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Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture SS14

Bound in silk scarves, satin and eastern jewels, Armani's women are travelling bohemians

TextSusie LauPhotographyLea Colombo

Initial reaction:

An early bohemian woman travelling around the world in the 1920s in a lush Merchant Ivory film, picking up rich motifs like a couture nomad in a shimmering palette of mauves and greys.

How they wore it: 

Every model's head was bound up in a flapper skullcap or a tightly bound silk scarf. From the side, the silhouettes looked like poised Erté drawings. 


Ethnic can be a tricky and problematic word. In the case of this Privé collection, Giorgio Armani manages to blend in hints of Far Eastern, Indian and African references seamlessly into his menswear-rooted tailoring and dresses. The Giorgio Armani Privé woman is well-travelled without being rooted to any one particular place.

Stand out looks:

A trio of ultra sleek pyjama ensembles with the shirts provocatively open to reveal a triangle of flesh down the front, with a swathe of striped satin shawl draped over one shoulder

One night only:

This specific Privé show coincides with Giorgio Armani's One Night Only tour coming to Paris' Palais de Tokyo where over 80 Privé creations are being exhibited as part of ‘Eccentrico’. Fashion documentarian Loïc Prigent is creating special content for the occasion.