5 talking points from Armani Privé Couture Fall 2015
Holographic dresses, fuzzy ponchos and pop pinks
The theme, ‘Shocking’, was inspired by the northern lights. Bold pinks, emerald greens, lapis blues in metallic sheen set the tone. Here’s five things you should know.
Uniform hair and make-up ensured all eyes were on the shiny clothes. But we can’t help take a moment to admire that Siouxsie Sioux-esque hairdo – very punk, spiky and shaggy. Sharp and shiny tousled hair in jet black paired with a pop pink on the lips and nails was all it took to evoke a vision straight out of the ’80s.
Feathers on feathers and fringe on fringe. Shiny sequins of all shapes and sizes, mesh, crystals, Lurex, and velvet made it to the runway. Besides, what’s an Armani Privé show without the iconic velvet cigarette pants? Add to the mix iridescent peacock colours and you have a show that is made for a dark and decadent night. Of course, made modern with uniform pointed flats (we’ll come back to these in a bit). Towards the end of the show, models looked like mermaids floating on the runway in slinky gowns in holographic hues.
Acrylic drop earrings and long necklaces in matching colours minus the shine were the chosen jewels for the show. While, heavily sequinned pochettes and evening clutches finished off each look. Flats for shoes was an interesting choice for the show that was everything OTT. Even so, the pointed ballerinas and loafers of choice didn’t look one bit out of place what with the easy hair-do and minimal make-up.
What caught our eye the most? The voluminous, dripping-in-feathers poncho jacket that we could happily sink into. DIY with a punk spirit – thank you for bringing cool into couture Mr Armani.
Sitting up front was Naomi Watts, who kept it simple in a white Chantilly lace Armani Privé dress, and Juliette Binoche who chose an animal print pant-suit paired with black loafers.