From London’s Tobacco Dock in 2017 to Milan Linate airport last year, Italian designer Giorgio Armani finally hits a home run, literally and figuratively, with his latest Emporio Armani FW’19 collection. For starters, the show was staged in his mothership, the Teatro Armani in Milan.
Exploring the notion of freestyle in the season’s collection, the Emporio Armani line itself was born out of a desire to connect to a wider audience; its iconic eagle logo — seen anchoring the cinched waist of a handful of the models this season — symbolises the brand’s free spirit.
On the show notes, Armani decodes freestyle as “opposites harmonise in unexpected and individual combinations”. The result is a persuasive, newfangled aesthetic that the Emporio Armani woman can comprehend as a look, but also incorporate single pieces into her daily wardrobe. Here, we highlight the four key styles that define the collection
Jackets, trousers and jumpsuits are taken apart and pieced back together but with atypical material like organza, offering both a structured yet soft silhouette in one piece.
Pulling together unlikely silhouettes brings forth new proportions, where oversized outerwear meets feminine silhouette to tailored jacket pared with loose, soft trousers.
A sharp juxtaposition of red and black for the evening makes for a great entrance; or a graphic neutral splashed with tangerine and red is a bright choice for day, for that extra punch of confidence.
Accessories step up a notch with oversized pearl necklace, logo belt and soft bags with coin purse closure.
This article first appeared in the October issue of ELLE Singapore.