May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Giorgio Armani dubbed his S/S 13 Emporio collection “neat,” a moniker describing both his cropped suiting and draped silk separates, items that could also be dubbed “soft” or “fluid.” Beyond a handful of blazers and shorts in a silvery Prince of Wales check, ensembles were extremely light and relaxed, comprised of pleated jumpsuits, pajama trousers and asymmetric tunics paired with nipped waist perforated leather jackets. Evening also had a sleepy appearance, courtesy pastel tap shorts and camisoles as well as a blurry geometric print. Girly babydoll silhouettes were a new fascination for Armani and he accentuated Spring’s very youthful message by closing the presentation with strapless metallic a-line shells atop matching shorts and miniskirts.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Boxy / Asymmetric / Fluid / Draped / A-line
Color: Light silvery grey / White / Navy / Peach / Nude / Black / Pumice / Camel / Bronze / Pastel pink & blue / Metallic champagne
Key Items: Cropped blazers / Suiting shorts / Graphic silk t-shirts / Wrapped skirts / Asymmetric shell tops / Silk shift dresses / Wide pantsuits / Nipped waist leather jackets / Draped jumpsuits / Fluid pajama trousers / Waistcoats / Babydoll tops
Materials: Confetti tweed / Silk / Gabardine / Satin / Perforated leather / Fluid chiffon
Print + Pattern: Prince of Wales checks / Colorblocking / Stripes / Leopard / Blurred checks
Details + Trim: Draping & layering / Notch collars / Asymmetry / Folded fringe / Peter pan collars / Ruffles / Globe buttons / Pleating / Basket weaving / Beading / Peplums
Accessories + Footwear: Slim foldover handbags / Tasseled loafer heels / Graphic pee-toe pumps / Wide enamel buckle belts / Watches / Leather choker necklaces / Slim loafers / Molded circle earrings / Patterned soft clutches / Enamel bangles / Hat boxes / Strappy sandals
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