parts signature construction and fit with a more out of box, zesty and
youthful vibe. The collection featured a plethora of exaggerated
geometry, seen everywhere from constructed shoulders to bold,
Escher-like graphics. Even the sporadic pattern of florals was
delicately captured and streamlined in pin-tucked, satiny sheaths. So
far critics have said the collection played more to the feminine side
of the label, but with a sophistication and refinement that could only
be achieved by Armani and his self-proclaimed "rigorous" constructions.
Said constructions kept away from the dull or mundane with bold
outlines, color blocking, and heavily laden embellishments. Classic
evening shapes got a more modern update with the use of liquidy pouf
skirts, illusion netting, and vibrant embroidery. Day time suits
juxtaposed traditionally tailored jackets set against flouncier pants
in a variety of clean, crisp colors like sky blue, cream and silver.
All in all the pieces together formed a collection that confirmed
Armani still holds an affinity for pairing timeless construction and
fit with modernized innovations, a risk that always ends up proving to
be more unforgettable than unsound.
Photo Source: WWD