Armani’s soft sil­hou­ette

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE -

Giorgio Armani’s man for next sea­son is a thinker and a trav­eler, in the im­age of Wil­liam Bur­roughs.

A brimmed hat like Bur­roughs wore was a uni­fy­ing de­vice in the col­lec­tion, giv­ing def­i­ni­tion to an oth­er­wise soft sil­hou­ette.

Tex­tures cre­ated an eth­nic mood, sug­gest­ing jour­ney. A pair of mod­els strode the run­way draped in blan­ket-like coats. They wore clingy knit tops with dec­o­ra­tive North African geo­met­ric pat­terns along the col­lar and sleeves, which were tucked into loos­e­fit­ting trousers that ta­per to an ath­letic knit an­kle.

While the de­signer pre­ferred a looser sil­hou­ette, vests that gen­tly curved down the front gave some looks easy dis­ci­pline, worn un­der a cardi­gan or on top of a pullover. The same curve was re­peated

Kilt re­vival at DSquared2

The kilt has got­ten a mar­tial arts makeover at DSquared2.

Cana­dian de­sign­ing twins Dean and Dan Caten cre­atively merged the tra­di­tional Scots­man’s uni­form with the deep-pleated Ja­panese hakama, tra­di­tion­ally worn over a ki­mono, for a cul­tural mashup with a strong punk vibe.

The kilt was in­vari­ably worn over trousers, ei­ther knee- or an­kle-length, and of­ten was more of a flour­ish, with just half or one-quar­ter panel adding on el­e­gant evening jack­ets with a Nehru col­lar, worn with vel­vet trousers that tapered to the an­kle.

Col­ors were cool tones of blue and gray along­side Armani’s per­sonal fa­vorites, black and navy blue.

Luca Bruno, The As­so­ci­ated Press

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