The sun, the sea, and a whole lot of nostalgia – Giorgio Armani‘s Spring/Summer 2022 Women’s Collection is tinged with exquisitely Armanian tropes mixed with nomadic elements and colours.
The messaging is strong in Giorgio Armani’s collection for women next spring/ summer. The designer reminded us all of where it all began by presenting the collection at Via Borgonuovo 21, at the historic theatre underneath his own Milanese home that has been the backdrop for some memorable fashion shows more than twenty years ago.
The whole collection feels like a comeback, too: built over a set that pays tribute to the sun and sea, the collection was everything we love about Armani, mixed with a sense of nomadic adventure. It was a wonderful juxtaposition of structure and precision with a sense of freedom that is achieved by the lightness in both materials and hues.
Two recurring accents tie the entire collection together – knotted scarves and crocheted caps cover the head, while flat shoes triumph on the runway, either open on the toe or laced around the foot. The collection starts off with blues and whites and lively touches of red. There are soft and elongated jackets, some with knotted closures; trousers as wide as skirts, or with tapered volumes; little tops, and tunics.
Later, pale and airy greys, soft blues and greens for pure jackets, flowing trousers and long floaty skirts transition into an explosion of colour and spontaneous layering in reds and purples. Accessories are bold and streamlined: handbags with rounded shapes, small bags with curved handles, then larger totes and crocheted shoulder bags.
And who can forget the eveningwear? This is Giorgio Armani we’re talking about. The gowns are luminous and weightless in layered tulle, skimming over the body in infinitely soft nuances of colour.