GIORGIO ARMANI | King Giorgio
Giorgio Armani was born in Piacenza, 11 July 1934, the Italian designer who, more than others, brings up the name of the Made in Italy in the world. Giorgio Armani, or "King Giorgio" as many call it, after leaving medical school, decided to devote himself to his greatest passion: fashion. He started working in a photo agency and then, without a real training, he designed the collection for men by Nino Cerruti, it eventually became a designer ‘freelance’ and found many successes from the outset. So, in 1975 founded Giorgio Armani SpA with a pret-a-porter line for men and women.
In 1979 he founded the Giorgio Armani Corporation in the U.S. and soon also the new collections come in various areas from Armani Junior children’s fashion wear to line up with Giorgio Armani accessories, underwear and swimwear. The lines more youthful Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans are launched in the early eighties. The fashion designer also receives numerous awards both in Italy and abroad, including that gran cavaliere dalla Repubblica Italiana (great knight of the Italian Republic), while the Royal College of Art in London awarded him an honorary degree.
Is the latest collaboration between Emporio Armani and Riviera sailing team, which from 2010 to the Louis Vuitton Trophy provides the technical material at all international competitions tosailing team. From this agreement for introduction EA7 lines inspired the world of sailing, with clothing and accessories for both men and women.