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Armani Collezioni Clothing S/S 2008

Armani Collezioni Clothing S/S 2008ARMANI COLLEZIONI MENSWEAR, SPRING / SUMMER 2008 Press Release:

“To head off on holiday where the mood is totally relaxed. Where the natural colours of the ocean are bleached by the fierce sun. Where the tropical afternoon calls for ultra light fabrics – linen, cotton and viscose woven in typical tone on tone Armani designs. Where Bermudas (some with big cargo style pockets) teamed with jersey shirts, as well as blousons and parkas, are the focal point of the wardrobe. This is a collection in which every colour, subtle stylistic reference and inclination evokes the joy of travel, each item connected to the next by a strand of nautical crests and images that conjure up visions of the sea and a blissfully natural pace of life.

Anchors and sailor’s knots abound – embroidered, printed or raised – emphasising the fresh, cool appeal of garments that retain an impeccable sense of restraint with their carefully judged detailing.

For instance, the small white contrast features that define the navy blue cotton blazers, worn with that vital Armani classic, the Nehru collar shirt.  A cold mineral grey mingles with the blue to deliver an unusual and sophisticated contrast. Nehru jackets come in a choice of fine materials, including techno fabrics and ultra light leather. Striped patterns, predominantly in blue and white, take on a significant role in the knitwear and jersey section, either worn together with or as an alternative to a good selection of jackets, ranging from a version in printed nylon to a safari or a blazer in blue and white techno jersey. 
An unusual feature of the trousers is the way the belt fastening gathers them in to reduce the width, a hallmark of this season’s styling. Everything is given unaccustomed impact by the ubiquity of a soft white that seems to have been baked by the sun, figuring in micro chalk stripes, monochrome weaves, patterns in tone on tone or incorporating shades of tobacco brown.  Summoning up the erotic and seductive magic of Tangier, or the raffish elegance of Havana in the late Forties. Prime example, the ivory Spencer jacket with shawl collar.

Making its debut this season, Armani Collezioni Active draws its inspiration from the world of sport, giving priority to high performance techno fabrics treated with design flair and innovative thinking to satisfy the requirements of those who love sport but are not obsessive about working out in the gym. After the outstanding success of the limited editions introduced last season, another special edition is now ready – a blouson in ultra soft hand woven nappa leather. This is in addition to the even more restricted luxury version created in the lightest, most effervescent wool, graded as Super 200.  The height of exclusivity, only one hundred of this model will be available throughout the whole world.  Each one will bear an internal label indicating its actual serial number, exactly like an original print signed by the artist.”

Giorgio Armani + Armani/Ginza Tower

Giorgio Armani + Armani/Ginza Tower The Armani Group announces that Giorgio Armani arrived in Tokyo for a series of events coinciding with the opening of his new 6,000 square metre Armani / Ginza Tower concept store. Located at 5-5-4, Ginza, Chuo-ku in the heart of the world renowned Ginza fashion retail district, the distinctive new building has been conceived to become one of the district’s most significant architectural landmarks, not only for its construction (reaching the area’s maximum allowed height of 56 metres), but also for its exterior and interior design, which Giorgio Armani has developed in collaboration with the leading Italian architects Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas.

The imposing Armani/Ginza Tower is the fourth in a series of unique concept stores, which Giorgio Armani pioneered in 2000 when he opened his Armani/Manzoni store in Milan – a destination fashion and lifestyle retail experience, offering his Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans fashion and accessories collections, his Armani/Casa home interiors collection, a Nobu restaurant, an Emporio Armani Caffé, an Armani/Privé nightclub, a flower shop and bookstore and a fragrance and cosmetics counter. Two further concept stores followed: Armani/Funf Höfe in Munich and Armani/Chater House in Hong Kong.  The recently announced Armani/Fifth Avenue will become the fifth concept store, when it opens in New York in Autumn 2008.

The 12 floor Armani/Ginza Tower concept store offers both of the designer’s runway fashion collections, Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, his Armani/Casa home interiors collection, the world’s first Armani/Spa, the Armani/Ristorante contemporary Italian restaurant and the Armani/Privé lounge bar.

Giorgio Armani a Chelsea supporter?

Giorgio Armani a Chelsea supporter? Could you imagine Giorgio Armani standing in the Shed at Stamford Bridge? Probably not but Giorgio Armani has knocked up a sharp new off-field uniform for the West End’s Chelsea F.C. players, which has been available for fans to buy through Emporio Armani stores in the U.K. since Friday.

“Chelsea F.C. has become known the world over for the quality of its game and the internationalism of its players who have become sporting icons,” said Armani in a statement, adding the club’s manager, José Mourinho, had creative input into the designs. “José was personally involved in reviewing all of the sketches and fabrics.”

“Mr. Armani wanted to adopt a fresh approach to our suits,” said Mourinho, in the statement.

Emporio Armani Online

Emporio Armani Online Giorgio Armani is to open an Emporio Armani online store. “In the last seven years, I have seen mounting enthusiasm for online fashion shopping in the United States through the growing success we have had with our A|X Armani Exchange site,” Armani said. “Over this same period I have also observed the increasing sophistication of fashion consumers shopping online, which has encouraged me to develop this new site for my Emporio Armani lifestyle.”

Giorgio Armani Towers in Japan!

Giorgio Armani Towers in Japan! “Ginza is literally an intersection that is now attracting a diverse and international cross section of fashion consumers who are attracted by the energy and excitement that has been created there.” Giorgio Armani said.

Giorgio Armani, one of the world’s most successful fashion designers, has unveiled his concept for a new Armani/Ginza Tower in the high-profile shopping district of Japan’s capital. The concept is approximately 65,000 square feet over 12 floors and two basement levels. Set to open in November, the space will feature the Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and Casa collections, along with the brand’s first spa, an Italian restaurant and a Privé bar. There also will be showrooms and the new corporate headquarters of Giorgio Armani Japan Co. Ltd.

Beyoncé + Giorgio Armani = Emporio Armani Diamonds

Beyoncé + Giorgio Armani = Emporio Armani Diamonds Giorgio Armani signs Beyoncé Knowles to be the face of his next women’s fragrance, Emporio Armani Diamonds, due out this autumn. “There is no one today who transcends music, film and fashion in the way that Beyoncé does,” said Giorgio Armani. “Beyoncé is pure sensuality. She has that ability to mix it up: young and sexy or elegant and sophisticated, but always with incredible charisma and magnetism.”

“She represents perfectly the energy, style and sensuality that inspires the Emporio Armani lifestyle,” added Armani.

Armani Jeans S/S 2007 Collection

Armani Jeans S/S 2007 Collection The armani Jeans Spring Summer 2007 Collection continues to build on the brands growing reputation for foresight and innovation. The style is, as you would expect from Armani, clean and sharp with subtle flare. Overall the S/S 2007 collection gets a big thumbs up!Armani Jeans F6J21 and CABAN F6K02

Armani Clothing + Skincare + Katie Holmes

Armani Clothing + Skincare + Katie HolmesGiorgio Armani’s couture week extravaganza in Paris will reputedly be graced with the presence of Cate Blanchett, Tina Turner, Katie Holmes, Rosamund Pike and Tinsley Mortimer as Armani presents his fifth couture collection. The event will include launches of skin care for men and women and Armani will present his new-look boutique on Avenue Montaigne which offers clothes and accessories.

Armani Clothing + Armani Collezioni A/W 2006

Armani Clothing + Armani Collezioni A/W 2006The Armani Collezioni A/W 2006 Collection is more than ultimate fashion, it’s true poetry in cloth! Armani has a unique ability to appeal to a broad spectrum of style warriors from couture seeking fashionistas to street-based urban chic strutters. No one is able to credibly knock the Armani brand — it’s pure class however you look at it!

Armani Clothes + Emporio Armani = Philanthropy?

Armani Clothes + Emporio Armani = Philanthropy?Armani in London had even Beyonce in a sweat: “Thank you for having me, Mr Armani!”, she said after her perfomance to 1600 guests. Giorgio Armani showcased his SS07 Emporio Armani collection in London and acknowledged his involvement with the Red Charity and the opening of Armani/Casa on Bond Street earlier in the day. The event attracted stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono and 50 cent.

Armani, according to the Independent, is the most powerful man in fashion, and so it should be no surprise that he, and his charitable cause, are able to persuade Beyoncé, Razorlight, Bryan Ferry and Andrea Bocelli to provide the soundtrack to his catwalk show. There were plenty of clothes for the guests to look at though, many flown in from Italy .

