Giorgio Armani - Spring 2011 RTW

26.12.10

Giorgio Armani's secret weapon is focus. He'll take one idea and elaborate on it over the course of a collection. 


His focal point was the night sky over the Sahara: warm, velvety blue, scattered with stars. It's also the sky he'd be familiar with from his second home on the island of Pantelleria, halfway to North Africa. That emotional connection was responsible for the kind of single-minded but strong collection that yielded a vintage Armani moment.

Everything was navy shading toward midnight. As the show moved toward evening, sprinklings of crystal and sequins appeared to echo the heavens at night, as in the glittering long skirt and tank that offered a sporty option for red carpets. The Saharan subtext was explicit in the Tuareg head wraps and tribal jewelry, but otherwise, Armani offered multiple variations on city-smart jackets, from tailored and basket-weave leather to peplumed and slash-backed crepe. These were invariably paired with narrow, pleated pants, which created a long, slim silhouette, even with one of the designer's now-signature eccentric interventions. 



Namely, he layered a skirt under the jacket, over the pants. In Emporio the other day, that skirt was stretch tulle, which looked wrong a lot of the time. Here, Armani got it right—the skirt, even when it was fluted, added something chic and streamlined to the outfit. At a stretch, it echoed the tribal layering of desert nomads, especially in a ribbed, gauzy knit that could have been a Tuareg blanket.

But more than that, it reaffirmed that Armani refuses to be boxed in as Mr. Greige. Sometimes his contrariness works against him. Not today. And never forget that no less an authority than Diana Vreeland insisted that refusal is elegance.







Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear


Michaela Kocianova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerød


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Sigrid Agren


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Heidi Mount


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Magdalena Frackowiak


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Denisa Dvorakova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Charlotte di Calypso


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Alana Zimmer


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Veronika Pospisilova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Phenelope Wulff


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Toni Garrn


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Bruna Tenorio


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Katia Kokoreva


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Annika


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Tina Heggestad


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Kristy Kaurova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Ona


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Kelli Lumi


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Katja Borghuis


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Rianne Ten Haken


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Celine Teron Aboud


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Natalia Belova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Amy Zeilon


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Agnese Zogla


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Katie Fogarty


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Regina Feoktistova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Ilnytska


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Lauren Brown


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Anastasia Gorodilova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Susan Storck


See the rest....


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Kate Somers


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Martha Streck


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Flavia Lucini


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Misha Parkosz


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Ksenia Kahnovich


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Rhea Saint Helena


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Alexandra Tretter


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Debora Muller


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Yulia Kanova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Frida Gustavsson


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Anastasia Kuznetsova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Tara Gill


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Kori Richardson


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Sigrid Agren


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Vlada Roslyakova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Phenelope Wulff


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Tina Heggestad


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Annika


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Katia Kokoreva


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Bruna Tenorio


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Siri Tollerød


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Veronika Pospisilova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Agnese Zogla


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Alana Zimmer


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Charlotte di Calypso


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Denisa Dvorakova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Toni Garrn


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Heidi Mount


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Michaela Kocianova


Giorgio Armani Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Giorgio Armani




Verdict - Classic Armani.. Lovely colors!

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