Giorgio Armani Spring 2010
Style.com misses the point:
“The show started off predictably enough with a jacket: a sharp, narrowly cut red, blue, and white houndstooth number, worn over a deep plunge-front top, loose-fitting pants cropped above the ankles, and flat sandals. Lots more jackets followed, some with origami-like pinches and folds at the upper arm (a subtle way to do the bold shoulder). Others were woven together from delicate ribbon, and still more glinted with allover crystal embroidery. They were worn with that casual (not-quite-a-) sweatpant or baggy pleat-front skorts.
It was mostly after-dark where the color came in. In tune with the season, Armani kept everything above the knee, adding panels of multicolor sequins to the bodices of fuchsia and royal blue taffeta numbers and beading every square centimeter of others. That should please the party set tremendously. They’ll simply trade in the flat sandals the models wore on the runway for spiked heels. “
We almost want to skip discussing this collection just to focus in on that last sentence. In an age where designers seem to be heading towards the inevitability of models walking the runway on stilts, Giorgio (we’re on a first-name basis in our heads) had the balls to have all his models walk in flats. In flats, darlings! That’s practically revolutionary! Bravo, Signore. And it worked quite well for the collection, which has an easy, breezy chicness to it. We don’t love every piece (way too many Wilmas), but we do love the color story. And come on, He’s Giorgio frigging Armani, for Christ’s sake. Like we’re going to say he’s doing it wrong?
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