It seems like a safe assumption to believe that Giorgio Armani has been planning to have a beyond stellar runway show for the Emporio Armani spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, above and beyond his normal adherence to a well focused imaginative excellence. After being unable to show his Emporio Armani runway collection 18 years ago in Paris due to safety concerns and a last minute shut down for him, Giorgio Armani came into Paris Fashion Week ready to show off Emporia Armani’s spring 2017 collection.
He did so with noticeable flair and incredible chicness. Armani created a series of ensembles that evoked the feeling of being well traveled, immersing the guests viewing his collection into the world of shapes and colors that inspired him to create such a wonderful collection. The models were sporting very long, very tight Dutch braids or other, shorter hairstyles, including a natural TWA that looked beautiful on the runway along with several shorter male coifs.
There were a lot of suit ensembles strolling down the Emporio Armani spring 2017 collection runway, and the tailoring for each was beautifully done and complementary to the physique, but the real stars of this show were the colors and patterns. It was obvious throughout the collection that Giorgio Armani was deeply influenced by India and many Asian garb features.
The reds were so rich and deeply colored and the prints were fresh, fun and new. Emporio Armani is a definite departure from the styles of Armani with a more open, fresher take that is also designed to appeal to younger audiences. It’s a fashion line that is designed to be more accessible and interesting while still maintaining a high standard and the spring 2017 collection does just that.
The elephants that permeated the runway were bright and aesthetically interesting in a variety of different images. The silhouettes are perfection, many of the looks were designed to cavort with the idea of menswear vs womenswear, pulling the lines and designs of menswear but altered and tailored to be complementary to the requirements of a womenswear ensemble.
The collection is amusing, bright and delightful covering the needs for work and leisure through soft silks, stunning prints and the very present and appreciated elephant.
There, on the Emporio Armani spring/summer 2017 runway Giorgio Armani put on his first Parisian runway show in nearly two decades. He showed such a variety of prints, fabrics, tailoring and silhouettes that the collection felt rounded, complete, interesting and intense.
The colors and patterns used were as rich and complex as a customer could dream of requesting, providing a depth and beauty with each ensemble that is sure to resonate with a lot of shopper. It will be interesting to see how these articles of clothing will be utilized during the spring and summer seasons.
Photos courtesy of Vogue