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  • Written by Cyan Leigh Dacasin


giorgio armani fall winter 24
©Giorgio Armani

This season, Giorgio Armani ushers in a new collection filled with dark romanticism, perfectly embodying the correlation between the shades of black and brightly colored florals that were the primary focus of this FW 2024 - 2025 line-up.

This evening wear-focused series focused on wide-legged trousers, boxy jackets, floral/sequin embellished caps, and blazers. It was a playful combination that evoked the spirit of vintage Armani: incredible structuring, movement, and fluidity.

The designer put many classical style elements together, resulting in fascinating silhouettes representing a wild garden's beauty. Dark blues and emerald greens shone through some pieces, such as the oversized jacket with a mandarin collar. Others included corsets, dark bodices, and cargo pants.

Armani utilized the space of negativity that black offered as a canvas, which he wanted to showcase in his backdrop of wintry flowers. For some, this new collection came as a surprise, specifically since the designer has always taken inspiration from the cityscape of Milan. His reputation as a designer has always been of timeless elegance. For Giorgio, loud and fantastical designs don't equate to greatness on the street or the runway. This was always something that he was vocal about.

This time, the designer found inspiration in the spring and summer, seen through sequined floral embellishments, a chain of dragonflies carefully placed on a black gown. Among other eye-catching details from the collection was a shawl made of interlinked crystal flowers that were aptly layered over silky black trousers and a top, along with a tailored suit made with shining crystals.

"There are no flowers in winter, but now here they are. I invented them. The designer said they recall happier seasons, and I like the contrast." Guests attending the show included Cate Blanchett, Sam, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the new global ambassador for Acqua di Giò fragrance.

"Fashion is hard work. For eight months I've been working on those flowers, and I'm still not happy with some of them. If you come to the second show, you'll see I've changed them again," said the designer.

At 89 years old, Armani shows no signs of stopping, and this collection proves that he's still one of the ultimate maestros of couture. This series demonstrated his prowess by creating a sprawling garden with flower prints scattered and weaved throughout with enthusiastic layering.


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