Armani

Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, Italy and broke into the fashion industry in the sixties after a brief time in the military service. Giorgio launched his career as window dresser and in 1964, with an in-depth knowledge of fabric and design he was taken on as a designer for men’s clothing company, Hitman. In 1975, Armani left and designed his own menswear label and then a year later a womenswear collection. The Italian designer transformed the wardrobes of professional women in the 1980s, taking them out of floral skirts and putting them into chic, deconstructed pantsuits in elegant colours.

Mainline Menswear