Singer Shawn Mendes took a turn on the Emporio Armani runway during Milan Fashion Week on Saturday (June 17), showing off the brand’s new smart watch line dubbed “Connected.”
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Mendes appeared in a video promoting the watch at the end of the show, and then appeared in life to show it off and take in the fashion crowd as much as it did him. The touchscreen watch is both Android and Apple compatible.
Armani described Mendes as “a singer of true talent who touches the hearts of his fans.”
“Shawn embodies and conveys the values in which I believe: Professionalism, commitment and innovation,” the designer said in a note.