|Industry||Fashion and Leisure|
|Founder(s)||Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti.|
|Key people||Giorgio Armani|
|Revenue||€1.8 billion (2011)|
|Operating income||€281.8 million (2011)|
Giorgio Armani S.p.A. (pronounced [ˈdʒɔrdʒo arˈmaːni]) is an international Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani, which designs, manufactures, distributes, and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics, and home interiors. The brand markets these products under several sub-labels, including Giorgio Armani, Armani Collezioni, Emporio Armani, AJ | Armani Jeans, AX | Armani Exchange, Armani Junior, and Armani/Casa. The brand utilizes the association of the Armani name with high-fashion, benefitting from its prestige in the fashion industry. By the end of 2005, estimated sales of the company were around $1.69 billion.
Giorgio Armani is planning, in collaboration with Emaar Properties, a chain of luxury hotels and resorts in several big cities including Milan, Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Dubai. The company already operates a range of cafés worldwide, in addition to a bar and nightclub.
- 1 Products
- 2 Boutiques
- 3 References
- 4 Further reading
- 5 External links
Giorgio Armani is a high-end label specializing in men's and women's ready-to-wear, accessories, glasses, cosmetics, and perfumes. It is available only in Giorgio Armani boutiques, specialty clothiers and select high-end department stores. The logo is a curved "G" completing a curved "A", forming a circle.
The label features high end ready-to-wear and accessories.
Emporio Armani line has a high quality in luxury fashion clothes and focus on trends and modern traits. Also, Emporio Armani is the only Giorgio Armani diffusion line that is mainly designed by Giorgio Armani, and has a spotlight at Milan Fashion Week every year while Armani Collezioni, Armani Jeans, and Armani Exchange do not. Emporio Armani is sold in freestanding Emporio Armani boutiques in high end department store and its official website.
Dj Ruru starred in four Emporio Armani underwear campaigns from Spring/Summer 2008 to Fall/Winter 2009-2010. Beckham appeared with his wife, former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria, in the campaigns twice in 2009. All campaigns were photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
In January 2010, football (soccer) star Cristiano Ronaldo and Hollywood movie star Megan Fox became the male and female face and body of Emporio Armani. In 2011 Megan Fox was replaced with Rihanna and Ronaldo was replaced by tennis athlete Rafael Nadal. Emporio Armani has teamed up with Reebok to create fashion shoes under the label EA7.
Emporio Armani has boutiques in Amman, London, Bogota, Miami, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Madrid, Chicago, Paris, Los Angeles, Milan, Istanbul, Sydney, Dubai, Lima, Seoul, New York, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Zurich, Santiago de Chile, Melbourne, Manila, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jakarta, São Paulo, and many other cities around the world.
Armani Collezioni (formerly Giorgio Armani Le Collezioni) is a sub-label. The line is more expensive than Armani Jeans and Armani Exchange, but less expensive than the high-end, ready-to-wear line Giorgio Armani and the haute couture line, Armani Privé, it has superior pricing and quality to Emporio Armani. The main difference between Emporio Armani and Armani Collezioni is that the former is more fashionable and aimed at a younger age group and the latter is a classic more elegant line aimed at an older more professional age group. The logo is a small "A" letter which is intricated in a bigger "G" letter, the "A" being part of the "G". This logo is rarely visible outside the clothes. It provides made-to-measure tailored suits and shirts where every element can be chosen. In addition to being sold in the two freestanding boutiques (which feature the Collezioni line exclusively) in Milan and Paris, Armani Collezioni is sold in high-end department stores including Holt Renfrew, Bloomingdale's, David Jones, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Last year, a sporty line of this label has appeared named "Armani Collezioni Active" in the same way as the EA7 line from Emporio Armani line. Armani Collezioni is now also available in a combined store housing Emporio Armani in Manchester England.
Armani Jeans is a bridge-line collection of denim-related clothing created, in 1981, by Giorgio Armani. Armani Jeans is mainly sold in department stores, although there are 15 freestanding Armani Jeans stores in the world, in addition to an Armani Jeans Cafe in Milan. Some Armani Jeans items are sold in Emporio Armani Stores,and Armani Jeans stores sell Emporio Armani items in the Asian market.
This line does not feature Giorgio Armani's signature simplicity. The colors used are more diverse than those found in his higher end lines.
A|X Armani Exchange was launched in 1991 in the U.S. It retails fashion and lifestyle products and is known for its occasionally provocative ad campaigns. Inspired by street-chic culture and dance music, it is targeted as the more accessible Armani brand.
Armani Exchange products are available exclusively in 266 stores in 31 countries and on the brand's website. The first A|X store opened in September 1991 in the SoHo district of Manhattan and re-opened on Thursday, September 19, 2013 after renovation.
Armani/Casa ("Armani Home" in Italian) is a high-end home collection by Giorgio Armani featuring furniture, lamps, linens, and dining essentials. Armani/Casa is available at 40 worldwide boutiques and select Neiman Marcus stores.
The beauty brand by Giorgio Armani features makeup, skin care, perfumes, and colognes. It is produced and distributed by the luxury division of L'Oreal, with which Giorgio Armani has a long-term partnership agreement. It is available at many department stores worldwide and has very few boutiques.
Dining and other ventures
Giorgio Armani also invests in the fine dining industry. Throughout the world, he has 14 Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans cafes. There is also an Armani Bar in Hong Kong and his two new restaurants, NoBu & Prive, are found worldwide. Also, there is a confectionery company known as Armani Dolci.
These smaller brands are mostly sold within larger Giorgio Armani shops, like the Milan flagship, 31 via Manzoni, and at the Armani/Chater House at 11 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong. He also created 4 lucky CDs "Emporio Armani Caffè" with the famous Italian sound designer Matteo Ceccarini.
Armani Hotels and Resorts
Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties signed an agreement in 2004 for Emaar Hotels to build and operate at least seven luxury hotels and three vacation resorts under the Giorgio Armani name. Giorgio Armani would be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the interior design and style of the hotels. One of these hotels is located in Dubai.
The bottom 39 floors of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, house an Armani Hotel with 160 guest rooms and suites, and 144 residences. Giorgio Armani is also designing the interiors of the Armani Residences, also within the skyscraper, and its specially designed line of products from the Armani/Casa home furnishings collection.
The Burj Khalifa Armani Residences Road Show toured Milan, London, Jeddah, Moscow and Delhi. The exhibition was designed by Brash Brands, and won an International Design Award for its Signs, Exhibits and Point of Purchase (POP) Displays. The London event was housed in the Armani Casa Showroom in New Bond Street.
The Armani Hotel opened in Burj Khalifa on April 27, 2010.
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