Giorgio Armani Spring 2018 - Runway Review
September 22, 2017
Tailoring has long been the guiding touchstone at Giorgio Armani. For spring, however, the designer turned things inside out -- not so much literally as he did figuratively. Save for about a half dozen or so of sleek gray-to-silver check jacquard jackets cut with the same fluidity of his tailored menswear -- suiting was, more or less, a light brushstroke on his canvas this go around.
Instead, Armani emphasized his dressmaking craft all the while showcasing his love for "different strokes of color." In these more austere times, color has always been Armani's key to battling sadness. To wit, bright colors laid side by side with black and strong geometric pieces... juxtaposed with a palette of lovely pastel colors. Models, with their asymmetrical bobs and long mesh veils, showed off the chiffon flower-patterned skirts with elaborate tops, ankle-high trousers in vivid hues and dresses blossoming with large petaled red blooms. A procession of LBDs arrived at the end, perfect for the "elegant cocktail."