00400m00060m00230mARMANI PRIVE – PARIS F/W 2011 FASHION SHOW

Kimono, kimono. Armani Privé has latched on to Japan full force, with obi-inspired belts, kimono collars, and origami folding. Cherry blossom prints made appearances, but also a few prints that are reminescent of asian florals, that were less than literal thankfully. The cuts of jackets and tops kept the Asian inspiration in the forefront, and the tightness of the pant suits spoke of a current Asian fashion sense.

The decision to have Philip Treacy create headpieces for the collection outweighed the tried “exotic culture” remakes. And then that mini jacket! Little fans layered almost like scales. The collection rises steadily to culminate with stunning sequin gowns in an unexpected orange hue. Although Armani took on a theme that could have easily gone straight into the bin, finally the collection maintained a high level of elegance and refinery.

Fashion week coverage directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine
Article by Amy Tabarly

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