Mr Armani has got the method to a great collection on lock. This season, the AW20 collection was elevated through the new R-EA sub-collection. That’s Recycled Emporio Armani. Yes, Mr Armani is listening. They wore the deepest dark navy knits that read ‘SAY YES TO RECYCLING’ and practical waist bags stamped with R-EA, like a military operation ready for action. Each piece in this sub-collection is made from recycled, regenerated and organic materials. We like it. The EA7 section was splashed in an Armani-rainbow of electric blue, hot red and forest green onto a variety of puffas: floor length, armless over-the-head and cropped vests. We would only shred the slopes in Armani, complete with EA7 branded helmets. Nice. The rest of the collection was simply classic EA in smart double-breasted herringbone jackets, long velvet coats, oversized quilted scarves, red and black houndstooth and red leather gloves. A real winter wardrobe. They carried big rectangular cases (brief or suit?), a nice contrast to the tiny rectangular bags that hung round their necks. The Emporio Armani man has it all.
by Roxy Lola