Sadly, there are talks of Armani retiring. WWD reported this morning that the 75-year old designer announced his preparation to step aside in the near future. He made this announcement as only Armani would – at a cocktail party in Moscow surrounded by loving fans. It is rumoured that Giorgio Armani is actually moving aside to take a place in the Italian Senate. But he is not leaving his post without a good team in place who understand that brand and to continue the tradition of Armani in a tasteful and classic way which would make the creator proud.
“I understand that eventually I will have to pass things on. I am already organizing an entire team around me who understands what I do and will be, at some point, ready to step in and continue what I do,” stated Armani.
We will be sad to see him go but as he said, he’s not leaving without a good team in place that can continue with his vision. Let’s hope there’s one hell of a retirement line (and accompanying party) to look forward to!