Flight reveals the city from above with the central points marked on a map as the backdrop to the brand logo. This collection is a tribute to the 1930s aviator and his world, to the sophisticated severity and adventurous precision of his style, to the metallic glints of the planes and hangars. The idea of a human in flight reinvents a figure that has always been central to the Armani imagination, dressing him in sport-inspired clothes made from soft, high-impact materials, with enveloping volumes and designs that expand and dilate the classic Prince of Wales and houndstooth checks. Silhouettes are varied: coats, trench coats, double-breasted pea coats and blousons are worn with cropped trousers, complete with boots and lace-ups that boast thick soles to mark every step. The rhythm of the patterns expands into everything else: even oversized t-shirts are made in the same wools as coats and trousers. Leather and knit are essential elements that add grit and comfort: vintage-style bomber jackets, long tricot coats, and cardigans with matching gilets to create new twin sets. This evening is no less sophisticated and the Emporio avaitor explores the pleasure of velvet and the sparkle of crystals, indulging in the languor of silk blouses with long scarf collars with no disdain for the rigour of double-breasted jackets.
The chromatic panorama moves from greige and beige to caramel and rust tones before lighting up with flashes of colour, from intense red to geranium, with purple notes, before settling down in black. Long goves, beanies, and duffle and drawstrings bag accompany the flight.