Emporio Armani Spring 2015 Menswear show featured every possible permutation of linear geometry. The extravagant profligacy of the presentation was like a hedged bet: Offer this many outfits and you’re guaranteed that at least some will hit the mark. What is startling about Giorgio Armani is how many times it does. That’s the sign of a designer who knows what he’s doing.
The Spring 2015 Menswear collection was called Avant Garde for no discernible reason other than it had a stark, monochrome quality that might once have been associated with edginess. But really it was more of Emporio’s urban same: bombers, bikers, the shorter blazer, the cropped pants, the thick-soled athletic slip-on. Armani had some optical fun with the lines on the spring 2015 Menswear, making diagonal slashes on some jackets, creating wide stripes of black and white leather on others. The most attractive pieces in the collection were the sheer shirts and shiny shorts that closed the show.