Titled Rhapsody in Blue, the Giorgio Armani Fall 2019 RTW collection was a languid exploration of smoky reliefs and pencil-sharp silhouettes played out on a dark mirrored runway.
The more exuberant ornamentation came in the womenswear. Atop pants cut slim or with jodhpur eruptions at the quad, Armani served a pre-millennial nightclub’s worth of smoky whorl and twist. From the bunched swirls of leather on the square-toed boots to the glinting shivers of midnight blue pattern under mesh on jerkin tops, or the hard exhalations of leather ruffle on handbag straps, or the meandering back-and-forths of leather peplum, this was an overwhelmingly dark collection packed with playful decoration. Bow-belted pleated pants were served south of a silk shirt in shifting clouds of midnight blue. A double-ruffled leather collar furled forth from the neckline of a leather-piped black velvet jacket.
The swirls slowly settled into abstract flowers etched in purple beads or mirrored enamel, before an evening section featuring one multitiered narrow-cut gown but which focused mostly on velvet pants and extravagantly decorated one-shoulder tops.
Immerse yourself in Giorgio Armani’s backstage vibe and see the collection come to life with the Fall 2019 runway show. held at the Armani/Silos.