This is what we call stability. The Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2014 collection presented at Milan Fashion Week comes to prove the rigid adherence of the brand to its accepted designs and ideas. This time the concepts were introduced on the background of the play of light with shadow. Basically, this is how Armani himself named the line: Lights and Shadows. Since the value of light is especially emphasized when it gets cropped by shadows, Armani used this phenomenon in a wonderfully resourceful way creating a whole shadow inspired collection of shadowy grey and blue shades taking the control of the color palette. The only thing that was excluded from the collection was the heavy looks. “I fought with my team because I did not want any rigidity,” said Armani about this purposeful omission.
Thus, the main shapes framing the Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2014 collection were the suit-skirt combinations, from time to time interrupted with sumptuous and really wonderful knee and mini length weightless dresses made of light chiffon and presented via extremely diverse ways of draping, blurry watercolor prints, with or without sleeves and straps. This effect was especially vivid in case of those super-cute ample sleeves. The main skirts used in combos with manly suits were the pencil type.
Halter dresses are another spectrum of viewing the enchanting face of chic and elegance. Bolero jackets are there to maintain the individuality and the uniqueness of the line. The sexuality of the pieces was worked out via deep V-curves, which seem to be quite trendy for the season. Coming to the designs, the delicate lace and embroidery techniques, carefully and scrupulously worked out with every single piece, are simply stunning.
The accessories, including the bijou and the awesome handbags, chosen for the pieces are also worth mentioning, since they fitted the pieces like the key with the keyhole. Finally coming to the most striking part of the Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2014 collection, we can’t but point out the extravagant hats used with three compositions, which were presented simultaneously. Extravagant is put too mildly in this case.
The Giorgio Armani spring/summer 2014 collection is a perfect exemplification of the fact that it is possible to stick to a certain philosophy at the same time successfully avoiding the danger of looking boring and ineffectively repeated. That’s why we call him Giorgio Armani.
Photos courtesy of Vogue