Ar­mani lights up fash­ion week with dashes of psychedelic hues, pal­ettes

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BLACK and gold trouser suits and dreamy gowns laced with vel­vet or overflowing with feath­ers led the pa­rade of evening wear glam­our at Ital­ian de­signer Gior­gio Ar­mani’s Haute Cou­ture show in Paris. Ar­mani, 83, whose cre­ations are Hol­ly­wood red car­pet sta­ples and worn by screen stars, rev­elled in cham­pagne-coloured touches for his lat­est col­lec­tion, re­flected in satin adorn­ments and lin­ings or the fig­ure-hug­ging long skirts.

Fringed dresses gave way to enor­mous puffy skirts swirling in feath­ers as mod­els wound their way around the rooms of the Ital­ian em­bassy in Paris, un­der chan­de­liers and past cab­i­nets filled with porce­lain trin­kets. The Ar­mani Prive col­lec­tion also fea­tured splashes of turquoise pink and fuschia, with some en­tirely pink, glitzy looks round­ing off the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Paris Haute Cou­ture Week is a cel­e­bra­tion of the one-ofa-kind styles that re­quire metic­u­lous tai­lor­ing, and it’s highly ex­clu­sive. Only a hand­ful of brands be­long to the se­lect Haute Cou­ture club, and have to be ap­proved by French fash­ion’s gov­ern­ing body based on cri­te­ria in­clud­ing staffing, skills and the ser­vice of­fered to pri­vate clients.

Ar­mani re­mains one of Italy’s largest, in­de­pen­dent fash­ion groups. As part of a suc­ces­sion plan, Gior­gio Ar­mani said last year he was seek­ing to shield the brand from be­ing taken over in fu­ture or bro­ken up by trans­fer­ring a stake to a foun­da­tion that will over­see some de­ci­sions. – Reuters

A cre­ation by Gior­gio Ar­mani dur­ing the 2018-2019 Fall/Win­ter Haute Cou­ture col­lec­tion fash­ion show in Paris. - AFP pho­tos

Mod­els present cre­ations by Ar­mani.

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