Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Armani Privé haute couture spring 2017



This is an amazingly uncharacteristic Armani collection and yet it is distinctively and unmistakably Armani. It is as if the collection was shown as some other worldly presentation bathed in this golden glow. Let me be clear, that almost without exception I am not a fan of orange but alas I am reminded to never say never.
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The abundance of prints, the shapes, the jackets, an almost off handed look for the  models, the contrasts of hard and soft gave off a decadence, a louche quality and yet romantic vibe that can’t really be put into my words. It is just an aura/mood than I sensed when seeing these clothes combined with the styling. Maybe one can say it is something like a filme noire of old! Again, it is all Armani, all the way and yet it is so not Armani in so many ways but in the end it is just a glorious collection for those who appreciate the art and craft of couture as well those who grasp the Armani esthetic which is in your face all the way through.
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The amazing croc jacket with almost pagoda shoulder and so many prints and combinations are just a salve after all the concoctions that have waltzed down the runways in the past weeks. This is glamorous and chic and refined and urbane for women who know exactly what they want, how they want to be perceived and noticed. These are not the clothes of wall flowers or for those who wish to blend into the crowd; they are unquestionably knock down drag out top shelf clothes for only the most discerning and wealthiest of clients.
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