Conveying to the young generation the true meaning of haute couture, going back to the catwalk as it once was: the authentic essence of luxury and perfection. This is the idea that inspired the AW2018/19 Giorgio Armani Privé Collection. Expressed in a sculptural, almost regal style, this season’s haute couture from Armani features sumptuous fabrics crafted into spectacular pieces and gowns in alternating patterns of black and champagne.
Take the shiny satin tuxedo, an epitome of elegance, executed in the season’s unusual colour-combination of black and champagne; or the tulip-style velvet and cady gown; or the dress made with hundreds of meters of ethereal tulle. Countless minute flounces add movement to a long black dress, as if it were touched by the wind. Another dress, with an embroidered tulle bodice and a full skirt decorated with feathers expresses a masterful synergy of nature and culture.
The chromatic sequence is enchanting: pink in all its nuances, from tender nude to bright fuchsia; jade green, deep turquoise and sapphire blue; and a rainbow of precious stones. Gliding through the fabric, sparkling streaks of pink, turquoise and gold crystals illuminate the creations.
Fluidity and balance define deconstructed jackets and overcoats featuring panels that dance on the body. Fabrics masterfully combine with luxurious silk cady; raw-cut edges, embroidered piping trim and tulle enhanced with luxury broderie reveal the refined, meticulous work of the atelier.
A sense of freedom and a spirit of independence – typically Armani characterise the accessories: moccasins in both sports and lavish versions alternate with shoes with soaring heels. Opulent net bags feature elongated design shapes. Tulle shrouds costume jewelry to filter the sparkle of their stones. Slightly oval toques add the finishing touch to elegant ensembles. Double tulle stoles and scarves sculpt the body and trace its movements.