Giorgio Armani shows his coed runway show across Via Bergognone to the Armani Silos, the sprawling exhibition complex the designer opened

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.