In their words…
URBAN TECH IMPRESSIONS
Emporio Armani Menswear Fall 2013 :A new era. New attitudes and perspectives mark a different way of dressing. Naturally classic, pure Armani, with a severe allure that is highly contemporary. A collection with a strong metropolitan ethos, accentuated by innovative silhouettes and materials that create surprising effects and convey a tangible sense of energy and an impression of privilege and wealth.
The Emporio Armani man selects iconic styles from the male wardrobe – overcoat, caban, jacket, turtleneck and tuxedo jacket – but these are re-visited in high-tech materials. The focus is on each single piece in turn, as if it was under a spotlight.
A new silhouette. Slim-cut trousers, in wool-jersey or neoprene, accentuate the ample volumes of the outerwear (much of which is constructed from different fabrics on a neoprene-membrane frame) and oversized knitwear in thick yarn.
Wool, knitted yarns, leather and even velvet are coated and come with raw edges, or feature, on the inside, a thin membrane to make the fabric stiffer and give them substance. For example, see the classic jacket in laser-cut black nappa leather, where the orange membrane makes it change colors. The knitwear is innovative and luxurious, and is tailored with lapin and tricot stitching, to be worn under a tuxedo.
Are paired with eternal blue and asphalt grey; the range of khakis covers the spectrum from lighter sandy hues to more intense and darker tones, with hints of yellow or orange. There are touches of emerald green and blue-purple.
Traditional lace-ups feature new lacing and echo the detailing in the clothing. Classic moccasins with a fringe come in velvet and leather. There are ankle boots, and boots in soft calf hair, with unusual detailing. Backpacks with multiple pockets come in sheepskin fur or in laser-cut nappa leather coupled with neoprene. The maxi-clutches are new and unexpected.
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Photos: Emporio ArmaniPublished on January 14, 2013