On the notes of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist, in that world of beauty represented by Chinese lacquer and shrouded in the timeless perfection of craftsmanship, Giorgio Armani has taken the aesthetic of Art Deco as his inspiration and declared it in a collection with a lacquered effect.
There is a sense of enchantment, a play on light, skilfully created by the sumptuous embroidery on dresses, bodices and jackets, and by sophisticated pieces in patent leather and precious hides.
The slender, perfectly-drawn silhouette is elegant and composed, and possesses a sense of lightness suggested by the movement of infinite, fine silk fringing, with the embroidery delineating three -dimensional geometric shapes and with crystals whose light blends – and enhances – that of the lacquer. Petite jackets with defined shoulders feature rich details also on the inside, where even the front lining is embroidered. Trousers, slightly flared at the hem, trace the outline of the entire shape. Dresses in silk or silk gauze flow down to reach the ankles, with an air of lightness – as for the midi skirts.
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