Sunday, February 4, 2018
Giorgio Armani: "Made in Armani!"
Today we flew from shore to shore for a snapshot survey of Spring 2018 Armania, the territory below us on the runway defined primarily by color, then texture and fit. The survey began with a long section of stone, silver, and grays.
Landmarks included a long double-breasted trench in a crushed and crunchy linen mix, a high-cut peacoat in nubby gray wool, an iridescent silver notch-lapeled suit, and a series of high-hemmed jackets with a silky fish-skin gleam that half obscured roughened check patterns below.
A third of the way into our flight we banked into clear pale blue, a maneuver signposted by a double look of white on blue and gray micro-cable knit T-shirt tops with jersey sleeves over blue wool pants. A pale blue shirt under a golden jacquard jacket and blue and gold plaid pants extended the territory.
Then, after a brief beige interlude, we hit a punchily jewel-toned equator that played softened amethyst against sapphire against turquoise in a series of knits, suits, and patterned tailoring. A turbulent passage of patterned knitwear brought us to a long, smoothdescent through the blue again, via pale blue cotton worksuits—into navy executive suiting, casual seersucker jackets, chevron and dotted navy knits, a navy suede field jacket, and a double look of two hybrid cardigan-shirts. We landed in a suite of six looks as pristinely white as the sands of Lampedusa’s Spiaggia dei Conigli.
Mr. Armani’s signature was written on large leather totes and a pale blue T-shirt worn with a silvery jacket. You didn’t need to spot it to know this was Armani country.
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