GIORGIO ARMANI SPRING 2019 RTW COLLECTION

GIORGIO ARMANI SPRING 2019 RTW COLLECTION

Giorgio Armani returns home to Via Bergognone for the Spring 2019 runway show.

May 21, 2019

The Giorgio Armani Spring 2019 RTW collection felt subaquatic with the opening section of spotlighted silver semi-transparent pieces with smokily muted color.

A coat of woven strips of leather had a sharkish toughness. A pink-edged, coral-like wide-brimmed hat and a pink-edged encrustation of ruffle on the chest of a dress signaled the dive into this collection’s central exploration of color and texture.

Layered metal and plastic jewelry plus the net-like bags and shoes with slick and shiny uppers of scrunched PVC added an undersea other-worldliness in tandem with the models’ bunched, salty Pre-Raphaelite hair. A balloon-hemmed vest top teamed with pants of reflective, liquid-like organza was patterned with circular multicolored sequins that resembled a rainbow of raindrops on water. The model in a pink bomber decorated with oyster-shell gray and pink embellishment and a triple-layered, ruffle-detail gray skirt handily caught an anemone-esque pinned earring as it fell loose from her left ear.

By the end, we were voyaging in mermaid territory: The opaquely multicolored sheen, reef-like banks of ruffle, and silver fish-skin shine of Armani’s often multilayered fabrications combined beguilingly.

Special guests of the Giorgio Armani Spring 2019 fashion show discuss the collection and the qualities of the Armani woman.