What would a Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week be without the exuberant presence of the 80-year-old fashion genius, Giorgio Armani and the marvellous Giorgio Armani Prive Couture spring/summer 2015 collection? The Italian designer has dedicated his life to creating the most exquisite pieces within the industry, even if he is generally noted for his menswear. However, when it comes to the women’s line, he is as impeccable in delivering quality pieces as ever. Though it is not well known, Armani has always developed women’s clothing in parallel with the men, diving into swimwear, underwear and accessories by 1980 as well. His innovations over the years in the fashion industry do not go without note either, as he ensured that there would be no model in his employ under a body mass index of 18 (in an attempt to prevent anorexia), while he also ensured that the Armani Prive spring/summer 2007 fashion show was broadcast over the internet through MSN, as well as through Cingular cellular phones. That in itself was a first for the world of haute couture.
This year, the Giorgio Armani Prive Couture spring/summer 2015 collection presented at the Fashion Week in Paris was absolutely spectacular, with 66 unique pieces, each with their own flare and captivating nature. The show began with a lovely lightweight skirt with a maxi length hem and bow tied at the waist, with a blazer on top in creamy white and tastefully printed leaves across the chest, arms and back. It was gorgeous to behold, especially with the bronze colored ankle strapped sandals and hair pulled back in a strict center parted chignon. The general beauty trends across the board seem to center on the stricter governess look with the hair, thicker brows, minimal makeup on the face and a poised exterior.
General trends noticed throughout the show included only maxi length skirts with lightweight materials, and combination of sheer and opaque designs on each number, earth-toned colors that include gentle rolling field greens and rippling blue waters, alongside the white sands of the beaches or the scorched grounds of the deserts. While the show began with lighter colors with a focus on cream and light greens, by the end of the catwalk parade we are looking at the sparking night sky and the roaring ocean waves in the cascading floor-length gowns. Black satin sashes tied at the waist are a common theme, while the season is all about the strappy sandals in golden or black coloring. This trend has been found in other haute couture collections as well this year, meaning we should probably be buying a pair or two to stock up before the season begins.
Furthermore, we are given a good amount of prints, but they are not your typical floral; instead, the label has opted for more grassy and leafy, highly exposed prints that have not been given much in contrast. It appears as if the prints are meant to meld into the pieces as opposed to standing out on their own.
All in all, the Giorgio Armani Prive Couture spring/summer 2015 collection show was simply breathtaking with its sizeable array of haute couture designs that are sure to take one’s breath away. They are fresh and so very suitable for the spring season. It’s a great way to transition into the warmer weathers, with these pieces soft and silky against our skins.
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK