In a Giorgio Armani Fall 2017 season in which designers are taking a renewed interest in the suit, the designer found ways to refresh the tailoring that forms the backbone of his sprawling empire via color, texture, and silhouette. His exploration with shape held the most surprise. In all the years he has been putting his stamp on the suit.

Color-wise, he exhibited continued interest in the brights he showed at Emporio Armani last week, segueing from a zesty red to equally vivid shades of green and blue. It will be the shades of gray that his customers respond to. The abundance of soft and hand-spun fabrics such as velvet and fuzzy mohair suggests that Armani, like many others this season, is prioritizing comfort.

The pants story continued into evening, with the designer pairing high-waisted silk trousers and small embroidered tops in an of-the-moment fashion. The lights went down and a single model emerged, wearing an allover embroidered dress that managed to look as light and effortless as a T-shirt. In that sense, it was not unlike Huppert’s red carpet stunner.

Head backstage and watch the models get catwalk-ready for the Giorgio Armani Fall 2017 show in Milan. Get your exclusive access to this making-of the BLACK NUANCES make-up look that lit up the runway.