Armani explores connection with nature in ethereal looks
MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are presenting fashion as essential. That no longer refers to must-haves, but to a distillation of ideas, discarding excess in collections and by example in wardrobes,...
MILAN (AP) — Milan mainstays Fendi and Armani close out four days of menswear previews on Monday, capping a lighter-than-usual program with some of the Italian fashion world's top labels altering...
Prada eyes strong military silhouette, with whimsy
MILAN (AP) — Nowhere is the transition in the fashion world more evident than during the menswear preview shows in Milan taking place on the second of three days Sunday.
Only in Milan does three days make for a Fashion Week; the Paris menswear calendar claims a full six days.
Robbie Williams entertains at Emporio Armani’s airport show
MILAN (AP) — Milan designers were letting go of streetwear and turning back to the basics of elegant design on the second day of Milan Fashion Week.
That is not to say there is nothing for trendy youth. Designers are turning to materials like PVC to keep a street-smart edge. And they aren't giving up the lessons of functionality, incorporating them into more sophisticated collections.
Versace is latest to join no-fur trend in fashion
MILAN (AP) — Versace has become the latest fashion house to eliminate fur from its collections, joining Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss among others.
Armani rejects overdone emotion, Ferragamo favors color
MILAN (AP) — Fashion and politics clashed Saturday in Milan's main squares and runways, as protesters rallied ahead of Italy's divisive national election and designers at Milan Fashion Week showed off their own visions of what the future should look like.
Japan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents.
Adventurous Armani, fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) — And in a flash, it was over. The Milan Fashion Week devoted to fall and winter menswear for 2018-19 was abbreviated this year into a super-slim long weekend that ended Monday.
Many fashion houses opted to fold their previews for men into their womenswear shows scheduled for next month. Others decided to go with more hands-on presentations instead of all-out runway productions.
Giorgio Armani outlines succession plan to keep house intact
MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani has outlined a succession plan aimed at preventing his fashion empire from being split up, but the 83-year-old designer remained mum Monday on an eventual creative transition.
One of the founding designers of Milan ready-to-wear, Armani's firm grip on the privately run fashion group Giorgio Armani SpA has long sparked speculation about his succession plans.
Gucci goes fur-free in move praised as a game-changer
MILAN (AP) — Gucci has become the latest fashion house to eliminate animal fur from its collections, starting with the spring-summer 2018 season.
The Humane Society, which supports the fur free alliance among fashion houses, said Gucci's announcement Wednesday was a "game-changer," involving "perhaps the biggest fur-free retailer announcement worldwide to date."
Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid stage London Fashion Week show
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week has reached its giddy conclusion, the extravaganza more than meeting expectations with a string of shows, parties and presentations.
The theme seemed to be a frenzied search for fun and whimsy, a shade less serious and complicated than usual as designers looked forward to next spring and summer.
There were big shows by Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Versace, and more, and more intimate affairs by the up-and-coming designers London depends on for its fashion cred.
Kane mixes it up, Erdem sparkles at London Fashion Week
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week roared into its fourth day on Monday with Christopher Kane showing his signature sexy style, Erdem emphasizing retro glamour and Emilia Wickstead giving modern women outfits meant for dancing, nightlife and fun.
In previous days, the spring-summer 2018 womenswear shows in the British capital saw the return of Giorgio Armani, Burberry reviving and emphasizing its traditional plaid and Versace pushing the edge of its rock chick look.
ATLANTA (AP) — Eyewear maker Luxottica Group plans to add 1,000 jobs in metro Atlanta by expanding its distribution facility in Henry County.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced the expansion Tuesday, saying it will "allow the company to quickly and efficiently provide products to customers, suppliers and businesses."
Luxottica manufactures eyeglasses and sunglasses for brands such a Ray-Ban, Oakley, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren. Its glasses are sold by retailers such as LensCrafters and Pearle Vision.
Milan designers announce a return to ready-to-wear elegance
MILAN (AP) — The Milan Fashion Week previews that concluded Monday announced a return to more formal dress, confirming a trend seen on the red carpet at the Oscars the night before.
Milan designers indulged in fringe, beading and elegant lines. Dark colors prevailed, but were tempered with bursts of tangerine, turquoise, icy blue and greens as seasons continue to blur on fashion runways.
Some highlights from the last day of fall/winter shows, anchored by Giorgio Armani:
Correction: Milan Fashion Week-Watch story
MILAN (AP) — In a story Feb. 24 about Milan Fashion Week, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote to Emporio instead of the line's designer Giorgio Armani.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Versace 'power woman' designs, Etro funky nomads in Milan
Gigi Hadid drew a crowd to Milan's Rinascente Department store where she was showing off Tommy Hilfiger's latest fall-winter collection
Youth has final word as Milan Fashion Week wraps up
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week made way for young talent on the last day of preview shows for next spring and summer Monday.
After Giorgio Armani ceded his usual spot anchoring the last day of fashion week this round, the Milan fashion chamber officials put the spotlight on the next generation of designers. The looks on display exuded youth and adventure, color and sartorial flair.
Highlights include shows by Mila Schoen, San Andres and Piccione Piccione:
Tennis stars Williams, Djokovic take their game to Armani
MILAN (AP) — If even Giorgio Armani has a negligee-inspired dress, then baby doll looks are definitely a trend.
Armani's take featured a layer of black sheer pleating over a dark floral pattern, finished with poufy translucent shoulders. Baby-doll looks are hot this season on the runways at Milan Fashion Week, with a parade of lacy eyelet and pleated mini-dresses, many featuring feathery touches.