Giorgio Armani’s band of models looked as whimsical as water faeries or sprites that came to life from a watercolour illustration or the Water Lilies series by Claude Monet, as they glided about the runway in cool-toned looks that were gossamer delicate, with free-flowing shapes.Everything seemed so light and carefree.
The Giorgio Armani SS17 collection, entitled Charmani, a play on the word ‘charm’ showcased sheer, lightweight, silky looks that were painted in faint shades of blue that mimics the watercolour technique. An embodiment of femininity and elegance, Giorgio Armani’s looks were far from constricting, with revealing, soft and loose-fitting fabric on waif forms. Bubble dresses and sleeves flit gently on the catwalk, giving a light-hearted, whimsical feel.
Despite its delicate quality, Giorgio Armani’s collection also created an illusion of metallic effects with its use of cool use of colours such as silvers, greys, and blue-greys. Jackets and pantsuits look almost reflective with its smooth albeit minimally patterned texture, without the use of jewellery or actual metals. Small, delicate florals drench the looks with an Impressionism appearance, with wide netting and fringes providing more feel to the overall very smooth look.