Monday, February 27, 2017

Giorgio Armani MFW fall 2017



Even by Armani standards this was a restrained collection in terms of design. The story was JACKETS of every conceivable shape, shoulder and silhouette, albeit mostly of the shorter variety. The overall tenor of the collection was much more relaxed than usual and not as uptight buttoned up. 
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The color palette was pitch perfect from the all black suits to the piercing reds to the intense jewel tone velvets. Bottoms were mostly pants or what might be best described as full length culottes, the Armani “sarong” pant, or a slim cigarette pant. For the first time in a long time there were not many evening pieces and those which were shown were far less decorous and statement making that the usual fare.
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Like it or not, Armani stays the course, his own distinct one, and survives in a business where so many fail or fall on hard times. Once again, there is something to be said for consistency, sticking to your guns and adhering to your brand’s DNA. Rather than blather on ... the facts are in the photos as well as in the strength of his privately held independently owned empire. 
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Enjoy the sartorial feast that Armani serves up for Fall 2017… and yes, yes, yes, I am sure there will be those who yawn but those are the ones who shouldn’t be looking!
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BTW how can you not love the dégradé leopard print handbags or the pleated gauntlets?
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