The sun shone in Milan again for the concluding big show of the week, at Giorgio Armani. The designer held three performances of this collection (it’s usually two) in order to accommodate all the editors and clients who are in the city. Outside via Borgonuovo was crowded with people hoping to spot famous guests arriving, and around the corner a queue snaked down three sides of the Armani Hotel.
Armani called this collection Vibes, and showed it against a projected backdrop of cloudily diffuse waves of colour. All of his models had late ’20s style (and Madonna’s ’90s revival) finger wave hairstyles, and sported looks often decorated by waves, shown in five or so phases, each punctuated by a subtle shift in lighting. The first section concentrated on an interplay between bronze metallic fabrics and silk grayish blue. As across the whole of the collection, looks were often cinched by belts in two or three strips of leather, cut to curve against or alongside each other.