Emporio Armani Womenswear S/S12

Using mostly monochrome colours, Giorgio Armani showed collection of cropped suit trousers, fluid blazers, and straw hats

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In a decisively 60s universe – a contained, mainly black and white palette and slick lines— Emporio Armani offered a collection of cropped suit trousers, fluid blazers, and straw hats. Black with white detailing or vice-versa, it gave off an air of Coco. Pared down and controlled, the collection offered series of dresses with a crinoline-like, wired hem, for a 3D effect around the models calves; the skirt, seemingly floating around the models knees, revealed a glittery slip underneath. Pastel washes came to subtly contrast the white, first monochrome on trousers, and later as silk screen motifs on shirts, lilac or green. 

A crescendo of elements elaborated the overall simple silhouettes, such as dog collars worn on top of buttoned-up, high collared shirts and sleeveless, sequined shirts. Retro and a tad French perhaps, giant plastic flowers were placed on models’ head, tilted and beret-like –  further pushing the perennial Francophile reference.

 

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