Emporio Armani Men Spring Summer 2024 “Sartorial Fusion of Cultures”. Story by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE. Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Armani.
It’s not the first time I’m in love with Giorgio Armani. This time it’s like the first time I’m in love. The new collection designed for men is an incredible masterpiece. I know where my next shopping path will lie – men’s department. I can wear practically everything. This collection is for me!
What to note: flued silhouettes and asymmetric jackets.
The collection’s motif, the ginkgo leaf, takes center stage, beautifully intertwining with elements inspired by the ecosystem of traditional Asian attire. This captivating fusion results in a breathtaking array of garments that seamlessly blend cultural influences while maintaining Emporio Armani’s signature elegance.
I can’t help but admire the exquisite craftsmanship showcased throughout the collection. The ginkgo leaf is tastefully embroidered as a cut-out pattern on one-and-a-half breasted peak lapel suits, paired effortlessly with wide flowing trousers. This clever design choice adds an element of visual intrigue to the ensembles, making them truly stand out. Additionally, the leaf motif adorns latticed, trellis-effect tops, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail and the brand’s commitment to pushing creative boundaries.
A play on textures and materials further enhances the allure of the collection. Matte jacquard fabrics, featuring the ginkgo leaf in full flourish, make a bold statement on shirt/biker hybrids, infusing a sense of modernity into the traditional designs. Soft-shouldered and loose golden tunic shirts with a subtle gleam evoke a sense of luxury and sophistication. The collection marries traditional Asian influences with contemporary Western aesthetics, resulting in a harmonious blend of two worlds.
Emporio Armani’s foray into technical garments is particularly noteworthy. Tonal knit hoodies paired with draped drawstring pants in beige serve as a preface to a segment featuring sheer greige separates. The silky yet robust materials exude elegance and are complemented by the inclusion of lug-toed sneakers. This fusion of streetwear and high fashion showcases the brand’s ability to adapt to current trends while staying true to its roots.
Throughout the collection, the creative use of accessories adds an extra layer of intrigue. Hats held high on the back with the aid of harnesses lend an avant-garde touch to the looks. The ginkgo leaf reappears on hoodies, serving as a visual cue signaling a transition back to Emporio Armani’s distinct aesthetic. The closing series of dedicated evening looks, often built around the horseshoe waistcoat, exude fluidity and elegance. The black or white silhouettes effortlessly shift and flow, bridging the gap between Asian and European design influences.
Emporio Armani Men Spring Summer 2024 Collection is a testament to the innovation and push the boundaries of fashion. By seamlessly blending traditional Asian elements with European aesthetics, the collection delivers a truly mesmerizing visual experience. Each piece tells a story of cultural fusion and harmonious coexistence, showcasing the beauty of diverse influences coming together.
At the end of the show Emporio Armani unveiled the pieces that set the stage for the forthcoming 33rd edition of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. The highlight of the show came towards the end when a group of twelve Italian Olympic athletes, including remarkable Paralympians, graced the Teatro Armani runway, proudly displaying a capsule version of the national kit that will be worn next year during the months of July and August.
This collection served as a powerful reminder of the beauty of the Olympic Games, uniting individuals from diverse backgrounds through the universal language of fashion. Giorgio Armani is perfect choice who’ll bring national pride to perfection.