As the show unfolded, we were lost in the abundant prettiness of it all. It was all so pleasing to the eye. The designer had created a vivid, moment of escape, from the frenetic pace of everyday life. The fabrics glistened, the frills and volumes blossomed, and the colours – peony pink and iris blue – shone and shimmered.
At the end, the models gathered in the embassy garden and looked like living flowers. The designer spoke of his desire to “create a subtle, common thread that underscores a deep sense of authenticity that transcends seasons”. He doesn’t want to stop time, but to eclipse it, with clothes that defy fashion’s incessant cry of “Next!” and replace that throw-away notion with a more romantic sentiment: “Now and forever”.
Photography courtesy of Giorgio Armani.