Tuesday, January 25, 2011



 A collection bathed in light, reflections and splendor. Giorgio Armani, enraptured by the gleam and glitter of precious gemstones, transforms their radiance into shapes. Like finely faceted jewellery – carr√© cut, marquise cut, diamond cut and emerald cut – the virtuoso texturing of these exquisite clothes is perfectly set off by a subtle shade of magnolia merging into fuchsia and ruby red, lit up by tones of petrol blue and acid green. Silk fabrics with almost wet look stripes capture every shimmer of light. 

Shapes are iconic and utterly modern, sketching a petite silhouette with tiny shoulders.
Crater skirts curve around the hips, pencil skirts explode in a wealth of gatherings at the front and the back. Evening dresses are super slim, close fitting and tapered in Fontana-style cuts and colours. 

There are new volumes and a new lustre for the accessories: featherweight leggings to be worn instead of tights; court shoes with facet-cut crystal heels that reference the colours of the collection. 

Hats, exclusively designed by Philip Treacy for Giorgio Armani, rest on the forehead like elegant spirals and elliptical halos emitting their own fields of light. Masks in red, blue or diamond-colour crystals conceal the faces of the models, imparting an ethereal, spiritual and mysterious quality to the occasion. 

Courtesy Giorgio Armani

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