After a popular run at the Oscars outfitting Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts and mini-star Jacob Tremblay, Giorgio Armani was back at the Fashion Week grind yesterday morning with a strong fall collection.
Save for a few red carpet hopefuls like the sequined column and laser-cut floral lace gowns, Armani made a strong argument for velvet daywear. But not retro velvet: the designer took the fabric de la saison and worked it into pieces for sophisticated working women. Post-show, Armani explained he wasn’t trying to “overdo it,” removing himself from the “need to surprise through a palette of colors and a mix of fabrics.” Instead, he crafted mix-and-match workwear like wide-leg crop trousers, jogger pants and tweed jackets. Racing-striped slacks with patterned blazers introduced more lively graphics including watercolor floral silk palazzos with microprint blazers and boxy tops, which, we can only hope, are the future of officewear.
SHOP: current season Armani