Essentials : Minimalism à la Emporio Armani

NEW MINIMALISM. Stripes in blacks, whites and grays—Emporio Armani seems to have taken a lot of notes from the recurring minimalism trend and interpreted them in a modern, appealing way.

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Despite the “Avant Garde” theme, the Italian brand has successfully married the starkness of its concept with elegant simplicity. From T-shirts, sweatshirts to leather jackets, everything looks versatile and polished. Even the shoes exemplify minimalism gone dapper. The sneakers, especially, look like a hybrid between the ubiquitous sneakers from many sports brands and the street kids’ slip-ons, albeit dressier. They feature perforated surfaces and thicker soles—two components that handsomely make a statement pair.