Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HAUTE COUTURE... ARMANI/PRIVE

The man does what he wants, when he wants and how he wants. Mr. Armani bows to very few if any trends and for the most part has nothing to prove to anyone but himself. That said the Spring couture collection is a trip either into the future or back down memory lane…depending on how you see things. One can say there are references to Cardin and maybe even Balenciaga, but then again maybe Mugler or conversely was it “La Gaga” who made him choose this path.
With couture, the premiere concern is selling one on one and the Armani client will be ecstatic with his new take on his signature colors and shapes but also with the extra added features of leggings and some brave new shapes, cuts and silhouettes. The collection is gem toned, geometric, graphic, structured without being rigid and most of all “high on sheen.” Think of it as the Armani metal moment!!