MY MOODBOARD

Gior­gio Ar­mani re­vis­ited his great­est Eight­ies hits for to­day’s em­pow­ered women

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Gior­gio Ar­mani con­jures up his clas­sic Eight­ies looks for a con­tem­po­rary au­di­ence

When de­sign­ing his A/W 18 col­lec­tion, Gior­gio Ar­mani gath­ered im­ages from the archive, look­ing back to the 1980s, a time when women armed them­selves in a uni­form of trouser suits as they sought equal pay and equal rights with men. For to­day’s cat­walk, he reimag­ined power dress­ing with a softer fo­cus, show­ing co­coon coats, bub­ble skirts and louche vel­vet suits. De­mure day­time of­fer­ings con­trasted with beaded, fringed and em­bel­lished evening­wear, long skirts knot­ted at the an­kle and worn with flat, lace-up boots. ‘A woman in a se­quined, em­broi­dered dress that catches the eye with every move­ment is un­doubt­edly el­e­gant,’ Mr Ar­mani said. ‘With my work, I’ve tried to give moder­nity and dig­nity to the daz­zling glam­our of evening gowns.’ A strik­ing blend of Ar­mani tai­lor­ing and sparkle reached its apogee in a crys­tal-stud­ded trouser suit, per­fect for the red car­pet in the age of Time’s Up. lucy half­head

Above: the Gior­gio Ar­mani A/W 18 moodboard. Be­low: looks fromthe col­lec­tion

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