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Backstage at Giorgio Armani AW15Photography Paolo Musa

Giorgio Armani AW15

Armani invites a gang of girls to join the guys on the runway, mixing Milanese masculinity with ‘Downton Abbey’

Initial reaction:

The big brothers to Emporio Armani’s 1930s adventurers – they shared the same darkly lined eyes, but felt Karakul hats became leather, lace ups became tasselled hiking brogues, tailoring was sharpened up. What’s more, this time they were joined on the runway by their female friends.

Downton days:

It seems there’s nowhere the wildly popular British period drama Downton Abbey hasn't reached, and the show’s opening theme provided the soundtrack to the runway. While the collection was something of a tribute to Milanese masculinity, high waisted drop crotch trousers, four button suits and frock coats felt like a nod to the series’s noble gents.

How it was worn:

With dark shades, crocodile skin bags and, tapping in to a bona fide Milan trend, slouchy scarves worn casually around the neck.

The soundtrack to Giorgio Armani AW15: