Giorgio Armani Spring 2015

by Dena Silver

Often times, designers seem to forget the temperament that spring weather implies, but not Giorgio Armani. Muted shades of creams, hushed greys, soft blacks, and luminous whites comprised the latest looks in his namesake collection, offering an appropriate color palette for breezy spring mornings. Before the show began, Armani presented a short film by renowned director Paolo Sorrentino, entitled Sabbia (which translates to sand). That theme was captured both tonally and conceptually in the collection. A flowing nude dress was trimmed with long fringe, mimicking the movement of sand blowing in the breeze. A cream pantsuit’s lines mirrored a sand dune’s texture. There were even wildlife prints and textures that can found in the dessert, like a python coat and snake print top. Each look was expertly detailed, but never overpowering, in true Armani fashion. But the final look was easily the most dramatic of all: a strapless dress was dramatically concealed underneath a sparkling, gauzy wrap, finished off by a twinkling, beaded wig and bare pieds. An incredibly cinematic finale!

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