Back two years when the COVID-19 contamination curve was starting to grow, Armani was the very first luxury house to cancel its shows. Now, in light of the tragedy currently unfolding in Ukraine, she is also the first to make her voice heard, marching without any music. So the parade Giorgio Armani opened with a voice reading a statement from the creator in English: “My decision not to use music in the parade was made out of respect for those affected by the unfolding tragedy..”
As a sense of solemnity and sadness filled the intimate underground track of Via Borgonuovo, the silence somehow accentuated the softness and delicacy of the garments, many of which were cut from velvet this season.
Inspired by the 1930s, Giorgio Armani’s collection gives new meaning to “the elegance created by renouncing the superfluous rather than the excess”. This austere mentality seems surprisingly appropriate at the time. Expertly tailored fitted and cropped jackets were paired with flowing velvet trousers, ice blue tuxedos with plush velvet cargo pants and coats while the color palette is characteristically Armani, with navy blues, dusty pinks, muted silver and white hues.
As for Giorgio Armani’s passion for Art Deco, it made itself known in all the shiny black and silver surfaces, and in the geometric brocades.