani mainline will be able to, at least slightly, make up for the lacking set of design seen here. modernization is needed for the armani & badly.
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