Published on July 06, 2012
Giorgio Armani Prive delivered the maestro’s signatures a plenty for one classic collection
Tailoring with soft, subtle feminine flourishes is the name of the game chez Armani and the designer managed to weave key trends into his latest outing from ombre to color-blocking to pajama dressing, it was all here.
In their words:
Discover the enchantment of daylight hues – the continuous nuances of color, the playful contrasts between light and shadow. Magical moments of everyday beauty inspire an intense and tempered collection.
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This is a collection, which from daybreak borrows shades of blues, lilacs and mauves, and which announces the coming luminosity of daylight with strokes of purple, paired with black velvet: a reminder of night fading into day. Here are clean and essential lines, with soft, wide trousers that gently fall over flat shoes, as if they were awaiting a cuff.
The double-breasted masculine jacket has been replaced by a new shirt in jacketing fabrics such as heavy, stiff wool, which give it the balance of tailoring. The cardigans, embroidered on the front, or with a back in either velvet or organza, lend a casual touch, topped with Philip Treacy’s small black velvet hats.
Sunset gifts its fuchsias, electric blues and dark blues to oversized outfits in full-bodied wool and to the shimmering sequins on a black lacquered jumpsuit, a reminder of the encroaching darkness of the night.
For the evening, every single dress, whether in velvet or in embroidered silk, borrows its color palette from the skies – from blues to blacks – andis bathed in stardust. A flash of embroidered stars on a veil that conceals the face down to the neck hints at a wordless mystery, a mystery that speaks of otherworldly enchantment.
The dresses have a straight silhouette that flows, and are never tight around the body, but gently fall to the floor in a nonchalant way over rigorously flat shoes.
Never has masculine allure expressed such femininity. This Giorgio Armani Privé collection displays a perfect balance of opposites, which is Armani’s unmistakable signature.