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Armani ends Milan Fashion Week; Chinese firm buys Krizia

Published on Feb 25, 2014 6:14 AM
Models present creations from Giorgio Armani Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week on Feb 24, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MILAN (AFP) - Giorgio Armani closed Milan Fashion Week on Monday, as historic label Krizia said it was being bought by a Chinese firm and luxury giant LVMH announced a deal with a young Italian designer in key signs of change for the industry.

Dressed entirely in black, Italy's 79-year-old fashion king bowed and applauded at the end of his catwalk show, which featured a sober colour palette with lime green linings and trimmings.

Trouser suits were roomy - a key trend during the autumn/winter womenswear collections this year, which have also been filled with opulent furs, global nomad looks and bold colours.

DSquared2 also on Monday staged an eccentric show set in an asylum that included a pillow fight and designs that were part sado-masochist, part 1960s glamour, part old-school stewardess.

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