THE NEW BLUE
Blue has long been man’s official colour. As well as signifying masculinity, Jay Z even named his daughter after the colour, and who dares argue with Jigga?
With too many options to list, often we turn to the lighter shades for our summer wardrobe, but how wrong this is. Emporio Armani have introduced the new, summer blue with their SS17 range, full of darker navy shades that give a sartorial edge to the usual summer blue hues.
We break the looks down and pick our highlights from the catwalk.
Chambray on chambray
Triple denim just became acceptable again. Monotone chambray items are layered together to give a stylish, easy-wear outfit. An easier look to wear than you might think.
A navy shirt gives a smart elegant base that is the perfect under layer for a statement patterned suit. It seems when it comes to shirts, navy is the new white.
A classic navy leather combines with suede in this look that is as style driven, as it is effortless. Differing materials in the same shade is a trick that once learnt, you will turn to time and again, this look is a great way to wear this trend.
Details on black or white clothing often lose their appeal. White can be too obvious with black apparel detailing often completely unnoticeable. Navy is the best colour to add intricate textured weaving, distressed fabrics will looks great alongside a white, cotton, floral stitch design
Navy colours in exotic fabrics and leathers give a luxury quality, and teamed with relaxed denim trousers you can create the ultimate sports luxe look. Embellished apparel was seen all over the recent catwalks, and here, Armani offer a slice of the action.
Star item; the jumpsuit
The chambray jumpsuit embodies a relaxed, effortless look whilst upping your style credentials. Not one for the shy and retiring amongst us, but a great trend-driven option when teamed with a khaki or black overcoat.
Mixing sportswear with relaxed tailoring seems the way forward with this trend, and the versatility of the colour means you can find something that will work, whatever your style.
The new full SS17 collection is available at Mall of the Emirates; at Armani Dubai in Dubai Mall and The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (Abu Dhabi)