THE LIVING IS EASY
Just in time for lazy summer days and breezy evenings by the beach, Giorgio Armani takes the indispensable jacket and gives it a relaxed new elegance
GIORGIO ARMANI has always known how to change with the times. The jacket in his newest menswear collection exemplifies that fact.
“We live in a time of extreme informality, which often reveals the need for precision. Nowadays elegance can be soft, and comfortable,” says the designer. “With this collection, I proposed up-to-date double-breasted jackets, as easy to wear as shirts or T-shirts, that can even be worn on bare skin; yet they’re still able to give the effect of a natural and relaxed elegance.”
Deconstructed and shed of its traditional linings, the jacket is soft and naturally flowing. Colour variations include chalk white, hemp grey, and blue with hints of turquoise and powder blue. Worn with a slim-fitting waistcoat and flowing, rolled-up trousers, the beach-ready jacket offers “a wealth of possibilities of expression, materials and colours”.
And while the 1980s style reference is unmistakeable, Armani has made sure the look is wholly contemporary and in no way nostalgic.