There is one fashion designer in the industry who has been persistently sticking to his aesthetics to be literally ready-to-wear. No need to talk in riddles – Mr. Armani is on. While other designers set themselves out to make a splash starting from the eccentric shows to garment pieces at times appearing out-and-out inappropriate to wear in real life, Giorgio Armani carries on playing within his down-to-earth philosophy of beauty. So if you close your eyes and choose any of the Armani pieces at random they will work perfectly across the board for the everyday life and more. The whole ball of wax mentioned above is absolutely true about the Emporio Armani fall/winter 2016-2017 RTW collection that saw the light of the day today in the morning again at Teatro Armani, Milan carrying the title New Pop and teasing us with digital geometrical figures before the show, during the show and apparently intending to do it for a long time yet after the show.
Armani’s runway was again lit up with ultraviolet lights shaping up multiple iridescent geometrical figures, which were soon to be shifted to the garment pieces on the high tech heroines, as Armani himself dubbed his models. The show opened a cream blazer embellished with two triangular and round shaped brooches on the lapel and tiny triangular ones down across the waist seams worn over a black lacquered mini dress. Blazers are Mr. Armani’s security blanket and it came as no surprise to see them in spades in different lengths and of various designs and equally wasn’t it surprising to see his models all of good cheer, with light smiles and stars in their eyes (a situation happening once in a blue moon in the fashion industry).
The black color was calling the tune throughout the whole collection but it was not that gothic blackness we are so used to see at Alexander Wang. Armani’s black was relaxed and laid-back via oceans of triangles, circles, squares, dots and other shapes in vibrant colors splattered on black surfaces either in droves or in small quantities. A cool petite blazer was all black but that pink round brooch on the lapel and some pink details on the shoulders saved the day whereas the tonal mini skirt gained its point to intoxicate us; a black pixelated lacquered skirt was brightened up instantly through just two navy blue and pink shapes, while a series of lightweight black blouses were showing off myriads of geometrical shapes in apple-pie order.
Business-world-ready front-pleat pants were happening many a time in monochromatic black versions or sticking to the New Pop theme, demonstrating many digital prints in yellow, pink, green and blue. But let us not pass by that pair of sea green velvet trousers so relaxing for eyes. Piles of iridescent geometrical shapes looked equally alluring on classic shorts, skirts, dresses and rompers.
An amazing silk romper, all decorated with colorful shapes together with the black diaphanous jacket again replete with shapes were good mementos of our childhood-favorite Tetris game. The same can be said about a mini skirt and its sheer amazing pair or a short ball-dress teamed with a petite vest.
An array of pieces at the Emporio Armani fall 2016 runway show was scintillating hilariously like that bomber jacket with sleeves as if lit with green light from within. The pink and purple pumps a la Armani were with low square heels and his furry decision was again no run-of-the-mill issue but in blue-green-grey-black stripes. And are you again after Mr. Armani’s emoji that he indulged us with in spring season? It was in attendance during fall presentation as well on a couple of furry striped tops, but again worked out within the New Pop theme.
Photos courtesy of Vogue