The Straits Times
Published on Jan 16, 2013

Italian fashion king Armani rounds up Milan menswear week


MILAN (AFP) - Italian fashion king Armani rounded off Milan's Autumn/Winter menswear fashion week on Tuesday, wrapping up a four-day schedule starring seductive silhouettes and dashes of colour from the likes of Prada, Gucci and DSquared2.

Giorgio Armani unveiled a largely military-inspired collection which he said created "a strong, precise image... and a pure and essential style which creates a virile silhouette, defined by ample jackets and coats paired with closely-fitting trousers".

Impeccably-tailored grey suits were spiced up with pink-and-black striped ties and handkerchiefs peeking out of top pockets. Slim black velvet jackets were edged in blue silk and worn with a silver tie, while luxurious fur-lined grey overcoats were worn with blue suit trousers and large hand-held snakeskin bags.

For the less formal occasions, grey suit jackets were paired with red or green velvet trousers. Fabrics range from neoprene to suede, leather, cashmere and mohair, with playful combinations of contrasting textiles and geometric patterns.