Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Different Way: Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2011/12

Ok, I have to admit that I hate reading about snipes, quotes, from Mr. Armani against other Italian designers. It's entirely declasse and unnecessary. Diego Della Valle snapped back with another take and an invitation to join him in raising money for a restoration of the Colosseum. Mr. Armani declined.  It's just not seemly.

While I was almost rhapsodic about Karl's silhouette and mood at Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2011/12 because it made me lust for tight little jackets and a sort of bohemian but brave attitude, the Armani Prive collection confused me. The clothes are certainly beautiful but something is missing and these seem harsh, a rendition at the highest price levels that simply works hard.

Mr. Armani knows what he's doing and what his customer wants. I don't understand that customer, the woman who allows clothes to walk in the room slightly ahead of her. Beauty of another kind but absolutely beautiful. These dresses likely begin at 20,000.00.


  1. I haven't been following Couture Week that closely, but it seems he's gone overboard with the Japanese reverence here... almost to the point it looks costumey? Last season he went over-the-top with the Lady Gaga looks. It's like he's trying to capitalise from going to the extremes. Maybe the new Princess of Monaco requested an entire collection of Japanese inspired pieces... who knows. Chanel is my favorite so far.

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  2. I haven't really followed this new information regarding his designs and collections, although i probably should! Thanks for keeping me up to date.

    Eternally yours,

  3. They are so beautiful !! The pink hat is delicous. A 20,000 frock is one you would not want to spill your coffee on xo

  4. Very beautiful collection. I love the contrasting color choices :D

  5. thanks for the amazing comment !:)


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