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Milan Fashion Week is known for its glitz and glamour, but Giorgio Armani stripped his designs down for his Spring 2013 Emporio Armani collection which was aptly titled, “Neat”. Relaxed silhouettes and a pared down palette were the focal points of the offerings, blowing a breath of fresh air into the season that was much needed.
Two-tone blouses were layered over skirts and loose trousers with ease, while oversize wood hoops and statement earrings uplifted simple menswear-inspired looks. Short suits were reworked time and time again, giving a youthful, but polished vibe to the collection in Prince of Wales check and mixed textures and prints.
Armani started to introduce more color by way of graphic and watercolor prints, splashed onto flirty shorts, boxy jackets, and adorable drop-waist rompers.
Then metallics were ushered in on the same aforementioned romper silhouettes, short suits fully equipped with cinched waist vests, and Mod-inspired swing blouses and tube tops.
After the first five looks, I already knew that I would be in love with this collection. It is so wearable and classic, but so feminine and fun. The drop-waist rompers are definitely must-haves and I am interested in seeing whether or not the brand puts the statement jewelry up for sale, as I think it could be a big retail hit if priced properly.
What do you think?