Lunedì, 15 Ottobre 2018
PARIS

Armani Prive' gives 'nude' sensuality timeless glamour

English
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(By Elisa Cecchi)
Paris, July 3 - Past and future breathed as one at
the Armani Prive' haute couture show in Paris Tuesday with
old-fashioned Hollywood glamour taking on a modern seductive
twist.
Italian designer Giorgio Armani delivered a 'Nude'
collection creating a fusion of rich lace and bare flesh peeking
out from under transparent organza and tulle.
Pearly hues dominated by pink were a nude-toned ode to
elegance for fall-winter 2013.
The lightest dresses floated down the catwalk in a
contemporary vision of 1930s screen-star glitter while cocktail
wear veered into contemporary territory with statement pant
suits and full skirts over sheer trousers.
Timeless femininity was the dominant theme of the
designer's 52 haute-couture creations, which glanced back to the
seductive power of tight bodices and sumptuous skirts while
making a modern statement.
Short hems were nowhere to be seen, Armani Prive's
evanescent sensuality took on the extreme contrast of long
evening gowns or the house's staple, pants.
Old Hollywood glamour oozed from a sumptuous, embroidered
evening gown encrusted with crystals and a skirt made out of 47
metres of fabric.
Evanescent capes with pearls and crystals, embroidered
mermaid-style silhouettes, raffia lace, organza and tulle layers
revealed but never bared the flesh and captured the 1930s drama.
Cocktail-wear was dominated by trousers. Wool or silk pant
suits were infused with a sleek edge which complemented the
collection.
Whether ruffled, embroidered or bejewelled, Armani's
fall-winter 2013 haute couture stood out for its diaphanous
quality.
Armani stripped the body bare in nude hues of pink and
beige in a collection vying, for once, to please men as much as
women because, the designer said on the sidelines of the show,
"a man doesn't like to have beside him a woman who follows
fashion too much in the way she dresses, he is wary of dresses
that are too avant-garde".
Nude elegance, said the 79-year-old deacon of Italian
fashion, is appealing to men and women who "are happy to show
only what is barely necessary".
The richness of details gave depth to the filmy creations.
Soft jackets in rose crystals barely touched the body - an
androgynous touch balancing the powerful femininity.
The balancing act was also to be seen in ample overcoats
revealing lace linings or in the snakeskin top giving edge to
another 'nude' ensemble.
The embroidered tulle of shoes, rich jewellery and plumes
enveloping the neck contributed to the screen-goddess quality of
the collection.
Black peaked in a few numbers though always paired with
pink - in a beaded, striped long jumpsuit for evening or in a
striking, long slip dress.
But pink always prevailed, like light over shadow.
Armani Prive's vision for fall 2013 embraced the essence of
high fashion, said the designer, "because sometimes haute
couture appears instead to vie too much for a set-design effect
befitting ready-to-wear while it should be a more intimate
moment and rediscover its poetry and mystery".

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