Lights and shadows by Armani
Extreme lightness can be expressed by placing one fabric over another, creating shadowy effects and
appearing to split the garment. The absolute freedom of shape generates the
sense of a fluidity that is removed from the body, sliding, fluttering, slipping away to
reveal the silhouette of the figure in a natural, relaxed stance.
Surprising colours, with Majorelle Blue surfacing in transparent dresses, tunics and
pea coats. There are shades of anemones and the red of the coral in Sciacca, just
like a magical garden beneath the sea. Colours are lightened and changed by
featherlike jacquard silk, by embroidered, elaborate fabric, by the near ephemeral
tricot of silk and elasticized cotton. For the evening, floral prints are embroidered to
give a double effect, or detailed with the same embroidery on the front only.
In the same spirit of metamorphosis, flat boots become new ankle boots with a
plexiglass heel, leaving the foot bare.