Above: Stunning black and white monotone pieces. The white collar is just brilliant!
Last month I was invited to attend the re-opening of Emporio Armani's Sydney store located in Martin Place. It was no doubt a glamourous event, where guests had the opportunity to get up close and personal with their new Spring Summer 2012 Collection and enjoy live performances by rocking Melbourne band Strange Talk and Australian DJ Perfect Snatch within the glossy, refurbished dual-level store. The store has been carefully conceived and designed by Giorgio Armani and his team of in-house architects featuring signature glossy, stone floors in neutral tones and a grand central staircase connecting the two stories. The live music and rocking beats were a great touch to the evening, creating a refreshing, upbeat vibe amongst the crowd. Surrounded by divine, tailored mono-tone garments, beautiful silks and luxurious leathers, one could not avoid the wonderful details and craftsmanship of each garment throughout both womens and menswear lines. Large photographs of Emporio Armani models where lit up in featured light boxes, showcasing stand-out trends and pieces of the collection.
One stand-out piece of the collection was this black velvet jacket with leather trims - the 'ultimate Black Swan jacket', I'll say! You should of seen my jaw drop at the site of it, I just had to try it on. It is one of the most beautiful jackets I have come across to date and I love the inclusion of leather elbow pads too. Definitely going on the wish list!
Live performance by Strange Talk
Womens shoes wall
Across the evening, guests were treated to a range of Ciroc vodka cocktails including the fresh Ciroc Grape Soiree, Italian Sgroppinos and the lemon and elderflower Ciroc Blossom Fizz, Peroni beer and mineral water Santa Vittoria. The menu also included Italian-inspired canapés such as fontina and sage puff straws, vitello tonnato on crostini and mint, peach and lavender marshmallows which made you coming back for more.
Emporio Armani's range of sunglasses was very chic and on-trend offering many different shapes and colours. I was very much surprised when I came across a midnight blue velvet pair! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Very 70s though at the same time it's modern circular frames are very now. When there's an entire shelf of sunnies, you can't help but to try at least some of them on.
Darren from Boy Moments
Myself wearing the velvet sunglasses
Bryce and fellow guest also wearing the velvet sunglasses
Brianne wearing a tortoiseshell pair
Mens leather bags and satchels
Mens suede boat shoes/loafers
Stunning black suede and bowtie patent heels
Quilted tan leather jacket to die for!
Monotone necklace. Can never go wrong with black and white!
Beautiful silks and acetate accessories!
Emporio Armani lingerie. Love!
Statement jewellery, loving the lime green!
Mens shirts and tie ensembles
Sneaky shot in the mirror
So if you're around Sydney, be sure to pop in store and have a look. There are definitely some heavenly pieces to lust over and you must just be surprised at what you will find.
4 Martin Place Sydney, NSW 2000
Photos and post-edit by me.