Milan Men’s Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani mixed elegance with a touch of whimsy through colour blocking and surprising prints for spring/summer 2023 in shades of blue
For June 20, the fourth and final day of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer, designers seemed to have understood the assignment.
Looks appeared more weather appropriate than on the weekend, as soaring temperatures provided a reminder that warm-weather dressing can mean covered, but in a relaxed way that accommodates elegance and playfulness.
For his main line, Armani focused on casual, relaxed suits, for day or evening. There was movement in the loose trousers and jackets, but also in the graphic repeating prints that create the effect of waves. Print-on-print looks are insistently modern.
“It is true that it is nice to see a man dressed well in a suit. But it is also nice to see evolution of fashion. Bring on the basics, I have always done them in my life. It is also true that [the market] demands novelty,” Armani said.
On that front, Armani created tunic-length tops. Jackets and shirts have a sheen rarely seen in menswear. A well-tied foulard substitutes a shirt under an open jacket. A scarf creates a sweeping effect on top of a white suit.
The colour palette was rooted in the seaside white and navy combo, melting into shimmering shades of blue and grey before exploding into combinations of purple, pink and sea foam green.
The shoe of the season is an unfussy espadrille, substituting the trainer of recent seasons, and which Armani himself wore, showing them off with an ironic laugh. Caps had no brim, all the better to show off the face.
“Acceptable. Credible. More assured,’’ Armani said summing up the collection.
- For the final day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week, Giorgio Armani took warm weather into account for spring/summer 2023 with layers, but using loose, relaxed pieces
- The colour palette was a seaside white and navy combo, with blues and greys in abundance and the chic espadrille replacing sneakers for the upcoming season