The Emporio Armani spring/summer 2020 collection for men adopts the theme of ‘Visions & Dreams’. And it succeeds in painting a scene of athletic wear and tailoring coming together in harmony. Many of the looks are inspired by sportswear and performance apparel. While not specifically intended to be activewear, they generally afford great ease of movement. Other pieces display sartorial motifs on a canvas that showcases the latest advancements in fabric technology.
The silhouettes strike a balance between structure and fluidity. Draped construction on jackets and trousers offer precise fits, even as they are cut wide and soft. This allows the garments to appear to flow in tandem with their wearers’ movements.
Several looks feature harnesses with (removable) silk parachutes that billow behind the wearers. Utility vests were seen on other ensembles, displaying technical gilets and carabiners on belts as alternative forms of accessorising.
The colour palette, typical of Emporio Armani collections, is predominantly rich shades of grey that effuse mature sophistication. This season, however, sees it interjected with pieces in iridescent apricot, mustard and pistachio. These hues complement the construction of the garments, and help them to capture and reflect light in a most lively manner.
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