List of products by manufacturer Giorgio Armani

History and background of Giorgio Armani. Born in Piacenza, Italy in 1934, Giorgio Armani is one of the most celebrated and influential designers Italy has ever produced. But it was only by chance that he broke into the fashion industry in the Sixties, after brief forays into medicine (having studied at Milan University) and photography.


Born in Piacenza, Italy in 1934, Giorgio Armani is one of the most celebrated and influential designers Italy has ever produced. But it was only by chance that he broke into the fashion industry in the Sixties, after brief forays into medicine (having studied at Milan University) and photography.

Following his military service, Armani launched his career as a window dresser at a large Milanese department store, called La Rinascente. He later revealed that he developed his classic style during this time, following frequent trips to the UK. "England was virtually the most important centre for inspiration," he says. "When I was working for Il Rinascente we used to travel to London for the influences, to see the shops, to learn. I remember seeing some yellow cardigans in a small boutique and bringing them to Il Rinascente and everyone thought I was insane. Yellow cardigans were what the Duke of Windsor was about, they were not something for the average man. The entire idea of such clothing was so outr so elitist... very, very English."

In 1964, armed with an in-depth knowledge of fabric and design, he was taken on as a designer for Nino Cerruti's men's clothing company, Hitman. Posts at Ungaro and Zegna were soon to follow. In 1974, Armani introduced his own menswear label, his first womenswear collection coming a year later.


Since 1975, Armani has overseen the launch of Giorgio Armani Junior, Underwear, Swimwear, Accessories and Occhiali. Capitalising on the cachet of his more exclusive label, he opened the first of a series of stores selling his cheaper diffusion lines, Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans, in 1981. In 2000, he added a new make-up range to his output, specially designed by Pat McGrath. Today, the Armani empire comprises some 2,000 emporia world-wide with annual sales of more than $1 billion. His catwalk shows often draw a distinguished crowd when he was forced to show in New York in March 1998, after Paris police closed down his black marquee over Place Saint Sulpice claiming that the set-up was "unsafe", Robert de Niro, Spike Lee, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Scorsese, Sophia Loren and Wyclef Jean of The Fugees all came to watch.

Nonetheless Armani claims to base his vision on the everyday people in the street, believing that clothes should be made to be worn not just seen and drawing on the skills he learned as a menswear designer to produce contemporary clothes for women. The wide-shouldered power suit that was a trademark in the Eighties has been softened into a more supple, practical silhouette and Armani's collections these days are elegant and understated (the designer has often expressed a dislike of "important" clothes).

In 2000, Forbes declared Giorgio Armani to be the world's most successful designer, with personal earnings of $135 million in 1999. In 2001, the magazine put him at No.19 (behind the Bulgari family and ahead of the Pradas) on a list of Fashion's New Aristocrats.


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  • $42.69

    The long awaited feminine version to the best selling cologne for men, acqua di gio, was inspired by several summer holidays giorgio armani spent on the islands of pantelleria and antigua . Light and natural, this floral fragrance for women opens with top notes of crushed mint leaves and lemon from calabria. The floral heart is comprised of aquatic...

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    The long awaited feminine version to the best selling cologne for men, acqua di gio, was inspired by several summer holidays giorgio armani spent on the islands of pantelleria and antigua . Light and natural, this floral fragrance for women opens with top notes of crushed mint leaves and lemon from calabria. The floral heart is comprised of aquatic...

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  • $77.98

    One of the most celebrated designers ever to come out of Italy, Giorgio Armani, has been a fashion icon for more than 40 years . Noted for his unique approach to fashion that focuses on utility as well as style, the Armani brand has come to embody elegance. In 1982, Armani turned his visionary eye to Parfumery with the launch of Armani for Women....

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    Splash on a bit of armani code ice from the fragrance designers at giorgio armani for a fresh, bright air that surrounds you all day long . This intoxicating men's scent combines elegant heart notes of geranium and lavender with top notes of fresh mint, lemon and ginger. Released in 2014, armani code ice is the perfect fragrance choice to carry you from a...

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  • $40.18

    Armani code was introduced in 2006 by giorgio armani . It is a floral scent that opens with bitter orange, italian orange and jasmine. Then blending into orange blossom and finishing off with vanilla and honey

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  • $61.71

    Armani code was introduced in 2006 by giorgio armani . It is a floral scent that opens with bitter orange, italian orange and jasmine. Then blending into orange blossom and finishing off with vanilla and honey

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  • $62.02

    This scent is a necessity in the collection of the gentleman of style . It is a clean, citrusy scent with notes of lavender, bergamot, cedar, clove, nutmeg, and patchouli. This dashing cologne compliments the three piece suit as well as evening attire.

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  • $23.91

    Armani by the design house of giorgio armani is the embodiment of sophistication and class . Armani is a masculine fragrance with blends of lime, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange, petitgrain, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, jasmine, neroli, coriander, lavender, oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, and cedar. For the man that likes to be discreet yet still be...

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    Armani by the design house of giorgio armani is the embodiment of sophistication and class . Armani is a masculine fragrance with blends of lime, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange, petitgrain, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, jasmine, neroli, coriander, lavender, oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, and cedar. For the man that likes to be discreet yet still be...

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