Giorgio Armani Revives the Skirt-trouser Combination
Milan Italian king of fashion Giorgio Armani brought back the skirt-trouser combo on Monday with an autumn-winter 2017 show that wound up Milan fashion week with his trademark elegance. Black ankle-length pleated skirts came swishing down the runway, only for the models to turn and reveal that they were red trousers from behind. One pair even reversed the look, putting the trousers out front and the skirt behind. The collection’s colours ranged from ruby red to amethyst purple and emerald green, though Armani’s love-affair with black continues. Skirts were full and sensual, nipped in at the waist and billowing out in satin, with one beautiful silver one paired with a black jacket with a silver dog pattern on it. The pooch returned on a black top as well as Armani joined other designers this season in putting a playful spin on outfits with animal prints, from bats and foxes at Gucci, to birds at Vionnet, and cats at Dolce&Gabbana. “Getting dressed”, the designer said in the notes to the show, “becomes a poetic, personal gesture”.