Nonchalant luxury and high sophistication — there is a sense of romance and grandeur in the women’s looks at Giorgio Armani’s Autumn/Winter collection this year.
Seemingly every collection in the year’s autumn/winter season has its designers looking to the future, towards a post-pandemic world. The Giorgio Armani collection is clear in its vision — we will make a triumphant return to refined looks, indulging in glorious eveningwear in silky and soft materials while retaining the comfort-first attitude we’ve all developed while at home, social distancing.
The womenswear sat prettily in a pink to blue-green gradient colour family (think: baby pinks, purples, greens with turquoise reflects, all shades of blue) lending a soft, watercolour feel to outfits and helping in creating a nature-focused, oceanic ambience.
The loose and casual tailoring, with cinched waists and wide shoulders, billowing trouser pants and swathes of material draped on models hinted at a more relaxed attitude to formalwear, after months of isolation. Couture-typical abstract silhouettes also made an appearance, with over-the-top spiral embellishments resembling waves, peacock tails and flowers.
The head-to-toe monochromatic looks included all-black and all-silver ensembles; an ultramarine, violet and Prussian blue patchwork trouser suit over a periwinkle and cerulean blouse; and a slinky sheer indigo dress with beaded petal and leaf stitchwork. Plush black velvet was juxtaposed with shinier ultrafine satin-silk and metallic and reflective fabrics. Flowing coral-like ruffles ran along the collars of blouses and at the cuffs of sleeves.
Beautifully embroidered jackets and gossamer dresses made the most impact — an air of nonchalant luxury, effortless and subdued but purposeful.
You can see the whole Giorgio Armani Women Autumn/Winter 2021 collection and more in person at various Giorgio Armani branches in Hong Kong, including at Chater House in Central, on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui,and at K11 Musea in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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