Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Giorgio Armani

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Giorgio Armani

Slouchy sartorialist

Text: Pakkee Tan

Giorgio Armani revisits the soft, relaxed silhouette of his early collections and turns them into sartorial gold for the new season

This season's silhouettes are more... forgiving. Think fluid shapes and relaxed fits, and you're on the right track. Armani's slouchy jackets and wide-legged pants sound the death knell of two-sizes-too-tight suiting.

Grey was anything but boring... as Armani deftly worked the natty neutral with a fresh perspective. Textured knits, cloudy and cracked vein prints, and tone-on-tone pinstripes showed that this collection was 50 shades of yay, rather than nay.

Those shoes all the models were wearing... resembled something from our childhood — Mary Janes. Could this be Armani playing with the gender-bending theme infiltrating menswear? They were a little bit kooky, but we liked them all the same.

Our pick of the collection was... Look 41, which featured a loose-fitting sweater with shibori-dyed detailing, paired with one of those fluid pants. The effect as the model made his way down the runway was, to say the least, suave and sophisticated.

One key styling tip from the show is... Undone-doneness is the order of the day. Models were kept from looking too perfect — pants were pulled up to calf length, jackets and coats were casually flung over shoulders, and shirts and sweaters were deliberately half-tucked for that of-the-moment feeling.

To see all our coverage of Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.