Charmani. Giorgio Armani got a little cheeky and launched a new hashtag, calling his spring collection “Charmani”. His meaning? The elegance and sensuality, the magic and femininity, his show notes said. And he backed it up by sending out drape-y sarong-style shorts paired with relaxed jackets and coats.
The colour palette was as cool Mr. Armani himself—grey, dark blues and silver. All accented by little black sandals and caged booties that sparkled.
The prints were subtle—tonal palm fronds and florals with starburst-like motifs. The tropical leaves echoed the sarong tie details worked into shirt dresses, shorts and jackets.
Part of the Charmani experience was a sensuality, one he described as “the lightness of the body, seductively revealing itself, finding a new balance between discipline and freedom.” If anyone understands both, it’s Il Maestro—he has carefully and meticulously built his mega brand while living the life. On the runway, it was easy dresses detailed in sequins and showing dresses, or shorts doing the same. As dark as the palette was, the shapes and details gave the clothes a carefree attitude.
And the finale of sequinned dazzlers was certainly relaxed. Draped printed silk pyjama pants teamed with sheer and sequinned shirts or all-spangled minis that looked just about right for Bali.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US