During Milan Fashion Week, the runway of Emporio Armani has transformed into an Elizabethan stage where everyday life is exalted with coherence and refinement. Giorgio Armani, in fact, presents us with clothes that do not mask the person behind a character, but rather enhance and exalt them in all their essence. In this collection, the style of Emporio Armani takes on an urban, eclectic vein, underlined by a subtle sense of humor.
For the fall/winter 2023/24 collection of Emporio Armani, the irony is subtle yet evident, like the radiant smile of the model whose enlarged photograph serves as the backdrop for the runway. This smile represents the spirit and attitude of the collection: light, agile, and precise.
Short hems set the rhythm, while evening tops with large straps reminiscent of stage costumes are reinterpreted through the eyes of Armani. Small hats and jackets with asymmetrical buttons, paired with boots that lend a graphic tone to the entire look, alternate with flowing pants, creating a snappy silhouette with pronounced shoulders and a waist emphasized by high corset belts. The play between masculine and feminine is evident like a DNA trait, with games of volumes and textures that mix shiny surfaces with mohair, canvas, and treated velvets, in a mix of blacks, whites, and grays with touches of intense magenta and metallic luminescence.
Day and night exchange roles in the clothes and accessories: velvet bombers, large shoppers covered in sequins, a shirt collar that doubles as a necklace on an evening dress. Everything comes together, as in theater, in the sign of an off-register classicism, where irony and elegance merge to create a masterpiece of timeless style.