Emporio Armani shapes up for Milan Fashion Week
Emporio Armani shook things up with shapes on the Milan Fashion Week catwalk on Friday morning (26Feb16).
The Italian fashion house, founded by Giorgio Armani, went for a fun vibe with its Autumn/Winter 16 presentation, kicking things off with a mutli-coloured catwalk boasting pink circles, yellow triangles and green squares. Horizontal stripes in the same colours went all the way down the runway, but quickly switched to black and white vertical ones when models began to make their entrances.
Shapes featured heavily in the collection, with one girl rocking a black long-sleeved mini dress with triangles and dots on it - a print which was also seen on a cropped, billowing top.
Textures were also playful, as a fluffy pink and black striped jumper with short sleeves made a cute and cosy number. Not forgetting to input shapes, it featured a blue circle, pink triangle and yellow bracket shape on the front to make a smiley face. There were some plain garments too though, like bright green trousers and a deep purple miniskirt.
The raving retro vibe extended to the make-up and accessories, with bright pink liquid liner used and black shoes boasting bright green stripes on the bottom.
In contrast, Diesel Black Gold was all about neutral tones for its edgy Autumn/Winter 16 show, as models rocked black, navy and white down the runway. Unlike some other brands, the fashion house kept the collection wearable with everyday pieces such as leather jackets, quilted tops and dresses and shiny wellington boots.
To reflect the simple aesthetic of the range, models' appearances were kept fairly neutral, with straight hair and barely-there make-up. Studded belts were used to break outfits up, with many of the items on offer clearly made to mix and match with one another. Thanks to the neutral colour palette, customers could easily pair a piece like a navy quilted mini skirt with a plain long-sleeved black jumper, or swap the skirt for a pair of black, high-waisted trousers.
For a more luxe touch, velvet was briefly featured, paired with contrasting skirts and trousers.
Milan Fashion Week continues on Friday (26Feb16) with the likes of Versace showing, while the weekend (27-28Feb16) boasts shows from brands such as Jil Sander and Marni.