Emporio Armani future snippets

The era-mashing trend continued over at Emporio Armani, whose relaxed futurism seemed to blend the thirties with the nineties. The latter came by way of boxy double-breasted blazers with contrast piping, while the former manifest in relaxed pants and knee-length skits that gave off a Deco vibe. Uniform models in blonde flapper bobbed wigs were like walking mannequins – or robots, if you fancy.

Futurist it may have been, but for a large part that was futurism as we know it from the earlier part of the 20th century. If you wanted to look at what’s really new in our forseeable spring 2012 future, it was the chunky clear plastic heels and the removable collars – Armani’s take on which were modern wire-framed outlines.

emporio armani spring 2012

For more of the largely black and white Emporio Armani runway show, as shown at Milan fashion week, click on the thumbnails above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.