Giorgio Armani Pre-Fall 2017

img_6146Giorgio Armani had arguably the biggest night of any designer at the Golden Globes. He dressed surprise Best Actress in a Drama winner Isabelle Huppert in a crystalline Privé top and icy gray silk skirt, and nominees Naomie Harris and Janelle Monáe also wore his dresses.

Who knows?

Maybe we’ll see one or more of those stars in his front row during the couture shows later this month. But the Pre-Fall offering for his main line paid just glancing attention to red carpet fare. A nipped-waist black column with embellished short sleeves could make its way to the SAG Awards, as could a similar silhouette with a fully embroidered bodice.

For the most part, this collection was tuned to a more daytime-appropriate key. Armani flexed his athleisure muscles, turning out mohair sweats that he paired with a one-button blazer and satin track pants that unzipped to the hips for a fuller shape with a three-button topper. On other pieces he turned up the color; a representative for the brand reported that an acid green double-breasted coat was popular with Armani’s wholesalers. Outerwear pieces cut from elaborately woven jacquards in underwater and Peruvian landscape motifs were no less bold. For the client who will find them a bit de trop, he had a softly constructed black pantsuit tipped in white.

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Milan, January 9th,2017

Article by Nicole Phelps

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