Giorgio Armani's Autumn/Winter 2019 Collection Radiates Nocturnal Elegance
Saying goodbye to summer can be bittersweet but the best part about season changes is starting to plan your next wardrobe. As the sun slowly sets on cruise wear, the elegance of autumn evening wear is something to anticipate.
For the fashion-forward individual wondering what to wear next, Giorgio Armani’s latest autumn/winter collection, Dark As The Night, answers that calling. In true Armani style, each piece in this season is tailored to precision, mixing extravagant patterns with soft, rich materials, striking the perfect balance between glamour and simplicity.
“Night-time is a welcome plea to push the boundaries, without going too far: it's part of my vocabulary, sophisticated and natural,” the Italian designer explains. “Indeed, my night is composed of clean lines, uninhibited sparkles and precious materials.” Made with the midnight hours in mind, the hues of Dark As The Night are markedly deep, but not dark, from profound blues slinking into pure black.
There is a cheeky resolution to subtly blur the lines in style, between extravagance and clarity, and in substance, through shapeshifting volumes and sleek silhouettes. Sheer, off-the-shoulder one piece tops are contrasted effortlessly with satin pants, proving to be just as head-turning as strapless sequined gowns that somehow also look incredibly comfortable.
As usual, Armani’s suits do not disappoint and that is made evident from the surprising yet satisfying mix of materials that sees velvet pants paired with a tweed button-down coat. Even the more traditional suits each have visually alluring details such as lapels that perfectly frame the shoulders and chest for a look that never appears too casual or formal.
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What’s most laudable is Armani’s exacting ability to make every piece intensely glamourous without over embellishing. These threads are catwalk material yet also completely wearable.
“I like the idea of creating an evening dress that’s as easy to wear as a T-shirt; a tuxedo that’s as soft as knitwear. My clothes are not made to disguise people, rather to give them a certain aura,” Armani states. “At night, just as during the day, you have to be yourself: this is the only way to achieve true style.”
The Dark As The Night Autumn/Winter 2019 Collection is available at Giorgio Armani Boutique at Chater House, Harbour City and Elements.
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