Following the hoo-hah over a spat with Dolce & Gabbana over who copied who’s quilted silk trousers, Giorgio Armani was a headline name on Milan Men’s final day. With his trademark unstructured silhouette offering a commercial anchor, this show ticked the week’s popular trend boxes including shiny ink blue and grey tailoring in both boxy and slim and more relaxed proportions while tonal geometrics appeared on knits. High-waisted trousers and more experimental necklines added interest in a dark, sombre palette with fabrications adding textural contrast.
Tonal looks were key (think mid-grey trousers and dark charcoal jacket) in this masterfully commercial range that foregrounded tailored separates over suits. Shapes centred on the 2sb, with varieties in tonic and velvet adding a luxe-lustre; Europe’s favourite, the down-filed jacket, came in a sensible palette of silver and black while the edgier shapes took in db shirts and the high-tied baggy trousers. Swaddling greatcoats rounded off this eminently wearable collection where recession-proofing was a key influence – just like it was all across Milan