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Milan Fashion Week: Giorgio Armani’s ode to the trouser

The final day of Milan Fashion Week saw Giorgio Armani celebrate his 40th year in business in classic fashion.

Modern women in softly tailored trousers in a palette of grey or blue is a look long associated with the 80-year-old designer and his eponymous mainline collection. For yesterday’s autumn 15 show, he recognised 2015 as his 40th year in fashion by returning once again to these stalwarts.

The offering focused almost entirely on trousers (nearly 70 of the 80 looks), and included everything from slim, slightly cropped versions with a small slit up the shin, to styles that were loose and roomy at the waist to a tapered ankle, paper bag waist versions with thick belts knotted at the navel, as well as a new and experimental wrap front style, with tulip petal-like flaps growing from the thighs and overlapping at the waist.

They ranged from the casual through to tuxedo-inspired velvet options, which also merged into jumpsuits, offered as the perfect alternative to eveningwear. It was classic Armani - sophisticated and generally wearable for women of all ages.

The trousers came teamed blazers, cropped jackets with wonky Peter Pan collars, long duster coats, collarless cropped furry designs and sleeveless tops for evening.

Catch up on the rest of Milan Fashion Week, as well as the London and New York shows here.

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