Armani Privé’s fall/winter 18 offering was quite fittingly set at the Hôtel de Boisgelin which houses the Italian embassy in Paris. The grand neo-classical venue oozes Italian elegance as did this chic and sophisticated collection.
Armani Prive couture FW18
With a colour palette of mostly black and white with accents of pink, Giorgio Armani encapsulated the silhouette of the most elegant Italian woman with his designs. Models oozed power as they marched down the runway in head-turning monochrome designs. Skirt and trouser suits, complete with fitted blazers made for attention grabbing day wear.
Trousers were slim fitting and flattering on the body, the sort of looks that can be easily taken from day to night. While capes and sheer scarves added a feminine touch. Loose fitting silk trousers were a breath of fresh air while more sophisticated structured pieces completed each look.
Of course there were evening gowns. Created in ultra-luxurious fabrics. Metallic lace complemented with velvet bows, feathers and intricate beading. Column dresses which demanded attention featured strong sculptured details while one-shoulder and strapless cuts were featured heavily. Materials came in the most elegant of forms with silks and velvet being finished with elegant beading feathers and ruffles.
And then came the colour. Rich pink and green candy colours were layered and ruffled to create show-stopping evening gowns in the same luxurious fabrics. Feathers presented bold and striking gowns and capes which would be at home on the red carpet.
Accessories were theatrical. Cocktail jewels were bold and statement making, while headgear varied from the understated to the attention grabbing.
This collection was ageless. There was a feeling of modestly and power amongst the designs. Looks that would appeal to the young were positioned with more mature creations, making them accessible to every woman. The collection in true Giorgio Armani style presented the timeless elegance we associate with this Italian house. Creating powerful pieces for powerful women.