Milan Fashion Week SS16: Giorgio Armani

Milan Fashion Week SS16: Giorgio Armani

The high life

Text: Norman Tan

Giorgio Armani celebrates its 40th anniversary with a demure collection that has us summer dreamin' of Saint-Tropez

The looks: Seeing that Saint-Tropez is Giorgio Armani's summer escapade, it came as no surprise that his spring collection was awash with ensembles fit for the French Riviera. Lounge in the large, sculptural sun hats that topped nautical stripes; keep cool in ombré shifts and kaftans that were pretty in pink; and, slip into nighttime elegance with smart jacket-bermuda combis and embellished slip dresses. Compared to Emporio Armani's youthful spring break attire, Giorgio Armani's summer is clearly for the adults only. 

Something you might have missed: Layered atop the panelled navy leather jacket (look 28) was a necklace that could've been mistaken for a scarf with tasselled ends — the designer's ingenuity transformed winter accesories into summer jewellery. 

Buro loves: The organza trousers. Fabrics were layered to achieve a balance between a slim-fitted and relaxed silhouette, and the irredescent sheen makes it oh-so-versatile. 

Try it now: Paperbag waists that also showed at Salvatore Ferragmo the previous day. Belt an oversized skirt (or trousers) and you're good to go.

Closing looks: Giorgio Armani is a true couturier, and pieces from the brand's couture line (Giorgio Armani Privé) usually ends off his ready-to-wear runway. His last two looks were a stargazer's delight, with shimmering gemstones peppering inky blue canvases reminiscent of the night sky. 

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

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