Emporio Armani is no stranger to sustainable style. On the Fall 2020 runway in Milan the luxury brand unveiled a sustainable capsule for womenswear, made using regenerated wool, organic cotton and recycled nylon and padding for the first time. On the screens, “I’m saying yes to recycling” was emblazoned. After all, the brand’s designer Giorgio Armani once said, “luxury cannot and must not be fast”.
This season Emporio Armani has continued its commitment to environmental responsibility – a sustainable approach to manufacturing and packaging – with Spring/Summer 2022. The collection is contextualised in a distinct surf setting with the same sleek metropolitan sensibilities the Italian brand is known for.
The selection of garments, for both men and women, are characterised by oversized fits, bright colours and bold graphics such as psychedelic waves and stripes. It includes trench coats, blousons, T-shirts, button-down shirts, shorts and pullovers made of organic cotton, or blends of recycled cotton and recycled nylon. Overlays, contrasting lengths and prints create striking look for the city or surf.
A wide range of fabrics is featured, including recycled nylon crepe with all-over prints that is fluorine-free and water-repellent; yarn-dyed ripstop; organic cotton denim; and jersey in organic cotton or composed of recycled nylon and recycled elastane.
The collection is accompanied by a series of utilitarian accessories from zip closure military-esque boots and bags to court shoes, flip flops and Y2K style eyewear (that employ at least 50 percent bio-based material for the frame and feature 30 percent bio-based lenses). Naturally, swimwear is heroed throughout the line. A luxurious new chonograph in a orange, green and purple with a sporty dial is also featured.
To finish, Emporio Armani SS/22 packaging is certified compostable to avoid as much waste as possible. Explore the collection, below.