Sunday, February 1, 2009

Couture S/S 09: Armani Prive

Firstly, it's probably the first time that I'm posting about Armani Prive. Cause to me, Giorgio Armani's work for almost all his lines, has been really similar.
But this couture season showed a collection really different from Giorgio's usual work. For this season's Armani Prive, the man had gone Oriental. And if you know me, I'm a sucker for anything Oriental.

Though blazers, pencil skirts, and suits are still the staple of the collection, it's amazing how Armani is still able to exude his inspiration so clearly.
Besides the obvious way of including exotic prints in order to transmit that, cuffs, shoulders, and hem were arched tailored. A real showcase of exquisite craftmanship.Who knew the structural sentiment that has been going on throughout the industy now is able to look as amazing with the incoporation of the Oriental. This collection might just be the most intricately detailed collection from Giorgio Armani. Almost every single look is covered with embroideries of some kind, sequins to jutted "lace" details.

But what Giorgio Armani failed in delivering would have to be his colour palette for the collection. Bold colours used, atypical of Armani, but badly embodied. Inconsistent use of purple paired with yellow pieces are probably the most incoherent looks from the collection.


1 comment:

Dinie said...

for the first time : i think i like armani.

i think.