Graphic allure, for dynamic women gazing out from under edgy fringes. A collection marked by a restless, metropolitan spirit, constructed from opposites that mix in a harmony of crescendo, diversity and contrast. The clash here expresses individuality and personality.
The game of contrasts starts with black and white in opposition, representing the dialogue — in typical Armani fashion — between male and female. Prince of wales check, chevron and polka dot patterns are enlarged on PVC backgrounds in an intentionally artificial manner, then applied to suits and generously-sized coats; the outfits are augmented by plastrons that echo the look of black tie. Recurrent throughout are tight trousers.
Floral prints, pictorial scenes and sequin embroideries are expressed using graphic techniques, which display quick, instinctive strokes. Flashes of red and fuchsia break into pitch black.
Accessories underscore the new mood: small bags, worn across the body, flat shoes, and geometric-cut boots.