When it comes to Giorgio Armani, there is no getting things wrong it seems. Both the celebrities and ordinary people fall in love with the designer’s productions time and again, with the Academy Awards from last night sealing that pretty little deal as both men and women appeared in different Armani creations. While Leonardo Di Caprio picked up his Oscar in a gorgeous made to measure peak lapel tuxedo, the ladies were shining rather bright, Charlotte Rampling, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts among the best dressed of the crew.
This is one designer that has understood the power of actors and actresses and entered into this sphere of mixing fashion with film a while back, making Giorgio Armani one of the top names uttered in the realm of stylish appearances. The power of the celebrity has allowed Armani to skyrocket in his businesses, essentially leading to multiple sister brands that help boost the Armani name.
This mindset is used in the creation of each of the designer’s collections, whether or not we are speaking about ready-to-wear. Falling on the final day of the Milan Fashion Week shows, the Giorgio Armani fall/winter 2016-2017 collection has brought in some of the starriest of gowns for the evening, perfect for the red carpet or to wear to a wedding, complete with a sprinkling of crystals, lots of black velvet and some rather frothy creations.
The background to the show included birdcalls and some intriguing tribal music. The stage itself was very modern, with white-lighted runways over a black background. And then the first look was brought out and we could see impeccable confidence in the style the ladies resonated, with a double lapel coat and funky short hair, complemented with large sunglasses.
Laced up flats were a common find, while there was some skin to be found around the midriffs from time to time. Tweed is an interesting look that appears with the velvet pants in black, with clutch purses in hand. Perhaps one of the best things about the Giorgio Armani collection is the linearity of it all, without jumping from theme to theme. There is daywear and eveningwear, clear-cut and beautifully presented.
Black and white are colors of top choice it appears, with strips of material also coming into play, pants cropped at the ankles and all, and the more tailored designs with the flowing trousers. No, there is no way we would not shop from Armani, not with so many incredible openings on hand.
Then there is the whole masculine effect to the day, and feminine to the night, the day bringing with it a pantsuit with a bow that serves also as a tie in front. Among the 81 different outfits that we can find, how can we not find a few that are the perfect match for us? While it might not be the barely there tulle concoction at the end that is just a bit over the top for some, we will definitely be investing in something in rich velvet.
Photos courtesy of Vogue