Unlike the War-era voluptuousness of the Emporio Armani AW13 women’s collection, the SS14 menswear is far more body-conscious, accentuating Adonis-like athleticism and futuristic luxury. The collection was a mathematical lesson in babenomics, as geometric patterns, particularly the hexagon, took precedence, symbolising the increasingly complex hive of digital connectivity across the globe.
Lines and hems were purposefully absent in favour of sci-fi functionality. From the jersey grey t-shirt with a hexagonal relief to the Miami Vice monochrome suits, each garment was laser-cut and perforated for futuristic definition reminiscent of digital codes. The lightweight construction of the fabrics highlighted the layers of mesh, and most garments, from the blazers to harem trousers, were zipped or clasped tight to the body – rather than demurely buttoned – for an easy, sporty look. Fit for the future – or really, fit for right now.
Words: Elise Marraro (Follow Elise on Twitter @PardonMe_Lissie)