An exotic blend of Japanese and western culture is what we saw in the Emporio Armani Spring 2018 RTW collection. Here’s all the details!
Review | Collection
The show opened with looks featuring kimono-style shirts, baggy trousers, culottes and skirt-style pants. They were followed by floral print tuxedo and bomber jackets, tailored suits, Asian motifs and belted jackets. Accessories included cross body bags, knotted belts, printed shoes and headbands. The color palette was kept quite simple with shades such as white, black, red, navy and gold.
This Asian inspired collection by Emporio Armani for SS18 is creative and innovative. But I’m not really sure about the wearability. Especially those skirt-like pants. But who knows, they might even become a huge trend! And for some reason, most of the looks had ties tucked into the pocket at the lapel which I found quite strange but also intriguing.
These printed gold jackets are what stood out to me most. The metallic gold works so well with the black trousers. The designer went for baggier silhouettes for Spring, which in comparison to last season’s collection looks less polished. The fine tailored Armani look is just lost here. The collection still scores points on creativity and novelty.
Towards the end of the fashion show, there was a really cool martial arts performance which gelled in well with the theme. After which, Shawn Mendes himself made an appearance at the SS18 show in Milan.
Emporio Armani Spring 2018 RTW Collection: Gallery
Nishita is a Staff Writer/ Journalist at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology and has a degree in leather design. A lover of all things fashion, she writes about everything from beauty, hair and lifestyle to fashion trends and how-to’s. Her area of expertise is outfit ideas but being fresh out of college, she also loves writing about college fashion. Her new found love of baking is currently taking over her life, making her write about all things chocolate and easy recipes. With a flair for sketching and a great eye for detail, she’s previously designed leather garments for brands like Diesel and Salsa. When she’s not writing, she’s busy reading extremely sappy Nicholas Spark’s novels, sewing clothes and listening to some indie rock. Also super passionate about photography, she loves portraits and wildlife photography – a habit turned love that formed with the amount of traveling she did as a teenager. As a girl who grew up with books and movies like Pride & Prejudice, her love for period fashion is huge. And being curly haired, she’s always on a constant hunt for solutions to problems that come with having ringlets and loves sharing them with people through her articles. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on twitter @ni95.