AIX Armani Exchange

A|X Armani Exchange NYC - Distance from the Row NYC hotel: 12 Blocks

129 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003 | (212) 254-7230

A youthful label created by Italian designer and entrepreneur Giorgio Armani, A|X Armani Exchange NYC offers accessible Armani clothing inspired by street chic style for women and men.

About A|X Armani Exchange: A|X Armani Exchange is accessible Armani, inspired by street-chic culture, fashionable dance music and everything that signifies freedom and personal style. Armani Exchange is the youthful label created by Italian designer and entrepreneur Giorgio Armani. A|X Armani Exchange was launched in 1991 in the U.S. and is one of the leading fashion brands in the world today, with over 200 stores worldwide. A|X is aggressively expanding its vertical retail network in the United States and internationally, in key markets that include the UK, Argentina, Mexico, Korea, Japan and China. Mr. Armani interprets his sensual and unique style to create a casual, yet sophisticated collection for the young, urban and sexy. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, eyewear, watches, jewelry and music. 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. 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. Capitalizing 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. 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. 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 on a list of Fashion’s New Aristocrats.

A|X Armani Exchange NYC

129 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003 | (212) 254-7230

www.armaniexchange.com

Location

  • 129 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003