24 September 2013 by

Giorgio Armani Spring Summer 2014 Report: Under the Sea

Giorgio Armani took us on a trip to the tropical seas this season with a collection replete with oceanic prints, floaty chiffon and wave inspired construction.

The story began with slinky silk skirts and pleated shorts in eau de nil paired with bold jackets in marjorelle blue and fuchsia. Cropped blousons provided a second sunshine ready option for Armani's summertime ladies.

What followed were effervescent silk dresses billowing in the breeze. Proceeding two by two models were enveloped in draped chiffon, emerging Venus-like from the fabric waves. One style in gossamer fine silk jacquard was embroidered with snaking, shimmering sequins and crystal, recalling the dappled sheen of the morning's sun on the surf.

White silk double breasted suits were given a watery treatment with pigment bleeding in linear streaks in deep sea blues and greens.

Next up was a floral story, but Armani wasn't thinking roses. Instead we had anemones and coral creating an undersea garden across cute swing dresses and simple tunics.

Just before the denouement, the catwalk was cloaked in darkness for several seconds until three models topped with mortarboard style millinery emerged to round off the show. Showcasing the house's signature foiled, glistening eveningwear, Armani's undersea adventure drew to a triumphant close.

Watch the full show below...


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