Header Affirmation 4 – FASHION SHOWS/RUNWAY
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  • Giorgio Armani F/W 2012- Milan Fashion Week

    Runway Review: Shorts seem to be on Mr Armani’s mind come fall as they made a more sophisticated appearance on his namesake runway. Peppered with saturated color and deluxe tweaks here & there, confidently styled looks were both ‘modern eccentric’ and evocative of untouchable, yet approachablly easy glamor.

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    Giorgio Armani Fall 2012

    In their words:

    THE MODERN WOMAN LOVES TO DRESS IN ANDROGYNOUS AND MASCULINE CLOTHES, YET SHE DOESN’T WANT TO SACRIFICE FEMININE SUBTLETY AND LIGHTNESS. SHE APPRECIATES CLASSIC ELEMENTS LIKE TAILORING AND SEEKS ECCENTRICITY FOR ITS MODERN FEEL. GIORGIO ARMANI DRAWS THESE QUALITIES INTO A COLLECTION WHOSE UNMISTAKEABLE HALLMARK IS THE MEETING OF CONTRADICTORY OPPOSITES. IMAGINE SLENDER, YET NOT SNUG, PANTS IN GREY PRINCE OF WALES, ENDING IN A PAIR OF POINTED SHOES – EMBROIDERED, ZEBRA STRIPE, OR GLEAMING; THE LOOK IS ROCKABILLY, REFLECTING A FUN, BAD-GIRL ATTITUDE. TO COMPLETE THE ENSEMBLE, THERE IS A HYPER-FEMININE BLOUSE WITH A BRIGHTLY COLOURED PRINT (ORANGE, FUCHSIA, TIBETAN RED). THERE IS A CONTINUAL PLAY OF CONTRASTS, WITH TECHNICAL ORGANZA AND IRON-CREASED BERMUDA SHORTS PEEKING OUT FROM UNDER SKIRTS AND DRESSES WITH A PRECISE, BUT EDGY, DESIGN. A POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF IN A NECKTIE PATTERN BECOMES A FLOWER PINNED TO A JACKET LAPEL. THE ROUGH-CUT PEA COAT WITH SIMPLE LINES SLIDES ACROSS THE LEAF-COLLARED SILK BLOUSE, CREATING A HIGH-DESIGN LOOK. THE DESIGNER JEWELLERY SHARES SOME OF THE SAME MATERIALS AS THE ACCESSORIES – FOR EXAMPLE THE LITTLE BAGS – AND EMPHASISES HIGHLY ORIGINAL COMBINATIONS SUCH AS THE BAKELITE NECKLACE WITH SUEDE KNOT PAIRED WITH A LONG SWAROVSKI-CRYSTAL CHAIN. FAUX FUR AND ELASTICISED FABRICS GIVE FORM AND STRUCTURE AND A DIFFERENT KIND OF FULLNESS. VELVET AND ORGANZA REFLECT THE LIGHT WITH NEW INTENSITY.

    Giorgio Armani Fall 2012

    Giorgio Armani Fall 2012

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    Published on February 27, 2012

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