Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Armani Just Keeps Going Strong

There is no grass growing underfoot at the Armani camp.  Here's the latest news (and design sketches) from both the Giorgio Armani and the Emporio Armani lines:

Emporio Armani
Emporio Armani just launched summer t-shirts, in partnership with PRODUCT (RED).  These special T-shirts, in stretch cotton, will be available in Emporio Armani stores in leading cities around the world. The stores, backing the initiative, will dedicate specially-designed shop windows to it. You can also purchase the tees online at Emporio Armani ...

Vogue France has also decided to back (PRODUCT) RED by dedicating the covers of the May issue available now to Emporio Armani (PRODUCT) RED eyewear and the special T-shirts worn for the occasion by famous actresses including Meryl Streep, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore and Kate Winslet.

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani dresses select stars of "Iron Man 2" for it's world premiere, in Los Angeles, California.

Gwyneth Paltrow in a Giorgio Armani shorts suit in a gold metallic silk jacquard fabric with a degradé effect.

Scarlett Johansson selected a Giorgio Armani Privé moon-green triple organza lamé cocktail dress with an interplay of ruffles and trimmed in crinoline.

For Samuel L. Jackson, a Giorgio Armani Nehru style gray linen jacket with Giorgio Armani jeans and cobalt blue shagreen print tennis shoes.

Luxe Hotels by Armani

I had to share the pictures of Armani's first hotel, in Dubai,  ... others to follow include Marrakech, Marassi (Egypt), New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.

...landmark location inside the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar, the elegant Armani Hotel Dubai is poised to be the most exclusive hospitality destination in the city and a new benchmark for the industry globally.

Occupying floors concourse to 8 and levels 38 & 39 of Burj Khalifa, the hotel features 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites, eight innovative restaurants, exclusive retail outlets and a serene spa. The hotel offers sweeping views of the city complemented with a harmonious and stylish lifestyle environment. Every aspect of the hotel’s design and service offerings has been designed and planned by Giorgio Armani, from the bespoke furnishings to restaurant menus and in-room amenities.