Milan Fashion Week SS16: Emporio Armani

Tequila sunrise

Milan Fashion Week SS16: Emporio Armani
Emporio Armani's runway showed an extensive collection of girly confections in shades borrowed from a tequila sunrise

The inspiration: Giorgio Armani knows that girls just want to have fun. His spring collection was light-hearted as seen in the punchy colour palette of sunset orange and carnation pink, and everything in between. Tops and jackets were styled with high slits and cut-outs that dialled up the sass.  

I spy: Art deco florals on button-down shirts and skirts (looks 7 and 8) — a refreshing take on the spring trend. And, a candy-striped duster coat (look 44) that looked like it's been spun from a cotton candy machine. 

Favourite accessory: The heavy-set chain link necklaces that contrasted against the kittenish outfits. If that's Armani's vision of a girl gang during spring break (he even sent models out in trios on the catwalk), it makes us nostalgic for those bygone, lawless days. 

Something you might have missed: Ruched, billowy trousers held up at the knee by buckled leather straps. 

Lesson learnt: Go wild, but clean up well. There's nothing a good pair of satin trousers and a longline blazer can't fix (look 5), and the first third of the collection demonstrates just that. Must-have? A pair of oversized tinted sunglasses to mask the aftermath of last night's rave. 

To view the full collection, click on the slideshow below. 

For all our Milan Fashion Week SS16 coverage, click here


Text: Andrea Sim

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