Armani Privé Spring 2015 Haute Couture

There were no numinous crinolines or overextended trains on display at Georgio Armani’s Privé collection – this time the 80 year old, legendary couturiér designed a collection to salute the graceful, substantial and resilient woman of today.  That is not to say that there wasn’t a multitude of opulent red carpet possibilities, but they were less about mass and more about arrangement, technique and symbolism – something he called “simple elegance”.  There was certainly an unanticipated simplicity and transparency in his approach, stemming from one single reoccurring motif on almost all pieces – the bamboo plant, meant to convey a message of delicacy and métier.

Remarkable plissé jacket and pants in a bamboo bark effect were a favorite, although there was an array of wide cropped trousers with black obi belts and oversized patch coats that were equally graceful.  The color palette was earthy greens, tans and ocean blues, indicating tranquility and complete composure. As expected, there were more than a few stand out frocks – one sheer black foliage organza midi or the show-stopping feather garlanded, powder blue, bare shoulder, floor length gown – almost certainly headed for the Academy Awards.

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