The Giorgio Armani Prive Couture fall 2015 collection is in town! And boy did we see a whole lot of velvet happening here, something that leaves us mesmerized. With the purplish lighting and runway setting, it made sense to see similar hues appear on that catwalk as well, combining crepe, velvet, silk, satin, feathers, sequins and tweed, bringing to life the elements of the night, with the sun setting and the primal desires of the rich and famous beginning to show in abundance.
There was an easy sway to the pieces presented, always enough room for the limbs to move in without constraints. The fluid tailoring and soft layering ensured this would be the case. The softness of it all was also found among the footwear that seemed to center more around flatter pieces with gentler materials encasing the tired feet, the focus this time around not on the heels but on the ease with which one walks instead. It was a nice breath of fresh air actually, considering the trouble most houses put their models through, sending them teetering on towering heels not meant to hold human feet. It is a good thing we see the comfort reigning here as well, considering how commonplace it has become for the ladies to emphasize fully each and every leisurely step down the runway. Low heels or full out flats certainly are the preferred choice. For example, we simply loved those pink and black striped pointy flats at the toes, worn with a strapless, full-length ball gown. What was the fad for the night? Both pointed flats and squared-off slippers were the major styles shown off this time around for the Giorgio Armani Prive Couture fall/winter 2015-2016 collection. Plus, when they come in holographic and high shine finishes, it is hard to say no. The colors make it all the more irresistible, which takes iridescent leather and shades of fuchsia and aqua and brings it into an incredibly put together line-up of clothing, accessories and footwear.
“For once I’m not thinking about my clients’ needs,” were Giorgio Armani’s words during a preview of his Armani Privé collection. “I wanted to express my creativity!” And boy did he do so! The girls had a similar doll-like look, while the garments they were draped in were simply too lovely for words. Textures meant a lot it appeared, particularly when combining patchwork of jacquard silks with silk fringes and bolero jackets, lames full of filament like the feathers that flutter so beautifully as the models take to the stage. The brilliance of lapis lazuli was matched up with tourmaline green and shimmering metallic efforts, while the Aurora Borealis was sure to be seen within the threads of these awesome dresses. A glam rock twist added to the whole design, while the whole couture experience was presented as if in a dream, hopefully one no one wants to wake from as of yet. After all, nothing can look as good as Technicolor and this collection did that one very well.
Photos courtesy of Vogue