24 January 2016
Giorgio Armani Collection Spring/Summer 2016
Giorgio Armani is one of the world’s leading fashion houses. Armani is the fastest growing fashion brand.
Armani is a designer who doesn't like to bow to passing trends, instead delivering consistent luxury to his many fans. All the elements that have made his name synonymous with discrete elegance were there in his show today. There was a play on silhouette, the body softened, disguised and also revealed by cleverly juxtaposed fabrics, layered one over the other. Such as ribbed organza trousers worn under suit jackets or silk dresses; a classic white work shirt was re-invented as a loose silk shirt dress, with billowing pockets worn over a sheer black silk slip. There was also a playful floral jumpsuit in bright vermillion, while crisp shorts or capacious trousers were matched with bolero jackets.
Gems cascaded down pretty party dresses, danced across bodices in red, pink, emerald and white crystal or were bunched together in sparkling orbs. Skirts were voluminous, and above the knee, in midnight blue organza, gathered and ruched at the waist. Loyal customers will yet again invest in his tailoring next summer. There was something for everyone here - either in his sharp rendition of an evening tuxedo, or a day jacket folded and fastened at the collarbone. He is a master in flattering our female form, which is why so many professional women still flock to his stores. 40 years on his vision is intact across global boardrooms, a legacy worth applauding.
The milestone of the Giorgio Armani spring 2016 lineup as could be guessed from its title is the color red with all its shades possible – electric crimson, Rosso corsa, Venetian red and scarlet. Now add glittering sequins and beads on the red color and a bombarding effect right on the catwalk is guaranteed. The nautical theme present in the entire collection can be observed even with the naked eye. Stripes of different shapes and different shades are swaying the scepter. They come to be red-white like on a long-sleeved top or colorfully tiny like on a handful of bags and shoes or sparkling like on a navy-red embellished-with-sequins top and even in the form of long tassels stretching along the ensemble and serving as the collar and the necklace at the same time.