Held at Paris’ Petit Palais Armani Privé’s autumn/winter 2019 Haute Couture offering was a celebration of folk fashion.
The style, which became popular in the late eighties and early nineties is given the Armani touch of elegance in a collection that embraces the contrast of femininity and masculinity while bringing a new modern freshness to the style.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an Armani Privé collection without perfectly tailored pieces. Long monochrome jackets were edged with metallic thread, while tapered and loose fitting trousers were paired with crystal embellished jackets.
Sheer and lightweight materials including tulle mesh, tulle, organza and delicate silk create a sense of lightness, a romantic fairytale, like a lake reflecting a ray of sunlight. Pieces were finished with fully embroidered light-reflecting crystals that caption the light and emit an elegant sparkle, while fitted bustiers create a contrasting element.
The polka dot was a prominent print as it was seen in various sizes and colours on day wear. Either all over on tapered trousers or as an accent on jackets and shirts.
Eveningwear was flowy and feminine. A colour palette of pale pink, blue, green and yellow made for a playful collection that had a sense of youth about it, while the addition of black made a strong statement against the softness. Perhaps one thing Giorgio Armani prides himself on is the ability to create for women of every age and this collection surely did that.
Accessories came in the form of delicate rose headpieces – the rose has shown itself to be a symbol of this Haute Couture week so far. While statement earrings and handheld clutch bags added some context and wearability to the looks.