February 25th, 2014
Giorgio Armani focuses on grey and flannel for his latest collection but not as you’d expect, read all about it here.
A collection of almost entirely flannel pieces doesn’t initially sound promising but this is Giorgio Armani, it’s inevitably
going to turn out right. And so it did. His latest collection entitled ‘Fade to Grey’ featured all colours of the grey spectrum from white to black and everything in between. It wasn’t all drab though, as Armani threw in dramatic flashes of lime green here there and everywhere. It shouldn’t work but it really did.
Like the latest mens collection, the silhouette was softened, ankle-length slim-fit trousers had pleats that softened the front, jackets were rounded and re-proportioned. Forms expressed a new concept of individuality, comfort, sense of colour and processing of materials.
The flannel which made a frequent appearance was softened and treated until it became nearly impalpable, similar to tulle, making it perfect for evening wear which was adorned with exquisite embroidery. Flannel also made an appearance on the accessories the boots and army boots that complemented trousers and the soft shorts that resembled skirts. The collection was all about a liberation from constrictions and rules and every detail emphasised that perfectly.