Giorgio Armani claims that his eponymous brand has a lot common with renowned luxury car manufacturer Bugatti. “It was very natural to come together with Bugatti,” he says in a statement. “We both worship things that are made well, made to last, created out of the best materials.” And their collaboration resulted in a limited-edition capsule collection, “Giorgio Armani for Bugatti.” The collection includes small leather goods and refined clothing featuring details that reference the iconic motifs of the Bugatti brand.
The horseshoe-shaped emblem on the front of the cars is seen on pendants for bags, while Bugatti’s brand colour blue appears on inner linings of bags, in interior pockets and on the treads and insoles of footwear. The palette, focused on the three stylish and timeless colours of cognac, army green and blue, is a recurring element of the collection.
The highlight of the accessories is an elegant briefcase in soft calfskin, made entirely by hand, with a convenient front pocket; there is also an exquisite version of this piece in lined matte crocodile suede, tactile and luxurious in Bugatti blue. In addition, there is a more roomy weekend bag, while small leather goods, available in calfskin or crocodile skin, include belts, wallets, iPad cases, and beauty cases featuring a prominent zip closure. Clothing includes a coat and blouson jacket in refined double cashmere, superfine cashmere sweaters, a leather jacket with raised collar and concealed hood, as well as treated denim jeans that look as soft as velvet, thanks to their handmade flocking.
The offering is rounded off with calfskin sneakers with crocodile details, which have a blue interior and a Giorgio Armani for Bugatti label, a sports driver blazer in crocodile skin, available in cognac and army green, and a cap in double cashmere cloth with trim in Bugatti blue.
Garments and accessories are manufactured in limited editions and numbered, and display the special logo: Giorgio Armani for Bugatti. “Giorgio Armani for Bugatti” capsule collection, launching for Autumn/Winter 2016-2017, will be on sale from August 2016 in select Giorgio Armani boutiques and in Ettore Bugatti lifestyle boutiques.