Eveningwear emerges as especially alluring this season at Giorgio Armani. We delve into the makings of a very mysterious autumn and winter.
Sensational swathes of velvet, cut in precision, sometimes with graphic patchwork shapes and modern in silhouette. Inky midnight shades are shrouded in mystery, while intricate beading on bodices, jackets and dresses shimmers and glows even in dim light. Eveningwear this season, bought to us by Giorgio Armani, runs the gamut of subtle tactility and ethereal exoticism. It all feels and looks quite otherworldly – but that, precisely, may be the point.
These days, we’re reinspecting how we put together an outfit for a beautiful dinner, event, party, cocktail or gala. Each gesture now feels curious, as if to be savoured – special rituals in dressing for special events. After more than a year’s hiatus in glamorous evenings in a crowd, the clothes and costumes we adorn ourselves in give off an almost magical aura – as if to say, “Oh, this is what it feels like.”
There’s a thread that ties together the evening-wear in both the men’s and women’s lines – evident in details such as the use of velvet and Chinese collars. Each offers gentle enhancements – reminders, if you will, of masculinity or femininity. There are romantic touches, watery hues to lend to shimmering fabrics and delicately crystal-embellished or beaded dresses and outfits that elongate the silhouette for women.
An oceanic ruffle here and there creates an ethereal Gatsby-esque quality; and long dresses, sure enough “become halos of pure light”. The silky glow of velvet invites touch for both genders this autumn/winter. Although men’s eveningwear might not be so embellished, there’s an eclectic way of dressing that’s individualistic and invites a double take. New volumes and a flowing-butfitted silhouette make for a supple look for men – in celestial blue, black, grey or dark chocolate.
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