Armani brings a refreshing vitality with a young-spirited collection.
For the Giorgio Armani Resort 2018 collection, the designer created a more youthful than usual spirit with bright colors and a light feel. Sophisticated and modern, the collection is perfect for both evening and everyday occasions.
Armani made his mark by redefining tailoring for both sexes, fusing comfort with a sleek, unfussed elegance. Yet like the endless variations a talented music composer can layer into his signature melodies, making them new without ever altering the tune, he managed to bring about a refreshing vitality to his new collection.
Inspired by the surrealist artist Joan Miró, the designer injected his typical masculine/feminine dialogue with touches of bright colors: Poppy red, porcelain blue, magenta, apricot, and peony pink were paired with more subdued shades of black and gray.
The collection featured a variety of fabrics and patterns such as chiffon, silk, sequins, and organza. The line offers a lot of youthful separates with a strong dose of elegance.
Shapes were kept feminine and easy, as in a long dress in layered chiffon embroidered with shattered crystals. The play on techno fabrics versus natural fibers highlighted the experimental attitude. Crisp silk had a papery texture, while organza was smoothed with an almost liquid feel, as in a luxurious pajama suit printed with watercolor motifs. As for his signature suiting, a short, shapely jacket in red silk jacquard had a round, revealing décolletage lined in contrasting print; worn with a pant-skirt hybrid in see-through pink techno silk.