Highlighting the charitable intentions of the evening, there were splashes of red in his otherwise grey and black spring Emporio Armani collection, as was the case with the tomato-coloured patent belts worn with a black-and-white striped cocktail frock keeping in tune with the 1980s trend hitting London catwalks earlier this week or strawberry-red taffeta dresses. RED clothing refers to the charity’s stated intention to fight Aids in Africa .

Emporio Armani + Product Red 4 Charity!

Giorgio Armani + Product Red 4 Charity!Giorgio Armani, a launch partner in business initiative founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver to fight AIDS in Africa. Giorgio Armani recently announced his support at the Davos World Economic Forum of the Product RED, the pioneering global business initiative launched by Bono and Bobby Shriver for The Global Fund.

Giorgio Armani, Chairman and Chief Executive of Giorgio Armani SpA, said, “It is time to take action, but in a new way. When my friends Bono and Bobby Shriver invited me to join forces through (Product) RED, I understood immediately that this was a pioneering initiative. To unify global brands for goodwill is both powerful and humbling. I have always seen brilliance in simplicity – and RED perfectly defines this. I am proud to follow an inspirational warrior like Bono in the fight against AIDS in Africa. I have always considered myself to be a democratic designer and I will now dedicate myself to work on this initiative in the way I have always done, involving all of those people around the world who enjoy my designs.”

In support of (Product) RED, Giorgio Armani is designing a special Emporio Armani capsule collection comprising clothing, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewellery and fragrances. Giorgio Armani SpA will donate 40% of its gross profit margin from sales of all (Emporio Armani) RED products directly to the Global Fund. The first (Emporio Armani) RED product was a pair of Emporio Armani sunglasses (style EA 9285/S) available in stores from April. Giorgio Armani’s second RED product will be an Emporio Armani watch (style AR0537/AR0538). The unisex (Emporio Armani) RED watch is striking, casual and subtly rugged. It features a large 43mm stainless steel case with a coin-ridged bezel, a thick leather strap available in either black with red contrast stitching, or red with black contrast stitching, and prominent steel rivets that secure the strap to the case. The large digital dial displays the time in oversized numerals and has calendar, chronograph and timer features with push button controls on the side of the case. The dial also features the (Emporio Armani) RED logo at 12 o’clock printed onto the dial’s outer ring. The (Emporio Armani) RED watch will be available from August in all Emporio Armani stores and in select specialty watch stores and department stores worldwide. Pre-orders for the watches can be made by e-mail at The recommended retail price will be Euro 255 / USD$225 / £195.

Giorgio Armani, David Icke & Fashion Illuminati

Giorgio Armani, David Icke & Fashion IlluminatiA great many paranoid conspiracy theorists (PCTs) and average Joes and Joettes are conscious of the esoteric order named the Illuminati. The Illuminati is commonly believed to have its roots in the European Enlightenment and it’s believed the order was founded in May 1776 by Adam Weishaupt a Jesuit instructed Professor of canon law. Today there’s a growing belief that the Illuminate is not simply a benign group of intellectuals and wealthy adherents seeking camaraderie in kind but is in fact a malignant entity dedicated to the creation of a one world order in which the masses are enslaved and controlled by “the few”.

David Icke is perhaps the most well-known and vociferous campaigner against the Illuminati and he reputedly believes the Illuminati controls humanity via machinations, subterfuge, secrecy, and conspiracy. Indeed, David Icke cites the Holocaust, Oklahoma City bombing, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the war in Bosnia, and the September 11, 2001 attacks as examples of events orchestrated by the Illuminati; Icke believes these orchestrated catastrophes are designed to coerce, control and led the masses into submissive subjugation — to a world in which the Illuminati have complete, unequivocal and unanswerable control over the ignorant masses.

Recently it was proposed that Fashion has its own form of the Illuminati. This elite order of “fashion” Illuminati apparently coerce, control and led the masses into submissive style — dictating what is fashionable and thereby excluding free and true style which they consider a threat to their positions of power. Most historic Fashion Houses have been identified as members of this esoteric order and a number of media channels have been accused of being complicit in the conspiracy to control the fashion buying masses. It has been suggested that if we look around us today we will see clear evidence to support this conspiracy theory as the verve of youth and innovation is suppressed in favor of drab, lifeless mediocrity.

On the other hand, perhaps we should not look to blame secret orders for the serious, and not so serious, issues of our time. Perhaps we, you and I, the masses, need to step forward and through our own spirit, determination and desire for change claim a new future built on egalitarianism, inclusive respect and opportunity for all.